Player News - Red Wings

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Mike Green (illness) appears to be over the worst of his viral infection.

"He's going to take some time off, and when he feels better, we'll get him on a bike, see how he responds," Detroit GM Ken Holland said. There is still no timetable available for Green's return. Detroit is preparing to start the regular season without him.
Sep 24 - 10:19 AM

Trevor Daley had the game-winning goal in Sunday's 3-2 preseason win over Pittsburgh.

Daley gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead near the midway mark of the game and the team held on for the victory. Michael Rasmusssen and Andreas Athanasiou also scored goals in the match for Detroit.
Sep 23 - 5:54 PM

Martin Frk has been dealing with a groin injury at training camp.

Frk hasn't been able to compete for a roster spot because of the injury. He played in 68 games with Detroit last season and he registered 25 points.
Source: MLive.com
Sep 23 - 10:47 AM

Evgeny Svechnikov potted the overtime winner in Saturday's 4-3 preseason win over Boston.

Svechnikov has earned the game-winning goal in two straight exhibition games during his battle to earn a roster spot with the Red Wings out of training camp. He is making a strong case for himself.
Source: MLive.com
Sep 23 - 10:45 AM

Filip Zidina scored his first goal of the preseason during Saturday’s 4-3 overtime win over the Boston Bruins.

Zadina took a feed from Niklas Kronwall and one-timed a shot on the power play to open the scoring. Zadina is in a battle for a spot on Detroit’s roster but a minor groin injury has so far limited him in camp. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the 18-year-old sent back to the QMJHL after getting in a couple of regular-season games with Detroit. Dennis Cholowski and Evgeni Svechnikov (OT winner) also scored.
Sep 22 - 9:45 PM

Dennis Cholowski is likely to start the season in the NHL.

Cholowski's chances of breaking camp with the Wings increased significantly with the news that Mike Green will miss the start of the regular season as he is dealing with a virus that is attacking his liver. Cholowski has impressed the Detroit coaching staff with his smooth skating, hockey IQ and poise. He also has some offensive upside after producing 66 points in 69 WHL games between Prince George and Portland last season. Keep an eye on the 2016 first-rounder.
Sep 22 - 10:58 AM

Mike Green is fighting a disease that's attacking his liver.

Green had been dealing with fatigue issues that led to the Red Wings' doctors telling him to stay off the ice while the problem was investigated further. They now have more information, but the next step for Green will be to see an infectious disease specialist. There isn't a timetable for his recovery yet.
Sep 21 - 3:16 PM

Mike Green is dealing with fatigue issues that put his availability for the start of the season in question.

It sounds like the Red Wings are in the process of learning more about Green's condition. He did undergo surgery for a herniated disc back in April, but this is believed to be a separate issue. "The day before camp he saw the doctor in New York on his neck, he was totally cleared, cleared for contract," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "The plan was to ramp him up and play him the two of the last three preseason games. As we got into camp and were on the ice two, three, four days he didn't feel like he had his energy, he felt a little bit fatigued. Our doctors did some initial bloodwork, and now we're trying to get him to see a doctor today or Monday gather more information. Our doctors have told him to stay off the ice until we know exactly why he doesn't quite feel like he's got all his energy."
Source: MLive.com
Sep 21 - 11:30 AM

Filip Zadina didn't have an inspiring preseason debut.

Zadina logged about 16 minutes on Thursday and finished without a shot on goal. He has been dealing with a groin problem, but he didn't want to attribute that to his forgettable performance. "I cannot fault the groin, I had something happen with my groin two days before and I was kind of careful," Zadina said. "But I have to be better for sure and help the team win — but they won anyway. I probably should play more quicker with the puck for sure. It surprised me a lot, I was kind of expecting a fast game, but it was faster than I thought." There's going to be an adjustment period for Zadina and it was just an exhibition game, so if he learned something, then that's the biggest thing. He scored 44 goals and 82 points in 57 QMJHL games last season.
Sep 21 - 11:27 AM

Gustav Nyquist scored a goal and two assists during Thursday's 4-2 preseason victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Nyquist picked up the primary assist on Thomas Vanek's power play goal in the first period and added another one on Andreas Athanasiou's game-tying goal (2-2) in the second frame. Nyquist then added an empty-netter in the final minute of regulation. The 29-year-old had 21 goals and 40 points in 82 games last season. The Red Wings need him to put up better numbers in 2018-19.
Sep 20 - 10:03 PM

Joe Veleno will probably be back in the CHL this season, but he has made an impression at Detroit's training camp.

"He's a good transporter of the ice, from one end to the other," coach Jeff Blashill said. "(But) his edges are excellent. He can create space with his edges and he makes a lot of plays in small areas. That can be important in the NHL." Veleno has learned a great deal at camp and it may not be very long until he is playing with the Red Wings.
Sep 20 - 9:49 AM

Michael Rasmussen scored the overtime winning goal during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He ended overtime with a power-play goal off a feed from Dylan Larkin. Henrik Zetterberg's back injury might have opened up a spot on Detroit's roster for Rasmussen. We'd expect the former ninth overall pick to at least get a nine-game trial to start the regular season.
Sep 19 - 10:15 PM

Detroit wants to keep Jimmy Howard fresher this season.

Detroit signed Jonathan Bernier during the summer to help alleviate some pressure. "Jimmy has been a really good goalie for us for two years, without question," coach Jeff Blashill said. "But I had to overwork him last year. I'd like to stay away from any one goalie playing 60 games. I'd like it to be closer to that 50-30 split because the games are so close and they have to be on their game so much. There's zero room for error at the goaltending position. If you get that 50-30 split, it makes more sense. But I'm also going to watch. Ultimately guys decide who plays more based on their play over a period of time. But certainly Jimmy has been great for us for two years."
Sep 19 - 10:32 AM

Jonathan Bernier hopes to push for playing time with Detroit this season.

Coach Jeff Blashill doesn't want one goaltender playing 60 games in 2017-18, but said they will decide who starts based on their performances. Jimmy Howard is expected to be the number one goalie entering the year and he is looking forward to working with Bernier. "We need to have that working relationship, we have to push each other," Howard said. "But at the same time we're teammates and we've got to support each other. We've got to be there for each other to bounce things off each other."
Sep 19 - 10:29 AM

Tyler Bertuzzi has been skating alongside Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha at training camp.

The trio could be Detroit's top line when the regular season begins. "You have three real good players, you have good pieces in the sense that Bert is an F-1 (first forward) on the forecheck, and he's a net-front guy," coach Jeff Blashill said. "That allows the other two- not that they're not hard on the forecheck — but it allows them to use their skill. Bert is a special player. He thinks the game at a high, high level. He’s got real good talent, and Bert's got a chance to be a real good player. Putting them together can make a real good line." Bertuzzi posted seven goals and 24 points in 48 games with Detroit last season.
Sep 19 - 10:11 AM


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