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Daniel Cleary | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/18/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Daniel Cleary, Brian Lashoff, and Jakub Kindl will all be healthy scratches Friday night on Long Island.
Even with regular playing time, it'd be hard to argue that any of these three players have any fantasy value. And now with inconsistent playing time, there's certainly none. Dec 19 - 7:25 PM

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Daniel Cleary has triggered a $1M performance bonus with Detroit for appearing in ten games this season.

It will increase his salary total to $2.5 should he remain in the NHL.
Source: CapGeek
Dec 16 - 8:38 PM

Daniel Cleary will skate on Detroit's third line right wing on Saturday night.

With Johan Franzen and Riley Sheahan to his left, Cleary steps back into a good opportunity to get back into Coach Babcock's good graces.
Dec 13 - 6:03 PM

Daniel Cleary will be back in the Detroit lineup Saturday against Toronto.

Cleary sat out Friday's contest against the Panthers as a healthy scratch but will suit up whether or not Stephen Weiss is able to play. If Weiss is able to play, it is hard to know who will sit out to acommodate Cleary. Stay tuned.
Dec 13 - 9:43 AM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will again be healthy scratches on Friday night in Florida.

Sad to say but neither player has any fantasy value, and with the Red Wings within a win of taking the top slot in the eastern standings, it's tough to see where they fit in as anything but a backup.
Dec 12 - 7:22 PM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will get a chance to play on Sunday afternoon in Carolina.

After a come-from-behind victory over the Rangers on Saturday night, it seems that Coach Babcock wants to get these two back into the flow. Cleary is expected to line up to the right of Luke Glendening and Drew Miller on the fourth line, and Lashoff to the right of Brendan Smith on the third pair.
Dec 7 - 5:21 PM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will be healthy scratches on Saturday night against the New York Rangers.

The Red Wings have won seven of their last ten, which hasn't left many cracks in the lineup for either Cleary or Lashoff to return to the ice with.
Dec 6 - 6:09 PM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will be healthy scratches against the Dallas Stars on Thursday.

Both players have been scratched in six consecutive games. Cleary, 35, has really regressed in the last few season. He has two points in six games this season. Lashoff, 24, has two assists in eight games for Detroit.
Dec 4 - 8:00 PM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will again be healthy scratches on Tuesday night.

Cleary and Lashoff have just 14 games and four points between them, and that isn't going to convince any coach, much less Mike Babcock, to give you more minutes.
Dec 2 - 7:42 PM

Daniel Cleary, Brian Lashoff and Joakim Andersson are expected to be healthy scratches against New Jersey on Friday night.

Each player has just two points, with Cleary owning the loan goal, on the season.
Nov 28 - 6:51 PM

Daniel Cleary out of the lineup Monday versus the Senators.

With Stephen Weiss returning the Detroit lineup, Clearly will be a healthy scratch. Cleary had played in six of the last nine games for the Wings, recording a goal and assist, but he will give way for his teammate tonight and watch from the stands. Regular playing time could be dwindling for Cleary with Pavel Datsyuk aiming for a return soon.
Nov 24 - 5:59 PM

Daniel Cleary logged just 9:06 of ice time in his season debut Wednesday night.

With the team trailing 2-0, he scored a goal just 13 seconds after Jakub Kindl got Detroit on the board with a power-play marker. However, the Red Wings eventually lost 4-3 in overtime. Cleary was also credited with four hits in the contest. He was a healthy scratch for Detroit's first 12 games of the year.
Nov 6 - 10:20 AM

Daniel Cleary will finally appear in a Red Wings' game on Wednesday.

Cleary spent the first 12 games of the season in the press box. As you might suspect, we don't think he'll be a significant contributor with Detroit for the rest of the season.
Nov 5 - 6:23 PM

Daniel Cleary is expected to be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Cleary hasn't had an opportunity to play in a game yet this season. At the age of 35, his role has been reduced to that of a depth forward and it would probably take a series of injuries to get Cleary back in the lineup for any significant stretch of time.
Oct 31 - 1:02 PM

Daniel Cleary hasn't dressed in any of Detroit's first six games.

He's been a healthy scratch for the Red Wings, but coach Mike Babcock expects the veteran winger to stay ready. "He just has to keep working hard," Babcock said. "It's not an easy job, but it's the job he has right now and he's been fine. He works hard and he's a good pro. We come in each and every day and try to put the guys out there that give us the best opportunity."
Oct 23 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Petr Mrazek
4Thomas McCollum