Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Jimmy Howard made 22 saves in Detroit's 5-2 win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night.

Howard continues to be a steady presence in goal for Detroit. The 30-year-old is now 10-4-4 on the season and he has a 2.09 goals-against-average to go along with a .920 save percentage. Howard has won three of his last four starts and is clearly the goaltender to own in Detroit. He should continue to be a strong fantasy play.
Nov 26 - 10:48 PM

Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in Detroit's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Datsyuk made his return from a groin injury tonight after missing his team's last four games. He made an immediate impact for Detroit. The 36-year-old has already missed 11 games because of shoulder and groin injuries, but he's been extremely productive when he's played. Datsyuk has seven goals and 13 points in 11 games this season. The veteran still produces at an elite level but he comes with some risk.
Nov 26 - 10:31 PM

Jimmy Howard will be in net versus the Flyers on Wednesday night.

Howard will make his 18th start of the season through Detroit's first 22 games. He hosts a stellar .920 save percentage and 2.09 GAA.
Source: Dana Wakiji
Nov 26 - 7:34 PM

Pavel Datsyuk will return from a groin injury on Wednesday night.

He is expected to play with Justin Abdelkader and Stephen Weiss. Datsyuk has sat out six of Detroit's past eight games and Joakim Andersson will be scratched to make room for him. Datsyuk has five goals and 11 points in just 10 games this year. Get him back in your lineup.
Nov 26 - 11:36 AM

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated with Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm during Tuesday's practice.

However, his status for Wednesday's match versus Philadelphia is uncertain. "We'll see (in the) morning," Datsyuk said. He doesn't want to rush back only to return to the sidelines again because of a groin issue.
Nov 26 - 10:18 AM

Darren Dreger reported Tuesday that Daniel Alfredsson is set to announce his retirement on December 4th.

It was reported last week that Alfredsson had decided not to play in 2014-15 so this was the logical next step. Our hats go off to an excellent player and an incredibly productive career.
Nov 25 - 7:16 PM

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."
Source: MLive.com
Nov 25 - 3:58 PM

Tomas Tatar registered an assist on a power-play tally by Riley Sheahan on Monday night.

He extended his scoring streak to six games with the helper. Tatar has amassed five goals and three assists during that span. He was awarded with the NHL's second star of the week for the period ending Nov. 23.
Nov 25 - 9:07 AM

Henrik Zetterberg picked up an assist on Monday to end his four-game skid without a point.

He recorded the primary assist on Gustav Nyquist's power-play marker. Zetterberg leads the Wings in scoring with 18 points in 21 games, so it was only a matter of time before he got back on the scoresheet.
Nov 25 - 8:58 AM

Gustav Nyquist netted his 10th goal of the season on Monday night.

He scored on the power play to bring the Red Wings even with the Senators going into the first intermission. Nyquist finished Detroit's 4-3 victory with four shots in nearly 20 minutes of ice time. He leads the Wings in goals this year and is tied for the club lead with seven points on the man advantage.
Nov 25 - 8:53 AM

Goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 23 shots in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 victory in Ottawa Monday night.

Howard has been okay, but just okay, in recent outings. His record is 9-4-4 on the season but his goals-against average of 2.09 is still impressive after his hot start. His save percentage is .920. He remains a very good option in goal for fantasy play.
Nov 24 - 11:03 PM

Forward Stephen Weiss snapped a goal drought of more than a year with two in the Red Wings' 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators in Detroit Monday night.

Weiss suited up for the Wings for only the second time this season. He had been out with a groin injury and most recently played a couple of games with Grand Rapids of the AHL for some conditioning. He was on the left wing against Ottawa, on a line with Darren Helm and Tomas Jurco, instead of his usual center spot. Chances are he'll be kept at left wing now. Weiss's first goal Monday was his first since Oct. 14, 2013. His second goal gave him his first two-goal game since Feb. 26, 2012. Also scoring for the Wings Monday were Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan, both on power plays. It was their 10th and fourth goals of the season, respectively.
Nov 24 - 10:58 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.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 24 - 5:59 PM

Pavel Datsyuk (groin) won't be in the lineup Monday.

He has missed the last four games and six of the team's past eight with a groin injury. "I feel much better, but I think I need more full practices with team to make sure it feels good and it does not come back every second game," Datsyuk said. He isn't sure when he'll be available to return and he's taking it one day at a time.
Source: Mlive
Nov 24 - 5:00 PM

Jakub Kindl will draw back into Detroit's lineup on Monday against Ottawa.

He has been a healthy scratch for the past four games and coach Mike Babcock was clear with what he expects. "Just flat-out compete," the Red Wings bench boss said. "Go back, get pucks, make plays, compete. That's all part of being a good teammate, being competitive, being ultra-competitive, being good to help your team win." Kindl will replace Brian Lashoff in the lineup.
Source: Mlive
Nov 24 - 4:51 PM


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