Player News - Red Wings

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Detroit may get a better idea on Friday if Niklas Kronwall will be able to play Saturday against Ottawa.

He left Tuesday's contest against Buffalo after he took a hit near the head area and he didn't return. Kronwall is listed as day-to-day for the time being.
Dec 26 - 6:08 AM

The Detroit Red Wings lead the NHL with 32 power-play goals this season.

The club scored four times with the man advantage on six opportunities in a 6-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday night. Gustav Nyquist leads the Wings and is tied for second in the league with eight power-play markers. Detroit ranks fourth in the NHL in power-play efficiency with a 24.1 success rate.
Dec 26 - 6:01 AM

Jimmy Howard has struggled mightily in shootouts this season.

He has allowed 11 goals on 15 shots for a dismal .267 save percentage. Howard's career in shootouts looks much better, as he owns a .677 save percentage (107 saves, 158 shots). "I don't know, for some reason, it's been a tough go this year," he said. "And, I think, really to be honest with you, it's just getting that win — get that one win, you know, everything will calm down from there." The shootout is costing Howard wins and it may start to chip away at his confidence if this play continues.
Dec 25 - 10:08 AM

Stephen Weiss logged just 8:55 of ice time in his return to the lineup from a shoulder injury on Tuesday night.

He appeared to receive an elbow to the head from Sabres defenseman Nikita Zadorov, which removed him from the game. However, Weiss insists that he's fine. "I didn't see him," he said. "I couldn't tell you what happened. I was a little woozy there but I feel fine. I had my bell rung a little bit but I went through the protocol." We'll keep him as active for now. The Wings play Saturday against Ottawa in their first game back from the Christmas break.
Dec 24 - 10:44 AM

Niklas Kronwall exited Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury.

He was sandwiched by two members of the Buffalo Sabres in the second period and stayed on the bench for a few shifts before heading to the locker room for the rest of the game. Kronwall is listed as day-to-day for now and he'll try to recover during the Christmas break.
Dec 24 - 10:37 AM

Gustav Nyquist collected three assists in a 6-3 win over Buffalo on Tuesday night.

He picked up a secondary assist on three of Detroit's four power-play goals in the contest. Nyquist also finished with two shots and a minus-2 rating. He has 14 goals on the year, but none have come in his past five outings.
Dec 24 - 10:33 AM

Danny DeKeyser snapped a five-game scoring drought Tuesday when he earned two points in a 6-3 win against Buffalo.

He scored his second goal of the year and his first since Nov. 30. DeKeyser also earned an assist on a power-play goal by Tomas Tatar. The 24-year-old defenseman has 13 points in 33 games.
Dec 24 - 10:25 AM

Henrik Zetterberg notched a goal and added a helper in Tuesday's 6-3 win over Buffalo.

He tied the game at 3-3 early in the third period with his seventh goal of the season. Zetterberg picked up his 23rd assist on a power-play tally by Johan Franzen later in the frame.
Dec 24 - 10:21 AM

Tomas Tatar registered a pair of goals Tuesday as the Red Wings upended Buffalo by a score of 6-3.

The tallies represent the first two for Tatar in seven contests and bring his season total to 14. Both of them came on the power play as well. A number of other members of the Wings got in on the action in this contest as Gustav Nyqvist dished out three assists while Johan Franzen, Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Danny DeKeyser all scored goals in the win.

Petr Mrazek came away with a victory, but he wasn't spectacular in Detroit's 6-3 win over the Sabres on Tuesday.

Filling in for the injured Jimmy Howard, Mrazek allowed three goals on just 16 shots, but earned a win thanks to the offensive support provided by his teammates. Howard believes he'll be back on the ice for the Red Wings in their next contest. On the season, Mrazek holds a 4-2-1 record as well as a 2.35 GAA and a .917 save percentage.
Dec 23 - 11:53 PM

Petr Mrazek was the first goalie off the ice Tuesday, so he's expected to get the nod against Buffalo.

Jimmy Howard will get some additional time over the Christmas break to recover from a groin injury. This will mark Mrazek's second straight start for Detroit. He has lost his previous two outings, but he's allowed just two goals.
Dec 23 - 12:41 PM

Stephen Weiss has confirmed that he will draw back into Detroit's lineup on Tuesday versus Buffalo.

Weiss has four goals and 10 points in 11 games this year, so he'll be a welcome addition to a Red Wings team that is struggling offensively. He has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury.
Dec 23 - 12:37 PM

Jimmy Howard (groin) hasn't been ruled out yet for Tuesday's game against Buffalo.

"I don't know if he's been cleared to go," coach Mike Babcock said after Monday's practice. "I was surprised he was out there this morning. We'll know more in the morning." Howard has missed the last two games with a groin injury. The Wings may wait until after the Christmas break to get him back into the lineup.
Dec 22 - 5:06 PM

Stephen Weiss (shoulder) feels ready to return after he fully participated in Monday's practice.

He's hoping to be put in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Buffalo. "I'm real excited, obviously. I didn't want to miss that many games, but that's the way it goes with those types of injuries," said Weiss, who has sat out four contests. "It's been tough to watch. I'm looking forward to get into a game before the couple days off (for the holiday break)." The Red Wings have six goals in their past six games and Weiss' return should help. He has four goals and 10 points in 11 appearances this year.
Dec 22 - 5:03 PM

Jakub Kindl was back in Detroit's lineup on Sunday against Colorado.

He was a healthy scratch in the Red Wings' last three games and four of the last six. Kindl got a chance to play after Xavier Ouellet was returned to the minors, so that Detroit could call up backup goalie Tom McCollum. He logged 18:16 of ice time and registered three shots on goal in a 2-1 shootout loss.
Dec 22 - 11:10 AM


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