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Brendan Smith | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 211
Contract: view contract details

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Brendan Smith might find himself playing a bigger role for bench boss Jeff Blashill than he did under former coach Mike Babcock.
In particular, Smith might get regular minutes with the man advantage last season after averaging just 0:13 minutes per contests in 2014-15. "I think Brendan’s best offensive ability is roaming around below the tops of the circles," Blashill said. "If he's a weak-side guy on a power play, going to the net lots, he can retreat pucks because he's quick and he’s strong and he’s competitive. He's got good offensive instincts once he gets below tops of circles. I know at (the university of) Wisconsin he was on his off-side hitting one-timers." Smith had four goals and 13 points in 76 contests last season, but he was a much bigger contributor offensively at the AHL and NCAA levels. Jul 17 - 10:46 AM

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The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Brendan Smith to a two-year contract extension.

The Red Wings did not divulge the terms of the deal although sources indicate it's for $2.75 million per season. Smith finished the season with four goals and 13 points so do not expect him to be the next coming of Bobby Orr in your fantasy draft next season.
Jun 30 - 3:48 PM

Brendan Smith will make his 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs debut on Tuesday.

He was a healthy scratch for the first two games in favor of Alexey Marchenko, but that will change in Game 3. Smith was paired with Marek Zidlicky during Monday's practice.
Apr 20 - 2:29 PM

Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl will be healthy scratches for Game 1 of Detroit's first-round series against Tampa Bay.

Smith was a healthy scratch in Detroit's last regular season game and that will continue on Thursday. The 26-year-old finished the regular season with four goals and 13 points in 76 games. Kindl was a healthy scratch for all but two of Detroit's last 21 games.
Apr 16 - 7:35 PM

Brendan Smith was made a late scratch against Carolina on Saturday night.

Through 76 games this season, Smith posted four goals, 13 points, 60 hits, 68 blocks, and 68 PIMs.
Apr 11 - 8:21 PM

Brendan Smith returned to action on Wednesday March 4.

Smith was hurt when he was slew-footed on Friday. He had a shot on goal and logged 17:35 minutes of ice time in his return.
Mar 5 - 2:52 AM

Brendan Smith, who was injured when he was slew-footed by San Jose's Logan Couture on Thursday is questionable for Saturday afternoon's game against Nashville.

The bad news is that he injured his arm in the fall that resulted from the slew-foot. The good news is that x-rays came back negative. Consider Smith day-to-day.
Feb 28 - 9:58 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have activated Brendan Smith off injured reserve.

Smith has missed five games because of a hand injury. The 25-year-old is expected to be in Detroit's lineup on Sunday against Vancouver. The Red Wings have assigned Xavier Ouellet to the minors to make room for Smith.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 12:45:00 PM

Brendan Smith skated with his teammates on Saturday and could play against Vancouver on Sunday afternoon.

The 25-year-old has missed the last five games with an infected hand. Red Wings' GM Ken Holland said that doctors have already cleared Smith, but they will see how he feels on Sunday morning before making a decision on his potential return.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Brendan Smith (hand) hopes to return soon, but he's doubtful for Wednesday's game.

Smith took part in Tuesday's practice. He sustained the injury during a fight with Nick Foligno on Nov. 18. "I think I've been playing pretty well and all of a sudden it's a fluke incident like that gets me hurt," Smith said. "It's frustrating. But if we didn't catch it and I played another game and got more stuff from my glove, it could have been a lot worse. I could have been out for a month. You can look at it as a blessing in disguise that our docs figured it out quick."
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Brendan Smith has been placed on injured reserve with an infected hand.

He sustained the injury in a fight with Columbus winger Nick Foligno in the third period of Tuesday night's contest.
Source: Mlive
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Brendan Smith contributed two assists in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He also dropped the gloves with Nick Foligno during the third period and finished with a plus-3 rating. Smith has produced four points in his past five games after earning two points in his previous 13 matches.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 10:40:00 AM

Brendan Smith had a hip/groin ailment last Monday, but it didn't prevent him from playing in Thursday's home opener versus Boston.

He logged 21:31 of ice time, which was the second-highest total on the team behind only Niklas Kronwall (21:53). Smith picked up two penalty minutes and one shot in Detroit's 2-1 victory.
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Brendan Smith didn't skate on Monday due to a hip/groin injury.

Smith being described as day-to-day. He had 19 points and 68 penalty minutes in 71 games last season.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Brendan Smith is confident he'll be better in 2014-15.

"Just playing simple and playing my game will help me," he said. "I think what I have to do better is make sure that I don't try to chase the game — let the game come to me. That will make sure that I have a great start." He's slated to be paired with Kyle Quincey again in Tuesday's exhibition game against Chicago. Smith is also expected to get some time on the power play during the preseason, which could help his fantasy value once the regular season begins.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 12:51:00 PM

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4Kyle Quincey
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