Brendan Smith missed Thursday's practice due to soreness.
Brendan Smith will probably see more time on the power play with Niklas Kronwall out of action.
Brendan Smith has been contributing more offensively, but coach Jeff Blashill has been impressed by the defenseman's play at both ends of the ice.
With a goal during Thursday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh, Brendan Smith now has points in three of his last four games.
Brendan Smith’s two-point night led the Red Wings to a 3-2 win against the Predators on Saturday.
Brendan Smith appreciates the time off players get for Christmas.
Brendan Smith will probably draw back in Tuesday night versus Buffalo.
Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch Sunday.
Brendan Smith had been sidelined with strep throat-type symptoms, but he's ready to return Friday.
Brendan Smith (flu) will be back in Detroit's lineup on Friday.
Brendan Smith and Joakim Andersson are scratches for Detroit when they host Washington.
Brendan Smith (illness) won't play in Monday's game against Ottawa.
Brendan Smith was scratched from Saturday's game against Boston.
Brendan Smith (illness) took part in Tuesday's practice, but he won't play tonight.