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  • Detroit Red Wings prospect Zadina could miss World Junior Championship

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings prospect Filip Zadina is in holding mode. He suffered a lower-body injury this past Saturday, casting into doubt his availability for the World Junior Championship. General manager Ken Holland said  Tuesday that Zadina “is day to day. See how he..." December 18

  • Green to miss 3-5 weeks; Red Wings recall Hronek

    The Score "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green will be out three-to-five weeks with a lower-body injury, head coach Jeff Blashill said Friday. Filip Hronek has been called up from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins to replace Green on Detroit's back end. Green logged 15..." December 14

  • Report: Red Wings want at least 1st-round pick for Howard

    The Score "For the moment, the price for Jimmy Howard appears to be high. The Detroit Red Wings have made it clear they want at least a first-round draft selection in exchange for the veteran goaltender, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman wrote..." December 12

  • Howard's 'elite' goaltending makes Red Wings' trade-deadline decisions that much tougher

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard is direct and forthcoming, and knows how the sport works. As an NHL goaltender, Howard knows it’ll be up to him certain evenings to steal a game as his teammates in front of him struggle to defend, Likewise, there will be certain evenings when Howard..." December 12

  • What must happen for Red Wings' Jeff Blashill to earn new contract?

    Michigan Live "The "Sixty Minutes of Hell" rallying cry Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill coined coming into the season -- complete with T-shirts for players -- was ripe for mocking when the team started 1-7-2. Since then the Red Wings have gone 12-6-2. They're .500 at the 30-game..." December 11

  • Red Wings' Nick Jensen no longer a safety-first defenseman

    Detroit News "At age 28, Nick Jensen has not played 200 or 250 games that traditionally mark the end of an NHL defenseman’s apprenticeship. But, with Jensen set to play in his 160th Monday night, he is establishing himself as one of the Red Wings’ more reliable defensive..." December 11

  • Filip Zadina will go to world juniors, Michael Rasmussen will not

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings weighed their options, and decided the best one is to give Filip Zadina a chance to lead the Czechs to a medal on a world stage. They will allow Zadina to play at the World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Vancouver and Victoria, British..." December 06

  • Detroit Red Wings lose another player for multiple weeks to injury

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have lost another player to a hand injury. Coach Jeff Blashill said after Tuesday’s 6-5 shootout loss that defenseman Danny DeKeyser will be out “multiple weeks.”  DeKeyser was injured during the second period..." December 05

  • Anthony Mantha Out Four To Six Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Not much has gone right for the Detroit Red Wings this season, but at least Anthony Mantha had developed into a legitimate top line option for the team. Unfortunately, that development will be put on hold for the time being, as head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters today..." December 04

  • Detroit Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi Suspended Two Games

    Last Word On Hockey "The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Detroit Red Wings winger Tyler Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games. This is his first career suspension. Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct and roughing for an incident..." December 03

  • Red Wings’ Bertuzzi facing discpline after punching Calvert from bench

    Pro Hockey Talk "Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi will have a disciplinary hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Monday for an incident that happened in Sunday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. The incident in question was Bertuzzi removing his glove..." December 03

  • DeKeyser reaches 'impressive' milestone with Wings

    Detroit News "Danny DeKeyser played in his 400th game on Sunday, skating 20 minutes, 46 seconds, the second most time on ice among Red Wings defensemen (Mike Green, 24:06), while collecting two hits and blocking a shot. DeKeyser contributed to holding one of the top lines in the NHL —..." December 03

  • Detroit’s Jimmy Howard Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings are in the midst of a rebuild. Whether or not they’re willing to admit that fact or continue to try and push for a playoff spot this season, it is clear that the team is not set up for Stanley Cup contention as presently constructed. They do have plenty of good young..." November 28

  • How Detroit Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha resuscitated his season

    Detroit Free Press "The challenge for Anthony Mantha is to shoot more and defend better.  After a rough opening month to the season, Mantha has powered through November. He’s trusted to play against the opponent’s top line, he’s scoring clutch goals, and he’s seeing why the..." November 28

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha heating up following cold start

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings put five pucks past Sergei Bobrovsky, one of the best goaltenders in the game, but it wasn't enough to earn a single point. It was a frustrating night. The Red Wings dug themselves hole, as they've been prone to do this season. They fought back, like..." November 27

  • What does future hold for Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist?

