Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Scott Wilson will make his Detroit debut on Sunday night.

Wilson was acquired by the Red Wings on Saturday in the trade that sent Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh. He is projected to play with Luke Glendening and Luke Witkowski.
Oct 22 - 4:06 PM

Jimmy Howard will be in goal for Detroit against Vancouver on Sunday night.

Howard was the first goalie off the ice at the morning skate and will make his first start since he was pulled early against Toronto this past Wednesday. He allowed three goals on four shots before was removed from the crease.
Oct 22 - 4:03 PM

Although the Detroit Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou have agreed to terms, it could be weeks before he makes his season debut.

Athanasiou needs to get a work visa and the process for that will begin on Monday. Beyond that though, it might be week or two before he's ready to pass a team physical. The Red Wings have cleared the cap space necessary to accommodate his $1.387 million contract though by dealing Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh, so that's one road block out of the way.
Oct 22 - 10:56 AM

Niklas Kronwall has tried stem cell treatment to help his damaged knee.

Kronwall's left knee is permanently damaged in a way that can't be corrected with surgery. "Once you get bone-on-bone, at least all the research that is out there, it seems there is not too many things that you can do without having to jeopardize your career," Kronwall said. "So you find a way through it." Kronwall didn't want to go into details about his stem cell treatment, but he said it's a long process and that ultimately his goal is to stay in the NHL. His current contract runs through 2018-19.
Oct 22 - 10:52 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Scott Wilson and a 3rd round to the Detroit Red Wings for Riley Sheahan and a 5th round pick.

Wilson appeared in 78 NHL games last season, picking up 26 points. With Andreas Anthanasiou's imminent re-signing, the Red Wings had to dump some cap and Sheahan's $2million cap hit was deemed too expensive. Wilson will likely slot into a bottom-six role with the Red Wings and has no fantasy value. No salary was retained by either team in the deal.
Oct 21 - 6:01 PM

The New York Rangers have traded Matt Puempel to the Detroit Red Wings for Ryan Sproul.

Puempel is a former first round pick of the Senators who has failed to live up to expectations. He had nine points in 27 NHL games last season and currently has three points in five AHL games. Sproul was a 2nd round pick of the Red Wings in 2011 and is coming off ACL surgery that limited him to 27 games last season.
Oct 21 - 5:51 PM

Darren Helm found the back of the net in Friday's 4-3 OT loss to the Capitals.

Helm opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal early in the second period, as he intercepted an Alex Ovechkin pass before beating Braden Holtby. Helm finished the game with five shots on goal and two hits in 15:31 of ice time. Helm has one goal and three points in eight games this season.
Oct 21 - 11:10 AM

Friday night's contest against the Capitals was the 800th NHL game of Niklas Kronwall's career.

Kronwall has dealt with his share of injuries throughout his career, so this is a major accomplishment for him. The 36-year-old has accumulated 76 goals and 379 points during his NHL career. The fact that he's only played with one team makes the accomplishment even more special.
Oct 21 - 11:00 AM

Petr Mrazek allowed four goals on 41 shots in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

The Red Wings had a 3-2 lead in the dying moments of the third period, but T.J. Oshie's power play goal with 1:01 remaining in regulation tied the game. In the extra frame, Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal on Mrazek to give the Capitals the victory. Mrazek now owns a 1-2-1 record with a 3.24 goals-against-average and a .901 save percentage this season.
Oct 21 - 12:35 AM

Tomas Tatar scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals.

Tatar did all of his damage in the third period, as his first goal tied the game at two at the 5:24 mark of the frame. His second goal made it 3-2 Detroit less just over seven minutes later. Tatar finished the night with a plus-1 rating and six shots on goal in 16:44 of ice time. He has three goals and two assists in eight games this season.
Oct 21 - 12:30 AM

Luke Witkowski will be a healthy scratch in Friday's game against the Washington Capitals.

Witkowski suited up in each of Detroit's last two games, but it's the fourth time this year he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Witkowski doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 20 - 7:34 PM

Updating a previously report, Andreas Athanasiou's one-year contract with Detroit will be worth $1.387 million.

That's slightly more than the $1.35 million that was previously reported. Athanasiou and Detroit might have agreed to terms, but nothing can officially happen yet because the Red Wings don't have a roster spot or cap space available for him. They'll presumably find a way to make room for him but how they'll go about doing that and how long it will take remains to be seen.
Oct 20 - 5:45 PM

Andreas Athanasiou will reportedly sign a contract worth $1.35 million for the 2017-18 campaign.

Athanasiou is a restricted free agent and consequently hasn't played this season. The two sides are reportedly close, but the Red Wings need to determine what course of action they want to take in regards to a necessarily corresponding roster move.
Oct 20 - 4:51 PM

Andreas Athanasiou and the Detroit Red Wings are reportedly closing in on a contract.

Athanasiou missed training camp and the first seven games of the Red Wings' schedule as a contract holdout. Even if he were to sign on Friday, we would still expect him to miss some additional time while he gets back into game shape. It's also possible that he would be sent to the minors on a conditioning stint. The two sides are reportedly most likely to agree to a one-year contract.
Oct 20 - 1:03 PM

Petr Mrazek is expected to start on Friday against Washington.

Mrazek will have his work cut out for him against that strong offensive club, but for what it's worth he does have a career 2.18 GAA and .925 save percentage in six games versus Washington. He has a 2.98 GAA and .900 save percentage in three contests this season.
Oct 20 - 12:39 PM


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