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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 may end up signing with Detroit close to the start of training camp.
He might start the season with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, depending on where the Red Wings stand with injuries. Johan Franzen requires medical clearance from a concussion last season and Pavel Datsyuk is recovering from ankle surgery, so they could start on long-term injured reserve to give Detroit some cap relief. It would also give Cleary a chance to be the team's 13th or 14th forward. Aug 25 - 10:39 AM

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Daniel Cleary will meet with the Detroit Red Wings to talk about his future.

Cleary is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He participated in just 17 games with the Red Wings in 2014-15. Despite that, it wouldn't be shocking if the Red Wings re-signed him and even gave him a one-way deal. That being said, Detroit could turn around and send him to the minors if he doesn't have a great training camp, regardless of whether or not Detroit put guaranteed money on the table.
Jun 12 - 10:40 AM

Forwards Daniel Cleary and Stephen Weiss will be scratched for Game 7 against the Lightning Wednesday night.

With the Red Wings season on the line, head coach Mike Babcock will use the same forward tandems from Game 6 in Game 7 Wednesday night, which means both Cleary and Weiss will be healthy scratches again. Cleary has not been able to crack the Wings lineup during the postseason while Weiss played in just Games 1 and 2.
Apr 29 - 5:42 PM

Daniel Cleary tagged in for the injured Justin Abdelkader on Sunday evening against the Washington Capitals.

Abdelkader has been a revelation for the oft-beleaguered Red Wings lineup, tallying 23 goals and 44 points over 71 games this season. Cleary meanwhile has been hanging onto his job by a thread, playing in just 15 games without significant production.
Apr 5 - 4:49 PM

Daniel Cleary will make his first appearance in 17 games for the Red Wings on Tuesday night against the Ottawa Senators.

It's been a tough season for the veteran winger Cleary to say the least. He's seen just 13 games, three of which in 2015, while accumulating two points, eight blocks, and 17 hits during his time.
Mar 31 - 7:14 PM

Daniel Cleary and Jakub Kindl will be healthy scratches in Thursday's game against San Jose.

Neither player has any fantasy value going forward. Erik Cole, Pavel Datsyuk and Jonas Gustavsson will all miss the game because of injury.
Mar 26 - 7:51 PM

Daniel Cleary and Stephen Weiss is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.

Jakub Kindl, Jonas Gustavsson and Darren Helm are injured and won't play against the Penguins. This group of players have extremely limited fantasy value.
Mar 15 - 12:39 PM

Daniel Cleary will be held out of the Red Wings lineup Wednesday night against the New York Rangers.

Cleary has had a hard time cracking the Wings lineup over the last few months, having played in only three games since December 21st of last year. The 36-year-old’s career seems to be drawing to a close as he’s recorded only a goal and an assist in 13 games this season.
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Daniel Cleary will be scratched against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Through injury and general ineffectiveness, Cleary has just 13 games to his credit this season with only two points and little else to show for his efforts. The once quality depth grinding forward no longer has any fantasy value.
Feb 26 - 8:37 PM

Daniel Cleary got back into the lineup on Monday because of Henrik Zetterberg's injury.

Zetterberg was punched in the head Saturday in Dallas, so he didn't play against Anaheim and he isn't likely to play against Los Angeles on Tuesday either. Cleary, who had not dressed since Jan. 27, logged 5:33 of ice time versus the Ducks.
Feb 24 - 9:26 AM

Daniel Cleary will be scratched once again Wednesday night versus the Chicago Blackhawks.

Cleary hasn’t seen game action since January 27th and has only played in 12 games on the year. He’s picked up just a goal and assist and his days of fantasy relevancy are now a distant memory.
Feb 18 - 5:41 PM

Daniel Cleary will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against Montreal.

Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson and defenseman Jakub Kindl will also be scratched for the game against the Habs.
Feb 16 - 7:42 PM

Daniel Cleary will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday’s contest against the Penguins.

Cleary hasn’t seen game action since January 27th and has played in just two games since December 21st, where he hasn’t recorded a point. In 12 games this season, he has a goal and assist and carries no fantasy value.
Feb 11 - 6:51 PM

Daniel Cleary suited up in just his 12th game of the season on Tuesday.

"No one wants to watch when they're healthy," said Cleary. who logged just under eight minutes in the contest. "But we have a good team here and you just have to do your part, and when you're called upon be ready and be professional about it." The Red Wings value his leadership, but he shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy radar.
Jan 28 - 9:14 AM

Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff will be healthy scratches against Nashville on Saturday night.

Unfortunately, neither have any fantasy value.
Jan 17 - 6:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Riley Sheahan
4Darren Helm
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
6Landon Ferraro
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek