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Brendan Smith | Defenseman

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

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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

Brendan Smith is coming into the final year of his two year contract that is paying him $1.26 million annually on the Detroit Red Wings' blueline.

Smith has a considerable offensive upside as a puck-carrying demon with the ability to produce lots of points. The Red Wings didn't see that last season though, and his tendency to turn over the puck was perfectly described by Henrik Zetterberg, who joked that Smith creates offense for both sides. Smith accumulated 19 points in 71 games last season, but will have to produce more if he envisions himself making big bucks on a long term basis in Detroit.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Brendan and Reilly Smith will be on opposing sides in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Brendan plays on Detroit's top defense pairing and Reilly skates on Boston's second line, so the two of them are sure to cross paths in the series. They have faced each other before during the regular season, but there's a lot more on the line now.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 09:39:00 AM

Brendan Smith generated a goal and an assist in Saturday's win over Minnesota.

He went pointless in his previous six matches. Smith hasn't enjoyed much success offensively this season with four goals and 17 points in 59 games. The goal was also his first on the power play in his brief career.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 07:20:00 AM

Brendan Smith will return to the back end Thursday night versus Pittsburgh.

He lined up as a forward in Tuesday's win over Toronto, but in that contest the Red Wings lost Jonathan Ericsson for the rest of the season due to a fractured finger. Smith has three goals and 15 points in 57 games this year.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Defenseman Brendan Smith will serve as a left winger on Tuesday.

Detroit has been hit hard by injuries all season and at this point they have to resort to creative tactics. Smith has 15 points and 52 penalty minutes in 56 games this season. He hasn't served as a forward since he was about 16 and playing in AAA.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 12:37:00 PM

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