Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill doesn't think Thomas Vanek will be out long-term with a lower body injury.

While Blashill conceded he'll know more on Monday, that's certainly a sigh of relief as Vanek has arguably been the team's best player this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 22 - 4:17 PM

Jared Coreau was perfect, right up until he was beaten by JT Miller in overtime on Sunday for the 1-0 loss to the Rangers.

Coreau stopped 18 of 19 shots, including all seven asked of him on the penalty kill. The loss drops his record to 5-1-2 with just 24 goals against in 10 games this season.
Jan 22 - 3:20 PM

Thomas Vanek has been diagnosed with a lower body injury suffered in Sunday's matinee with the Rangers.

The veteran winger is considered day-to-day, for now.
Jan 22 - 2:03 PM

Thomas Vanek did not return to Sunday's match against the Rangers after the first period ended.

He took a shot to the mid-section as the first period buzzer rang, and writhed in pain for a bit before leaving under his own power. Vanek did not factor on to the score sheet before departing. Consider him day-to-day with an undisclosed ailment for now.
Jan 22 - 1:45 PM

Drew Miller was waived by the Red Wings on Sunday prior to their match with the Rangers.

Odds are he'll pass through waivers and be sent down to AHL Grand Rapids, but we won't know until tomorrow. The veteran winger has posted six points along with 30 blocks and 45 hits in 34 games this season, and carries and is on a one-year pact worth $1.025M.
Jan 22 - 12:21 PM

Alexey Marchenko will be a healthy scratch for the first time this season against the Rangers on Sunday.

Through 30 games this season the youngster has posted six helpers with 12 PIMs and 44 hits, while seeing an average of 17:59 of ice time per game.
Jan 22 - 12:17 PM

Jared Coreau will start Sunday afternoon's game against the Rangers.

He was pulled against Boston on Wednesday and will look to bounce back versus New York. Coreau has a 5-1-1 record with a 3.04 goals-against average and a .901 save percentage this season.
Jan 22 - 12:12 PM

Niklas Kronwall will be in the lineup against the Rangers on Sunday afternoon.

He is on the roster sheet for the contest which starts at 12:30 pm EST. Kronwall had missed the Red Wings' last eight games due to a groin injury. If you need Kronwall, make sure you have him active early as the game is a matinee.
Jan 22 - 10:22 AM

Justin Abdelkader will continue to play on the Red Wings' fourth line until he is in game shape.

Abdelkader returned this past week from a knee injury that had him sidelined since December 1st and Detroit coach Jeff Blashill likes to bring his players back into the lineup gradually after lengthy absences. Look for Abdelkader to play a game or two more on the fourth unit before being moved up.
Jan 22 - 10:09 AM

Look for Petr Mrazek to get the start Sunday afternoon against the Rangers.

Mrazek played his first good game in a while against the Sabres on Friday night and in one career appearance against the Rangers he sports a 1.95 GAA and .920. Looks like a Mrazek start to us. Make sure you have him active early as the game begins at 12:30 pm EST!
Jan 22 - 10:01 AM

It appears that Chicago is considering trading for Tomas Tatar.

The 26-year-old is having the worst season of his career thus far, posting just 22 points in 46 games this season. Tatar carries a mere $2.75M cap hit and is, as is often the case when Chicago picks someone up, an unrestricted free agent at season's end. Take this rumor with a grain of salt, but it would be an interesting deal for both sides.
Jan 21 - 5:19 PM

It appears the Blackhawks wouldn't mind picking up Gustav Nyquist from the Red Wings.

As report Mark Lazerus notes, all reports ought to be taken with a grain of salt this time of year. But it's an interesting change in strategy for the perennial Cup-contenders, picking up a player with plenty of term left on his deal. The 27-year-old is on pace for his worst career season with just 17 points in 46 games and carries a $4.75M cap hit for two additional seasons after this.
Jan 21 - 5:16 PM

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill was happy with Petr Mrazek's performance in Friday's 3-2 OT loss to Buffalo.

Mrazek has been brutal for the last little while, but he showed some encouraging signs on Friday night. "He’s trending in the right direction," Blashill said. "For a number of games, even games where he’s given up more goals than he wants to or we want him to, he’s still played real well and looks like he’s on top of his game." We'll see if his improved play turns into better results for his fantasy owners.
Jan 21 - 11:04 AM

Darren Helm scored a goal in his return to the Red Wings lineup on Friday night.

Helm came back after missing 28 games with a shoulder injury. His third period-goal gave the Wings a 2-1 lead at the time. "That definitely gave me a little extra boost for the last part of the game," Helm said. "It was kind of the way I expected. I was pretty gassed a lot of the game, but I kind of pushed through it and it got better." The 29-year-old finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and two hits in 13:58 of ice time. He has five goals and three assists in 18 games.
Jan 21 - 11:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings were forced to stay in Buffalo after last night's loss to the Sabres.

The plan was for the Wings to fly back to Detroit after the game, but the Metro Airport in Detroit was dealing with heavy fog. Instead, the Wings had to fly out on Saturday morning, which forced them to cancel the scheduled practice. Their next game is Sunday afternoon against the New York Rangers.
Jan 21 - 10:55 AM


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