Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Mike Green (upper body) took part in Friday's practice.

With that, Green is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's contest. He's missed Detroit's last four contests.
Feb 23 - 2:06 PM

Anthony Mantha might have sustained a facial fracture on Thursday.

Mantha sustained the injury when he was struck in the left cheek by the puck. He's expected to play even if he does have a fracture, but he will be wearing a face shield in that scenario. He'll go for testing to determine the extent of his injury.
Feb 23 - 2:03 PM

Jonathan Ericsson scored a goal in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Buffalo.

Ericsson got Detroit on the board at the 3:42 mark of the second period when he tied the game at 1-1. The 33-year-old defender has chipped in three goals and 11 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 23 - 10:00 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 30 shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Red Wings were down 2-1 late in the third period, but Justin Abdelkader scored a power play goal to tie the game. In overtime, Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella beat Howard with under one second left to give Buffalo the victory. Howard now has a 16-19-7 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage this season.
Feb 23 - 12:07 AM

Justin Abdelkader found the back of the net in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Abdelakder, who jammed home a loose puck, was standing in the crease when Frans Nielsen's shot trickled through Robin Lehner. The power-play tally tied the game at two with less than 1:30 remaining in regulation. The 30-year-old has 10 goals and 26 points in 53 games this season. He's registered one point in three of his last four games. Jonathan Ericsson also scored for the Red Wings in the overtime loss. Marco Scandella scored the game-winner for Buffalo.
Feb 23 - 12:00 AM

Martin Frk will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Frk has 10 goals and 10 assists in 50 games this season, but he's gone five games without a point. This will be the second time in three games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Luke Witkowski will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 22 - 7:31 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the nod in Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Howard has dropped each of his last two starts and he's given up seven goals in the process. He has a 16-19-6 record with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:24 PM

Mike Green (upper body) will miss Thursday's game.

It will be Green's fourth straight contest on the sideline. The hope is that he'll be able to return on Saturday or Sunday though. There's a good chance that the Red Wings will attempt to trade him before the Monday deadline, so Green returning this weekend would help alleviate a potential complication in that.
Feb 22 - 12:23 PM

The Detroit Red Wings are trying not to focus on the distractions that come with the trade deadline.

The Wings are out of the playoff picture, so it's only normal that they'll be open for business when it comes to making trades. But Justin Abdelkader stressed the importance of not allowing it to be a distraction. "That’s out of our control," Abdelkader said. "We just have to go out and continue to play hard and I think we’ve done a good job of that lately. You have to try cancel out all the noise and just focus – we are paid to come out and work hard and give our best effort each game."
Feb 21 - 8:27 AM

Tomas Tatar found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Tatar cut the Red Wings' deficit to 3-2 with less than eight minutes gone in the third period, but Detroit was never able to tie the game. He finished the night with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 17:37 of ice time. Tatar is up to 16 goals and 27 points in 59 games this season. He has four goals in his last six contests.
Feb 21 - 8:23 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Red Wings netminder has now dropped back-to-back games. The loss drops Howard's record to 16-19-6 on the season. He'll enter his next appearance with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage in 2017-18. Howard will get a lot of starts now that Petr Mrazek is gone, but don't expect the Wings to win much down the stretch.
Feb 20 - 11:44 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Athanasiou's goal midway through the second period put an end to his 13-game goal drought and it cut Nashville's lead to 2-1 at the time. He also helped set up Tomas Tatar's third-period tally. Athanasiou finished the night with a plus-1 rating and four shots on net in 19:53 of ice time. The 23-year-old has 11 goals and 26 points in 48 games this season.
Feb 20 - 11:28 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Ouellet played in Detroit's last game, but he served as a healthy scratch in the previous nine games. He has no goals, four assists and a minus-2 rating in 36 games this season. David Booth will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 7:16 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the call Tuesday against Nashville.

Petr Mrazek has been traded to Philadelphia, so Howard should see the vast majority of Detroit's games down the stretch. Howard had wins over Anaheim and Washington before last Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. He has a 16-18-6 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .910 save percentage this season
Feb 20 - 3:45 PM

Mike Green will not return from an upper-body injury on Tuesday night.

Green participated in the morning skate, but said afterward that he wouldn't play against Nashville. He is eyeing Thursday's match versus Buffalo for a return to the fold.
Feb 20 - 11:25 AM


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