Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Danny DeKeyser contributed two assists in Detroit's 3-2 win over San Jose.

He had the secondary helpers on third-period goals by Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening. DeKeyser entered the match with two assists in his previous 13 outings. He hasn't scored a goal since Dec. 23 and has 23 points in 58 games. Needless to say, DeKeyser shouldn't be on your roster if you are looking for offense.
Feb 27 - 9:31 AM

Joakim Andersson (illness) returned on Thursday.

He missed Monday's game because of an illness. Andersson posted two shots in 10:10 of ice time against San Jose.
Feb 27 - 2:40 AM

Luke Glendening scored on a whirling-backhanded far-post goal with just 75 seconds left in the third period, giving the Red Wings the 3-2 win over the Sharks on Thursday night.

It was a truly great individual effort, and also one that Antti Niemi nor Joe Thornton should not receive a lot of blame over. Glendening positioned himself beside the right side of the crease as Gustav Nyqvist came around, took the pass as he spun off Jumbo's stick-check, and hit the far corner. Catching Niemi playing the wrong percentages. Glendening now has eight goals and a dozen points on the season.
Feb 27 - 2:29 AM

Pavel Datsyuk simply threw one at the net and luckily tied Thursday's game at two midway through the third period, on way to a 3-2 win over the Sharks.

It's tempting to ring the ol' "Magic Man" bell here, but Datsyuk really got lucky as Niemi was heavily screened on a puck that didn't leave the ice. But hey, it looks like a perfectly aimed snipe in the books. Dats is second on the team in goals with 22, and leads them in points with 50 through just 49 games.
Feb 27 - 2:24 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen scored his second career goal when he slammed home a power play marker to tie Thursday's game at one. Detroit would go on to win 3-2 over San Jose.

It was a nice showing by the rookie call-up. He led all shooters with six shots, played 12:29 with 4:19 spent on the power play. That's big praise coming from Coach Babcock. He now has two goals in his young 14 game career.
Feb 27 - 2:20 AM

Jimmy Howard made 20 saves in Detroit's 3-2 win over San Jose on Thursday night.

It was a nice come-from-behind victory as San Jose led by a goal twice. Howard may want the game's opening tally back, though. Even if it was through heavy traffic. Howard now has three Quality Starts since returning from injury. Not a good ratio over five starts, but perhaps this is a sign things are turning around. His record improves to 18-8-9 with a .917 save percentage and a 2.23 GAA.
Feb 27 - 2:16 AM

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.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 8:37 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the start against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

While Howard's seasonal numbers are pretty good, owning a 17-8-9 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.24 GAA across 38 games. He's 1-1-2 with 16 goals against across four starts and six games since he returned from injury on Feb. 11th.
Feb 26 - 8:09 PM

Coach Mike Babcock thinks Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) could be ready to return Wednesday against the Rangers.

He skated for roughly 10 minutes on Thursday and felt much better even though his "symptoms" haven't disappeared completely. Zetterberg said he doesn't have a target date in mind yet and he's taking the ailment one day at a time.
Feb 26 - 3:53 PM

Kyle Quincey (bone chips, ankle) has been advised that he can put off surgery until after the season.

He received the news after visiting with a specialist. Quincey has missed the last three games, but GM Ken Holland said the defenseman can resume practicing once he's ready. It's unclear when that will be at this time, though.
Feb 26 - 10:50 AM

Justin Abdelkader recorded a team-high four hits and added one shot in the Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the LA Kings on Tuesday.

Playing on the second night of a back-to-back situation on the road was a tough spot for the shorthanded Red Wings. Detroit was held to just 20 shots on the night and barely threatened Kings' goalie Jonathan Quick. Captain Henrik Zetterberg was out of the lineup for a second straight game.
Feb 25 - 2:08 AM

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 26-of-27 shots but it wasn't enough for Detroit in a 1-0 loss to the Kings on Tuesday.

Gustavsson was making his first start since November 5th and was rock solid in a losing effort. With his play he has likely secured the backup role to Jimmy Howard again after a shoulder injury had him on the DL for a long stint. He is worth a look as a plug and play start whenever Howard can't go. He has a 1.90 GAA and .924 save percentage in five appearances this year.
Feb 25 - 1:59 AM

Henrik Zetterberg will not play in Tuesday's tilt with the Los Angeles Kings.

"I have some symptoms that I don't have when I'm 100 percent," Zetterberg said. "Until those symptoms go away, we've just got to take it easy." The Captain was coy with what ails him, but it's likely a concussion. He shares the team lead with Pavel Datsyuk with 49 points through 57 games this season to go along with 15 goals. Zetterberg has also won 53% of his faceoffs thus far.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 8:04 PM

Kyle Quincey (ankle) openly talked about his intentions to get surgery, but he wants to delay it until after Detroit's playoff run.

"Oh yeah, for sure," Quincey said of delaying the surgery if at all possible. "Then get the surgery after we win the (Stanley) Cup in June. That's the plan." He has bone chips that eventually need to be removed. He's known since October that he would eventually have an operation, but has managed to play in 52 contests despite that. At the same time, he's missed Detroit's last two games. The estimated recovery time from the surgery is six weeks.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 24 - 4:38 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (head) doesn't feel like he's made any progress since he was hit in the head on Saturday.

"Hopefully, I will feel better soon," Zetterberg said. "I thought it would be better but unfortunately, no. The symptoms have got to go away before I can do anything more heavy. Until then I've just got to take it easy." Zetterberg said he hasn't "ruled it as a concussion," but based on what he's saying, it sure sounds like a concussion. Either way, he rode a stationary bike on Monday and intends to take it easy until the symptoms go away.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 24 - 4:34 PM


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