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Brad Richards | Center | #17

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (64) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Brad Richards has two assists in Saturday's win over the Islanders.
Richards set up Mike Green's power play goal in the second period and Dylan Larkin's goal in the third frame. The 35-year-old has five goals and 15 points in 38 games this season. He's only worth an add in deeper fantasy leagues. Feb 7 - 11:39 AM

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Brad Richards scored the opening goal in Detroit's 4-2 win against the Islanders on Monday.

He didn't have a point over his last seven appearances. Richards has posted five goals and 13 points in 35 games with the Red Wings this season.
Jan 26 - 10:14 AM

Brad Richards will play in Saturday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Richards missed yesterday's game against the Sabres because he was attending his grandfather's funeral. The 35-year-old has four goals and 12 points in 33 games this season.
Jan 23 - 5:21 PM

Brad Richards will miss Friday's game to attend his grandfather's funeral.

"Unfortunate, for sure," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "Those are things that unfortunately you have to go through in life. So it’s good he’s going to get a chance to be with his family." Richards will rejoin the Red Wings in time for Saturday's game.
Jan 21 - 4:53 PM

Brad Richards potted his third goal of the season Sunday against Calgary.

He has produced two goals in his last three games and three points in his last four. Richards has been adjusting much better to his new team lately and he has played well since being put on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 08:13:00 AM

Brad Richards scored Detroit's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the Sabres Monday night.

It was Richards' second goal of the season. Assists went to Pavel Datsyuk and Darren Helm, their sixth and fifth of the season, respectively. Richards used to be a fantasy star but now he should be languishing on the waiver wire as he is nothing more than a spare part in fantasy pools.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Brad Richards is still adjusting to playing on the wing alongside Pavel Datsyuk.

"He's such a good player holding on to pucks," Richards said. "I have to get used to some of his tendencies." He was demoted to the fourth line for a game, but he's back with Datsyuk after scoring his first goal with the Red Wings this past Saturday. Darren Helm is the other winger on the line.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Brad Richards potted his first goal as a member of the Red Wings this past Saturday.

It was his first goal in 14 games. Richards has five points this season, but Detroit is hoping that his goal helps with his confidence.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Brad Richards has been knocked down to the fourth line.

Richards had been getting regular minutes alongside Pavel Datsyuk. Even with that though, Richards only has four points in 12 games this season.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 11:54:00 AM

Coach Jeff Blashill likes the combination of Brad Richards and Pavel Datsyuk.

"Richie playing with him, they seem to play well together," the Wings bench boss said. "It gave us another real powerful line." Richards collected two assists and Datsyuk scored a goal in last Saturday's 4-3 OT win against St. Louis. This could be a duo to watch out for if they can both stay healthy.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Brad Richards (back) appears as though he will return to the lineup on Friday.

Coach Jeff Blashill said he practiced Richards "as if he were going to be in (the lineup)" and Richards feels like he is able to play. He skated on the wing with Pavel Datsyuk and Teemu Pulkkinen. Richards is hoping to get the green light after Friday's morning skate.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 08:11:00 AM

Brad Richards (back) thinks he's ready to return.

Richards still hasn't been cleared by the team's trainers, so nothing is set in stone. He hasn't played since Oct. 21 due to his back problems.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 01:22:00 PM

Brad Richards (back) skated Tuesday but he isn't ready to return yet.

"I don't want to say day-to-day, because it's further than that, probably, right now," said coach Jeff Blashill. "But at least it's a step forward that he's able to skate today." Richards hasn't been in the lineup since Oct. 21.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Brad Richards (back) is projected to miss one-to-two weeks with a back injury.

GM Ken Holland said Richards won't require surgery. It was an issue that had been bothering him for a while before he was moved to injured reserve.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 06:51:00 PM

Brad Richards (back) will visit with a doctor this week.

It is hoped that the appointment will determine the extent of the ongoing discomfort he has been experiencing in his back. Richards was moved to injured reserve over the weekend.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Dylan Larkin
3Brad Richards
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard