Player News - Red Wings

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P. A. Parenteau has decided to hang up his skates.

Parenteau took the long way to the NHL as he didn't really establish himself at that level until he was 27-years-old. He recorded 53 points in 2010-11 with the Islanders and then followed that up with a 67-point campaign in 2011-12. He was never able to replicate those numbers, but he did surpass the 40-point milestone two more times and had 20 goals with Toronto in 2015-16. He's hanging up his skates with a total of 114 goals and 296 points in 491 games.
Jun 14 - 10:30 AM

Mike Green has reportedly received a pair of short-term contract offers from the Detroit Red Wings.

Green is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing a three-year, $18 million contract. The offers he received from Detroit are one-year and two-years, respectively. It wouldn't be surprising if there was a better offer out there for Green as an unrestricted free agent, so he might end up testing the market.
Jun 13 - 12:18 PM

There is apparently some debate within Detroit's organization whether or not to re-sign pending restricted free agent Martin Frk.

Frk has some scoring upside and possesses a great shot, but inconsistencies in his game limited his ice time in 2017-18. He posted 11 goals and 25 points in 68 contests. Frk has arbitration rights if the Red Wings give him a qualifying offer.
Jun 13 - 9:13 AM

Detroit has meetings scheduled from Monday through Thursday to evaluate the team and the rest of the NHL.

"The object of the meeting is to bring the staff together and talk about what we are going do with team over the next month and beyond," GM Ken Holland said. "We'll go through our team in detail, talk philosophy for '18-19 and '19-20. Then we'll go through all the other teams and talk about what opportunities exist, if any with other players." Holland, vice president Jimmy Devellano, head coach Jeff Blashill and the pro scouting staff will examine the team's potential youth movement and other ways to improve with the NHL Draft and free agency on the horizon.
Jun 11 - 10:33 AM

Detroit has some key restricted free agents to re-sign this off-season, including Dylan Larkin.

Larkin led the Red Wings in scoring last year with 63 points (16 goals, 47 assists) in 82 games. 2017-18 leading goal-scorer Anthony Mantha is another important restricted free agent in need of a new contract. Other RFAs include Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi and Martin Frk.
Jun 11 - 10:26 AM

Larry Brooks of the New York Post thinks that the New York Islanders should be interested in Jimmy Howard.

The Islanders are tired of their duo of Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss and a trade for Jimmy Howard should not cost a lot as the Detroit netminder has only one season left on his contract. Philipp Grubauer has been mentioned as a possibility for the Islanders but he would likely cost the Islanders a first round pick as an RFA while Howard's price would be less. Stay tuned as free agency is only three weeks away.
Jun 10 - 6:31 AM

Ben Simon has been selected as the new head coach of the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Griffins are affiliated with the Detroit Red Wings. Simon is taking over for Todd Nelson, who accepted a job as an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars. Simon spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach with the Griffins. He'll have big expectations placed on him given that the last two coaches to hold his role - Nelson and Jeff Blashill - both led the Griffins to a Calder Cup title. "I’m very aware of that, as well, big shoes to fill," Simon said. "But I’m looking forward to working with Blash, we had a relationship before (Simon arrived in Grand Rapids). I’m fortunate to be part of both Grand Rapids and Detroit and I know how respected both organizations are in the NHL. I’m excited to put my stamp on the organization as head coach here."
Jun 7 - 9:28 AM

Henrik Zetterberg plans to return for the 2018-19 campaign.

Zetterberg still has three seasons left on his contract, including 2018-19, but he might end up retiring before it's over. If nothing else though, he's looking ahead to next season. "I'm in training and looking forward to a better season," Zetterberg said. He'll celebrate his 38th birthday in October.
Jun 6 - 1:55 PM

Ben Simon has been promoted to head coach of the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Simon has spent the last three seasons as assistant to Todd Nelson, who took an assistant coach with the Dallas Stars this off-season.
Jun 6 - 9:05 AM

Danny DeKeyser felt his ankle injury hindered him even after he returned.

DeKeyser wasn't able to play from Oct. 12-Nov. 17 due to the injury. To make matters worse, he had no points and a minus-10 rating in his first 10 games back from the injury. "The ankle set me back a little bit," DeKeyser said. "Even after (returning), I didn’t think I was playing some of my best hockey. I thought it would be better but it took more time to get playing where I wanted to be. December wasn’t great a month for me. I started to play better in January – but I want to be ready from game one." Coach Jeff Blashill felt that DeKeyser had a great second half of the season, so there is a silver lining there. He's become an important part of Detroit's defense, but he doesn't do enough offensively to make him a factor in standard leagues.
Jun 1 - 9:22 AM

The Detroit Red Wings and Anthony Mantha's camp have talked about a potential bridge deal.

Red Wings GM Ken Holland and Mantha's agent, Pat Brisson, met during the NHL combine in Buffalo. Mantha is scheduled to become a restricted free agent on July 1st, so the two sides will hope to get something done before that point. The 23-year-old had 24 goals and 24 assists in 80 games with the Wings last season. Don't be surprised if he lands a two-year deal worth just under $4 million per season.
May 31 - 10:37 PM

The Detroit Red Wings are reportedly interesting in bringing back potential unrestricted free agent Mike Green.

GM Ken Holland met with the veteran's agent during the combine in Buffalo. Green had eight goals and 33 points in 66 games before finishing the season on injured reserve after undergoing surgery on his cervical spine. Bringing him back would be an interesting decision for the Red Wings considering he's an older player coming off a significant injury. Whether they want to admit it or not, Detroit is in the middle of a rebuild, so going with younger players is probably the way to go here.
May 31 - 8:28 PM

The Detroit Red Wings are open to trading the sixth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

That said, it sounds like Red Wings GM Ken Holland isn't likely to make a dramatic trade as the Red Wings aren't likely to trade up and don't want to move below the No. 10 spot. So while Detroit could be persuaded to trade down a few spots, that would likely be the extent of what they do with their pick. If Detroit does use the No. 6 pick, then it would be its highest selection since 1990 when the Red Wings took Keith Primeau.
May 30 - 6:21 PM

Johan Franzen's wife, Cissi, detailed her family's continued struggle in a blog post as her husband continues to suffer from post-concussion syndrome.

"I don't know where to start, but this week has been really hard and extremely emotional. Monday morning the kids, Lisa and I flew out to Denver, Colorado to visit Johan," Cissi wrote on Franzenresidence.com. "He's been going thru an intensive treatment program at Marcus Brain Health Institute, and this last week was a family week where I joined in for a lot of sessions. He's still dealing with post-concussion syndrome, and the last months have been really bad. Something needed to happen and I'm so thankful we found this new amazing place. It opened up in March and they treat veterans and athletes with brain traumas. Johan was actually their very first athlete." She went on to say that Franzen continues to have good and bad days, but they are hopeful for the future because he has shown improvement. He has not played a game since October 2015.
May 29 - 2:02 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Gustav Lindstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Lindstrom was selected with the 38th overall pick of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He had six goals and 14 points in 39 Swedish league games last season.
Source: NHL.com
May 25 - 6:09 PM


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