    Michigan Live "The schedule got tougher for the Detroit Red Wings last week with a stretch of games against Boston, Washington and surprising Buffalo, which was leading the league before Sunday night. They earned three of a possible six points and played well enough to win all three. It..." November 26

  • Why it's good to talk trash to Detroit Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou

    Detroit Free Press "Tyler Bertuzzi had needled his teammate, had been on him to make something happen. The response was laughter — and another celebration for the Detroit Red Wings. They take a 9-2 stretch on the road Friday at Washington, stoked by rallying to win in overtime,..." November 22

  • Detroit Sends Wade Megan to Grand Rapids

    Winging It In Motown "As the Red Wings prepare for the Bruins on Wednesday night, they had Thomas Vanek back in practice and strong indications that he would be able to return to the lineup against the Bruins. Those indications get even stronger now with this press release from the..." November 20

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Red Wings' Helm out 6-8 weeks with shoulder injury

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings aren't expecting Darren Helm in the lineup until 2019. The 31-year-old winger sustained a shoulder injury that will sideline him for six to eight weeks, general manager Ken Holland said, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. Helm..." November 19

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Confidence, goaltending carrying Red Wings during hot stretch

    Detroit News "The Red Wings hit the quarter-pole in the NHL standings Saturday afternoon at Prudential Center. Maybe not exactly — there are 82 games in the NHL, so there’s no simple way to cut them into fourths — but it's as close as they’ll get. And..." November 19

  • Helm out 'for some time' with upper-body injury

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will be without one of their top penalty killers after losing Darren Helm to injury. Helm appeared to hurt his right arm on a hit from Devils forward Travis Zajac in the first period of Saturday’s 3-2 overtime victory at Prudential Center. Coach Jeff..." November 17

  • Why Detroit Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen has shot to 'be real good'

    Detroit Free Press "Michael Rasmussen is six weeks into his NHL debut season and already making an impact in one of the game’s toughest areas.  He earned a goal for a second straight game by being in front of an opponent’s night, scoring in Thursday’s 2-1 loss to..." November 16

  • Red Wings keep sending mixed signals about rebuild

    Pro Hockey Talk "Every time I start to feel some doubt about questioning if the Detroit Red Wings are truly committed to rebuilding, something silly surfaces. Wednesday provided the latest head-scratcher, as’s Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings are “committed”..." November 09

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • How soon before Detroit Red Wings prospect Filip Zadina joins team?

    Detroit Free Press "Good news on the Detroit Red Wings prospect front: Forward Filip Zadina seems to be finding his scoring touch at the AHL level.  Zadina scored twice for the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday night to give him three points in the last two games. Overall, he has four goals..." November 05

  • Danny DeKeyser set to return to Red Wings after eight games out

    Yardbarker "The Red Wings’ battered back end is set to get a boost tonight as Danny DeKeyser is set to return after missing the last eight games due to a hand injury, reports Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press. He gives Detroit another top-four defender that should be capable of logging..." November 04

  • Henrik Zetterberg, at ease in retirement, reveals details of injury

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg says he is happy, adjusting to retirement, attending Red Wings practices and games and beginning to occasionally look back at his career. He emerged from behind the automatic doors of the Red Wings dressing room, smiling that easy, familiar smile, striding amiably..." November 02

  • Trade speculation doesn’t surprise Gustav Nyquist

    TSN "Gustav Nyquist debuted at No. 5 on TSN Hockey's first Trade Bait list of the seasonearlier this week, but being on the trade block does not come as a surprise to the Detroit Red Wings winger. Nyquist, who has never been traded in his NHL career, knows that..." November 02

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Red Wings' Green to make season debut vs. Jets

