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Brendan Smith | Defenseman | #2

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (27) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Brendan Smith could be moved at the trade deadline.
The pending unrestricted free agent may want to go somewhere else this summer, so the Red Wings may attempt to get something for him while they still can. Smith has averaged 18:20 of ice time this campaign, while contributing five points, 39 hits and 34 blocks in 30 appearances. Feb 17 - 8:59 AM

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Brendan Smith was activated from injured reserve on Saturday.

Smith has been out since Jan. 4 with a knee injury. Through 24 games this season the young veteran has posted five points with 26 PIMs and 33 hits.
Feb 4 - 12:38 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) is eyeing Saturday's game against Nashville for his return to the lineup.

That means he isn't expected to play on Friday versus the New York Islanders. "I'm excited to get back," Smith said. "It's been kind of a long road here. I'm feeling really well." He expects to wear a brace on his knee for the rest of the season.
Feb 3 - 8:28 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) is probable for Saturday's game.

That would be Smith's first contest since Jan. 4. He has two goals and five points in 24 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 11:59 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) participated in practice Monday.

Coach Jeff Blashill said that Smith was "taking steps in the right direction." Smith has sat out the last 11 games with a knee injury, but could be ready to return at some point this week.
Jan 31 - 10:13 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

It was the first time Smith practiced with the Wings since Jan. 4. Based on an early projection, he's probably still at least a week away from returning, but there's always a chance he'll be back sooner.
Jan 19 - 1:49 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) is projected to miss another two weeks.

Smith hasn't played since Jan. 4 because of a sprained knee.
Jan 11 - 3:40 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) won't be able to play during Detroit's road trip.

It was previously reported that Smith wouldn't be available Thursday, but this rules him out for three additional games. He has two goals and five points in 24 games this season.
Jan 5 - 5:41 PM

Brendan Smith's lower body injury is related to his right knee.

Smith is feeling alright, but he'll have to see what his status is after the swelling goes down. As previously reported, he won't play on Thursday.
Jan 5 - 4:13 PM

Brendan Smith (lower body) will miss Thursday's game.

Smith was injured during Wednesday's contest. He has five points and 26 penalty minutes in 24 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 5 - 3:22 PM

Brendan Smith sustained a lower-body injury Wednesday night.

He exited the game in the second period and didn't return. Smith isn't expected to be ready to play on Thursday night versus Los Angeles.
Jan 5 - 8:15 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) will be back in the lineup on Tuesday night from a 12-game absence.

He isn't listed on injured reserve on the team's website and is projected to be paired with Niklas Kronwall versus Buffalo. Smith also skated on Detroit's second power-play unit in the morning.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) may be back in the fold in the next game or two.

He has missed the last 12 games with a knee injury. Smith has contributed two goals and two assists in 20 appearances this campaign.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) might be available to return as soon as Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

He was on the ice for a full practice Thursday. Smith hasn't played since Nov. 26 because of a knee injury.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:08:00 AM

Brendan Smith (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

No surprise there given that the Red Wings already revealed that Smith will be out for the next four weeks. He has two goals and four points in 20 games in 2016-17.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 11:10:00 AM

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