Player News - Red Wings

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Petr Mrazek stopped 22 out of 23 shots as the Detroit Red Wings cruised against the New York Islanders on Saturday by a score of 4-1.

Mrazek has now won six of his last seven decisions (with one abbreviated appearance that did not result in a victory or defeat). Despite a modest .907 save percentage, he's now 11-4-1 on the season. He might see reduced reps soon with Jonas Gustavsson nearing health.
Jan 31 - 4:50 PM

A nice variety of Detroit Red Wings contributed to their 4-1 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Tomas Tatar scored his 22nd goal of the season while Gustav Nyquist hit the 20-goal mark. Defensemen Brendan Smith and Jonathan Ericsson collected their third tallies of 2014-15 respectively.
Jan 31 - 4:46 PM

Jonas Gustavsson has been loaned to the AHL for a conditioning stint.

This is tough news for Petr Mrazek owners, as this may cut into Mrazek's brief run as the Red Wings' short-term starter.
Jan 31 - 1:45 PM

The Detroit Red Wings assigned Brian Lashoff to the AHL after he cleared waivers.

Lashoff isn't much of a fantasy factor, so JFYI.
Jan 31 - 1:40 PM

Jimmy Howard has skated a few times this week but is not yet ready to practice.

Howard is recovering from a slight tear in his groin muscle and seems to be at least a few weeks away from returning to action. We wouldn't count on him until at least the middle of February. Petr Mrazek will start Detroit's games this week, but Jonas Gustavsson could be recalled from a conditioning stint next week to take over the starting role until Howard returns.
Jan 31 - 10:17 AM

Jonas Gutavsson may return to the NHL during the week of February 7th.

He will start Saturday night for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL on a conditioning stint and may need another game or two to shake off the rust after being out of action since November 5th with a shoulder injury. The Red Wings could recall him for games against Arizona or Colorado next week. Petr Mrazek will continue to get the starts until either Gustavsson or Jimmy Howard returns to action, but he has struggled and the Wings will make the switch as soon as one of their veteran netminders return to health.
Jan 31 - 10:13 AM

Don't be surprised if the Red Wings promote Mitchell Callahan at some over the next month.

Last season the Red Wings dealt Calle Jarnkrok to the Predators at the trade deadline without getting a proper look at him at the NHL level. They do not want to make the same mistake with some of their other young talent this season. So Callahan, who has 35 points in 43 games at Grand Rapids, could get a chance to suit up in Detroit over the next month or so. Defenseman Ryan Sproul is another player who could get a look. Both of these players could be trading chips should the Wings decide they need a player in their drive for a 24th consecutive playoff appearance.
Jan 31 - 10:04 AM

As reported earlier, look for Petr Mrazek to get the start Saturday afternoon against the high-flying Islanders.

He is coming off a 5-1 loss to Tampa in which he allowed all five goals and made only 15 saves. Although we are certain Mrazek wants to make amends Saturday afternoon, that may prove to be difficult against the Islanders. The game starts at 2:00 pm in the afternoon, so if you are planning on starting Mrazek make sure he is in your lineup early. That said, we recommend you sit the young netminder Saturday if you have other options.
Jan 31 - 9:53 AM

Jonas Gustavsson will have a conditioning stint on Saturday with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins.

Gustavsson hasn't played since separating his shoulder back on Nov. 5th at the end of his tilt with the New York Rangers. He's 1-1-1 in three games this season with seven goals against. He was 16-5-4 with 68 goals against in 27 games last season.
Jan 30 - 7:41 PM

Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes on Saturday.

Mrazek will get a chance to bounce back after allowing five goals on 15 shots on Thursday. With Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson, Mrazek has emerged as the Red Wings' de facto number one goaltender.
Jan 30 - 3:28 PM

Alexei Marchenko has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.

This comes after Detroit demoted defenseman Xavier Ouellet and waived blueliner Brian Lashoff. Marchenko has two goals and 17 points in 42 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 30 - 1:17 PM

Xavier Ouellet has been sent to the minors.

Ouellet has two goals and three points in 21 games this season. The Red Wings also recalled fellow defenseman Alexey Marchenko to take his place.
Jan 30 - 1:16 PM

Brian Lashoff has been placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.

Lashoff has two assists in 11 games this season. The 24-year-old doesn't have much offensive upside.
Jan 30 - 12:56 PM

Thomas McCollum made his second appearance of the season in Thursday's 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay.

He stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief after Petr Mrazek was pulled. "I was pretty busy," he said. "I could see a lot of the shots, so that makes it easier for me. I felt great out there." The 25-year-old netminder's grandfather passed away on Tuesday, so it's been a tough week for him.
Jan 30 - 8:50 AM

Petr Mrazek was yanked after two periods of work on Thursday night where he allowed five goals on 15 shots.

It just wasn't the Czech's night as Cedric Pacquette scored a hat trick and everything seemed to trickle past the youngster. Mrazek has still been sharp though in net, with a 10-4-1 record, .904 save percentage and 2.77 goals against average.
Jan 30 - 1:21 AM


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