Player News - Red Wings

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Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) still appears to be two or three weeks away from returning.

He joined the Red Wings late in Sunday's practice and faced some shots after the session. "I still have some work to do but it's getting better," Gustavsson said. "I wish it would be quicker but you can't force it. You just do your work every day and try to make it heal as much as possible." He hasn't played since Nov. 5 when he suffered a shoulder injury.
Dec 29 - 8:20 AM

Dylan Larkin generated two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win for the United States over Germany during World Junior Championship action on Sunday.

The University of Michigan freshman has three goals and 16 points in 15 games this campaign. Larkin was the 15th overall pick by the Red Wings in the 2014 draft.
Dec 29 - 7:58 AM

If you haven't had the chance to see Gustav Nyquist's overtime goal against Ottawa Saturday night please scroll down.

Nyquist held on to the puck doing a number of loops around the perimiter of the Ottawa zone and actually had the puck on his stick for a remarkable 28 seconds before shooting it past Craig Anderson. It was perhaps the most incredible display of "keep away" hockey we have ever seen. Clink on this link to see the goal:
Dec 28 - 9:37 AM

With the return to health of Jimmy Howard, Thomas McCollum was re-assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL Saturday.

He did not see any playing time in his latest three-game stint in the NHL. McCollum will continue to be a call away in the event of an injury to either Howard or Petr Mrazek. That is until Jonas Gustavsson has fully recovered from a separated shoulder.
Dec 28 - 9:25 AM

Gustav Nyquist scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Red Wings defeated the Senators on Saturday night 3-2.

Nyquist’s individual effort on this play was tremendous as he skated two laps around the Senators defensive zone and held onto the puck for nearly 30 seconds before firing a wrister past Craig Anderson. He has shown that he has a nose for the net, now with 43 goals in his last 93 games at the NHL level. The goal was his first since Dec. 12, however, as he has scored at a high clip despite a middling 86 shots on goal. He has 15 goals and 23 points this season. Henrik Zetterberg registered a goal and a helper, while Justin Abdelkader got the other marker. Niklas Kronwall picked up two assists.
Dec 27 - 10:23 PM

Jimmy Howard made 31 saves in the Red Wings’ 3-2 overtime victory against the Senators on Saturday night.

Howard was making his first start since Dec. 19, when he injured his groin. He gave up one in the first and the other in the second period. Howard remains one of the more underrated goalies in hockey. He hadn’t won since Dec. 6, though he helped the Red Wings earn a point in those losses. He has a 2.05 goals-against average and .922 save percentage this season.
Dec 27 - 10:18 PM

Joakim Andersson, Daniel Cleary, and Brian Lashoff will be healthy scratches Saturday night against the Senators.

Andersson is the most notable scratch of the three having played in 28 of the Wings games this season, but had only registered three assists on the year. He will give way to Jakub Kindl again who will suit up for the third consecutive game. Cleary and Lashoff have each played in 10 games this season but have been ineffective for Coach Mike Babcock so will be scratched again Saturday.
Dec 27 - 6:01 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the nod in net Saturday night for Detroit in Ottawa.

Updating a previous report, Howard will in fact start Saturday night. It appears he is now over the groin injury that caused him to miss the Wings last two games, so make sure to activate hime if you own him in fantasy.
Dec 27 - 5:55 PM

Jonas Gustavsson may have trouble returning from a dislocated shoulder by January 7th.

The injury was sustained on November 7th and the original prognosis was that Gustavsson would miss two months. There does not appear to be enough good news in his recovery to suggest he will be back in the next 10 days. Petr Mrazek will continue to back up Jimmy Howard for the foreseeable future.
Dec 27 - 9:03 AM

There is no further word yet on whether Niklas Kronwall will be in the Detroit lineup Saturday against Ottawa.

He took a hit to the head in the Wings' last game before the break and is listed as day-to-day. It is not known if Kronwall was subjected to concussion protocol and if so, what were the results of his tests. Stay tuned for further updates.
Dec 27 - 8:59 AM

Stephen Weiss, who was hit in the head and missed the final minutes of Tuesday's game, will be in the Red Wing lineup Saturday against Ottawa.

He did not sustain a concussion. That is good news for the injury-prone Weiss and any poolies who have him on their team. Make sure he is active against the Senators.
Dec 27 - 8:47 AM

Look for Jimmy Howard to get the call in goal against the Senators Saturday night.

He missed the Red Wings' last two games with a minor groin pull but appears ready to return to action. If you had reserved Howard before the Christmas break, make sure you have him activate now.
Dec 27 - 8:43 AM

Detroit may get a better idea on Friday if Niklas Kronwall will be able to play Saturday against Ottawa.

He left Tuesday's contest against Buffalo after he took a hit near the head area and he didn't return. Kronwall is listed as day-to-day for the time being.
Dec 26 - 6:08 AM

The Detroit Red Wings lead the NHL with 32 power-play goals this season.

The club scored four times with the man advantage on six opportunities in a 6-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday night. Gustav Nyquist leads the Wings and is tied for second in the league with eight power-play markers. Detroit ranks fourth in the NHL in power-play efficiency with a 24.1 success rate.
Dec 26 - 6:01 AM

Jimmy Howard has struggled mightily in shootouts this season.

He has allowed 11 goals on 15 shots for a dismal .267 save percentage. Howard's career in shootouts looks much better, as he owns a .677 save percentage (107 saves, 158 shots). "I don't know, for some reason, it's been a tough go this year," he said. "And, I think, really to be honest with you, it's just getting that win — get that one win, you know, everything will calm down from there." The shootout is costing Howard wins and it may start to chip away at his confidence if this play continues.
Dec 25 - 10:08 AM

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