Player News - Red Wings

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Filip Hronek turned heads at the AHL level this season.

"I didn't think he'd develop as quickly as he has, which is great," Grand Rapids coach Todd Nelson said. "From Christmas on to now, he's been playing his best hockey. Maybe a month ago I thought, 'Man, he's really developed, he's playing extremely well for us, not just the offensive numbers but you look at his plus-minus, he's playing well defensively'. And when I thought he'd be peaking, he cranked it up another gear last month, and that's great for us and the organization. He runs the No. 1 power-play unit, and he's been one of our go-to guys." He notched 11 goals and 28 assists in 67 games. Hronek was named to the AHL's all-rookie team.
Apr 20 - 9:36 AM

Gustav Nyquist will be looking for more production in 2018-19.

Nyquist netted 21 goals, which is his highest total since 2014-15 when he had 27 markers. He also had a career-high with 213 shots on net. However, he posted personal lows with 19 assists and 40 points this past season.
Apr 19 - 9:07 AM

Martin Frk understands how he has to play in order to get more ice time next year.

Frk lamented not being able to score more often, but he feels he learned a great deal from his his first NHL campaign. "Blash is really strict and he wants the players to work on both sides of the ice," he said of Detroit head coach Jeff Blashill. "It's definitely a little bit different for me. I'm trying to be as good offensively and defensive side. Especially on that fourth line you don't want the line to score against you." In 68 games, he recorded 11 goals and 25 points. Frk will play for the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championship next month.
Apr 16 - 10:00 AM

Dominic Turgeon is out indefinitely with a blood clot.

Turgeon underwent a procedure Wednesday and he was slated to have another one on Thursday. He has been diagnosed with a thoracic outlet syndrome, but he is expected to make a full recovery and he will be able to resume his playing career.
Apr 13 - 9:35 AM

Niklas Kronwall will be back next season.

Kronwall was limited to 57 games in 2016-17, while dealing with a knee issue, but he only missed three games this past season and didn't sit out any practices. The 37-year-old defender has one more season left on his contract.
Apr 11 - 9:11 AM

The Detroit Red Wings will bring head coach Jeff Blashill back next season.

The Red Wings have missed the playoffs in back-to-back seasons under Blashill, but management has decided not to make a change. "I think in Jeff's case, he's got three years of experience," GM Ken Holland said in a release. "Some of those ideas that he might have had when he became an NHL head coach, with the success that he had in the American Hockey League, the success he had in college, the success that he had in junior hockey, this is a totally different set of circumstances. The team played hard right to the end. We've been out of it for … unless we went on a massive, won seven or eight or nine in a row, we really just sort of stayed behind and then we lost nine in a row in March and the bottom fell out. But I thought even when we lost nine in a row, we lost a lot of games by a goal, we played hard." Even though he's being brought back, Blashill probably doesn't have a long leash.
Apr 10 - 7:48 PM

Frans Nielsen will join Team Denmark for the 2018 Worlds.

Nielsen is the all-time points leader for Denmark. He had 152 goals and 423 points in 764 career games. Denmark has some good young players now though as Bjorkstrand recorded 40 points in his first full season and Nikolaj Ehlers reached the 60-point milestone for the second straight campaign.
Apr 10 - 3:40 PM

Dylan Larkin will join Team USA for the 2018 Worlds.

This will be the fourth straight year that Larkin has played in the World Championship. He won a bronze medal with the States back in 2015. He's scored four goals and 20 points in 28 career games in the tournament.
Apr 10 - 2:34 PM

Mike Green's surgery on his cervical spine was a success.

Green was address a problem that he's been dealing with for about a year and had played through. He's expected to be fine for the start of training camp.
Apr 10 - 1:46 PM

Jeff Blashill will serve as the United States coach for a second straight IIHF World Championship.

Team USA had a 6-0-0-2 record last year at the tournament under Blashill, so it's not surprising that he was asked to return. The assistants will be Dan Bylsma, Don Granato and Seth Appert.
Apr 10 - 9:00 AM

Michael Rasmussen is among the leading scorers in the WHL playoffs.

Rasmussen produced a hat trick and added an assist on Saturday to help give the Tri-City Americans to a 2-0 series lead in the second round against Victoria. He has 19 points in six postseason outings, which ranks second in the league. Rasmussen impressed at Detroit's training camp last fall and should challenge for a roster spot next year.
Apr 9 - 9:57 AM

Jared Coreau has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Coreau has cleared waivers and he has been sent down to the minors. He appeared in seven games with the Red Wings this year. Coreau went 0-5-1 at the NHL level in 2017-18 with a 4.26 goals-against average and .867 save percentage.
Apr 8 - 12:19 PM

Although the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs for the second straight year, Henrik Zetterberg is upbeat about the franchise.

"We are in rebuild, but I think we are doing a lot of the right things," Zetterberg said after the Red Wings' wrapped up their season on Saturday. "We have a lot of picks this summer. We have to be lucky and get some good players that can be here for a long time." He's certainly right about the picks. Detroit has seven selections in the first three rounds, including two first-round picks. This will be an important draft for Detroit's rebuilding efforts. Meanwhile, Zetterberg, 37, finished with 11 goals and 56 points. He's signed through 2020-21.
Apr 8 - 6:32 AM

Jared Coreau allowed four goals on 40 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

It looked like Coreau would come away with his first win of the season but Ryan Pulock scored the game-tying goal with 30 seconds left in regulation before John Tavares ended it in overtime. The 26-year-old Coreau will finish the year with a 0-5-1 record, a 4.26 goals-against-average and a .867 save percentage. The Red Wings placed him on waivers this morning.
Apr 7 - 10:36 PM

Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal and picked up an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

The 37-year-old Zetterberg played in all 82 games this season for the third straight season, missing just five games in his last four years. He'll finish off the season with 11 goals and 56 points in 82 games. Justin Abdelkader and Dylan Larkin also scored in the loss.
Apr 7 - 10:06 PM

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