Player News - Red Wings

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Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore have reached a settlement out of court, according to Sportsnet’s Michael Grange.

We don't have details yet, but the Moore-Bertuzzi litigation is finally over after 10 years. Moore's career was ended by Bertuzzi in an on-ice incident back in March 2004 and he was seeking $68 million in damages from Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks. Bertuzzi is currently an unrestricted free agent after he recorded 16 points in 59 games with the Red Wings last season.
Aug 19 - 11:20 AM

Legal representatives for Todd Bertuzzi and Steve Moore are discussing a negotiated (out of court) settlement, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

The discussions are believed to be close, but no legal agreement is currently in place. McKenzie reports that "a negotiated settlement to avert a trial is a possibility." Bertuzzi and Moore have a civil trial scheduled for Sept. 8.
Source: TSN.ca
Aug 19 - 9:22 AM

Drew Miller wants to contribute more offensively this season.

Miller produced seven goals and 15 points in 82 games last year. "I want to definitely improve on my points from last year," he said. "I had a lot more chances to score last year ... just didn’t put the pucks in the net. That's something I've worked on this summer, shooting pucks, a quicker release." His career high for points in a season came in 2011-12 when he generated a total of 25 and it would be surprising if he hit the 20-mark in 2014-15.
Aug 18 - 12:34 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland said a decision on Daniel Alfredsson may not come until mid-September.

He may attend the Red Wings' camp on a tryout basis, so that he can skate with the team while something gets worked out.
Aug 15 - 5:18 PM

Once Dan DeKeyser gets a new contract, he'll be looking to build off his first full season.

He wants to establish himself as a top-four blueliner on the Wings and improve on his numbers from last year. DeKeyser had four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season. He would like a long-time deal and he's confident that something will be worked out before training camp.
Aug 15 - 4:47 PM

Detroit has signed executive vice president and GM Ken Holland to a new four-year contract.

"Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over the last two decades," said Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch. "Marian and I are extremely pleased that he will continue to lead our hockey club over the next four years. We feel strongly that stability is key to the success of any organization and having this new agreement in place with Ken is important to the organization and its future." Holland has been Detroit's general manager for the past 17 seasons and his extension will keep him with the organization through 2017-18 campaign.
Aug 14 - 11:02 AM

Dan DeKeyser isn't worried about his contract situation.

He remains a restricted free agent with training camp just over a month away. "I don't really think about it very much, other than that I'm pretty confident a deal will get done before training camp," DeKeyser said. "And it's just something that my agent and Kenny deal with mostly."
Aug 13 - 4:43 PM

Joakim Andersson appears to be Detroit's 13th or 14th forward heading into training camp.

Luke Glendening took over Andersson's spot as the Red Wings' fourth-line center late in the year. He will have to earn his roster spot going into the season, but Detroit's plethora of centers could result in him being moved at some point.
Source: Mlive
Aug 12 - 4:57 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland will talk contract with Dan DeKeyser again this week.

He's a restricted free agent after skating in 65 games last season and generating 23 points.
Aug 12 - 3:52 PM

Daniel Alfredsson will probably get a contract offer from the Red Wings soon.

"My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," Wings GM Ken Holland said. "He had a good year, 19 goals. When he was healthy, he was valuable." He's expected to skate with several of his Detroit teammates in early September, but he's slated to hit the ice in Sweden at some point this week first to see how his body will hold up.
Source: Mlive
Aug 11 - 9:57 PM

Brian Rafalski has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

He produced 79 goals and 515 points in 833 career games with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. He won two Stanley Cups with the Devils in 2000 and 2003 and won another in 2008 as a member of the Wings. Rafalski retired after the 2010-11 season and he considered a comeback in January, but a back injury derailed that attempt.
Aug 6 - 12:43 PM

Daniel Alfredsson reportedly said on a Swedish radio station that he will start skating next week.

He will see how his back, which hindered him down the stretch and in the playoffs, responds and then he's expected to make a decision on his future. Alfredsson reiterated that if he plays one more year then it will be for the Detroit Red Wings.
Aug 5 - 4:04 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have hired Jim Hiller to serve as an assistant coach.

Hiller is a former WHL coach of the year, but this will be his first opportunity to serve as an NHL coach. He's a former player and while he spent the better part of his career in Europe, he did finish with eight goals and 20 points in 63 games with the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, and Detroit Red Wings. "There's always challenges when you're a coach," Hiller said. "I did play in the NHL, so I kind of understand the mentality of what it's like to be an NHL player and the type of feedback those players want and need." Hiller's focus will be the team's offense and forwards.
Jul 30 - 8:24 PM

Mikael Samuelsson has agreed to terms with the Swedish league's Djurgarden.

Samuelsson had a goal and three points in 26 games in 2013-14. With his career winding down, it's not surprising that he would chose to head back to his native Sweden.
Jul 29 - 7:16 PM

The IIHF has suspended Justin Abdelkader for three games for a high hit against Vladimir Sobotka for a high hit during the 2014 World Championship.

Abdelkader's suspension will be served at the start of the 2015 World Championship. This marks the second time he's been suspended for his actions in the 2014 tournament. He also served a one-game ban for a knee-on-knee hit.
Source: IIHF.com
Jul 29 - 3:05 PM


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