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Brendan Smith | Defenseman | #2

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

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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

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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

Brendan Smith (knee) will miss the next four weeks.

In other words, Smith shouldn't be expected to play until just after Christmas. He sustained the injury during Saturday's game. Smith has two goals and four points in 20 games this season.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 10:25:00 AM

The injury that Brendan Smith sustained to his right knee Saturday night seems long-term in nature.

Smith will be undergoing further tests over the next 48 hours but the Wings are bracing themselves for bad news. It appears that the injury is rather serious. If you have Smith on your fantasy roster for some reason, we would drop him.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 08:39:00 AM

Brendan Smith suffered a right knee injury during Saturday's match with Montreal.

It was a nasty dip Smith took that buckled his knee and sent him to the ice in obvious pain. He saw 10:40 of action before departing. We'll keep you posted on his status, for he's considered day-to-day.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Brendan Smith will get back into the lineup on Wednesday.

Alexey Marchenko is out of action due to an upper-body injury, so Smith will get a chance to play again after he was scratched for the last two games.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 04:43:00 PM

Brendan Smith's playing time could be threatened should Ryan Sproul continue to play well.

Smith was scratched Friday night in favor of Sproul, who fills the same role as Smith. Both defensemen are in the third pair and play on the Wings' second power play. With Jonathan Ericsson and Alexey Marchenko needed for the penalty kill and Niklas Krownwall now healthy, it looks like Detroit Jeff Blashill will choose between Sproul and Smith on a nightly basis.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:52:00 AM

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