    Detroit News "One of the most anxious players Friday in the Red Wings’ dressing room was defenseman Mike Green. Here it was in late October — and Green was making his regular-season debut against the Winnipeg Jets. Green contracted a virus during training camp that..." October 26

  • Red Wings Send Christoffer Ehn to Grand Rapids

    Winging It In Motown "  With Jacob de la Rose, recently acquired off of waivers from Montreal, being officially..." October 25

  • Arby's changes promotion because Red Wings don't get hat tricks

    Sportsnaut "  Arby’s wants to give away curly fries, but the Detroit Red Wings aren’t obliging...." October 25

  • Red Wings’ Mike Green on track to make season debut Friday vs. Jets

    Sportsnet "The Detroit Red Wings have predictably struggled out of the gate and currently have a league-worst 1-6-2 record, but reinforcements are on the way. Mike Green appears set to make his season debut Friday when the Red Wings host the Winnipeg Jets, according to Red Wings..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Detroit Red Wings Not Worrying About 10-Game Limit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the NHL, players under the age of 20 that are on their entry-level contracts can play up to nine games without burning the first year of their deals. Until they do this they’re also not considered one of the contracts counting towards a team’s 50-contract limit, and can be sent..." October 23

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha trying to remedy season-opening funk

    Detroit News "This hasn’t been the start to the Red Wings season Anthony Mantha wanted. In fact, it’s been pretty miserable. Heading into Monday’s game, Mantha only had three points (one goal, two assists) in the first eight games, with a team-worst..." October 23

  • Red Wings Will Not Be Quick To Make Major Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings are off to a 1-5-2 start in 2018-19, the worst record in the NHL. They have yet to win one game in regulation, but already have two losses of four or more goals. The team is among the worst in the league in goals for and goals against, with rookie forward Christoffer..." October 23

  • Red Wings' decision on Michael Rasmussen looming

    Michigan Live "The Red Wings essentially have two more games to assess rookie forward Michael Rasmussen before deciding whether to send him back to Tri-City (WHL) for the remainder of the junior club's season, or keep him. He can't be assigned to AHL Grand Rapids because he has junior..." October 22

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Steve Yzerman: ‘I don’t look over my shoulder’

    The Hockey News "The bar was set extremely low for the Detroit Red Wings this season and with an 0-4-2 record, they haven’t done anything to prove the skeptics wrong. But if you think the bottom of the standings is foreign territory for GM Ken Holland, well, you probably haven’t been following his..." October 18

  • Zetterberg's calming influence sorely missed by Red Wings

    Detroit News "An integral ingredient, now missing, would help support the Red Wings against surging opponents intent on thrashing them. It is something Henrik Zetterberg provided. It is just one reason he achieved stardom, served as a role mode and received respect all around the NHL. The..." October 18

  • Red Wings claim Jacob de la Rose off waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Montreal Canadiens tried to find a trade partner in recent days to avoid losing Jacob de La Rose for nothing, but weren’t able to get a deal done. Today, exactly what they’d feared has happened as the Detroit Red Wings claimed de La Rose off waivers. Still just 23..." October 17

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Is Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill in trouble? Let's examine

    Detroit Free Press "A winless team begets questions about a coaching change.  The losses are mounting for the Detroit Red Wings, who at 0-4-2 are off to their worst start since the 1985-86 season, when they were winless in their first nine games. The confidence that emanated from..." October 17

  • Evgeny Svechnikov Undergoes Surgery, Out Five To Six Months

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Don’t worry Carolina Hurricanes fans, it’s not your Svechnikov. Unfortunately, the Detroit Red Wings announced today that Evgeny Svechnikov has undergone surgery on his right knee to repair his ACL and will be out five to six months. That essentially ends Svechnikov’s 2018-19..." October 16

  • Red Wings can win by losing, especially if Jack Hughes is the prize

    Detroit News "This is no time for the squeamish. Faced with a 0-3-2 start, their worst in 38 years, the Red Wings are conjuring thoughts of times that try souls, and concerns about summer soldiers and sunshine patriots. Used to prolonged success, this feels epochal. It..." October 15