Player News - Red Wings

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Johan Franzen (illness) was back on the ice Thursday and he expects to play Friday.

"At the beginning of this week," Franzen said, "I just felt really, really awful. Like no energy, nothing. I figured I needed a couple of days off to get healthy. I've been battling stuff for the last three weeks. Enough was enough. Just needed to get rid of it." His flu-like symptoms may have contributed to his recent 12-game goalless slump and his minus-9 rating during that span. Franzen skated with Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco during Thursday's session.
Dec 18 - 4:29 PM

Stephen Weiss (shoulder) could be available to return this weekend.

GM Ken Holland thinks that will be the case. Weiss can come off injured reserve on Saturday and play on Sunday if he's ready. He has missed the past two games with a shoulder injury.
Dec 17 - 5:21 PM

Johan Franzen (flu) should be back in the lineup on Friday.

He missed Tuesday's shootout loss to Columbus because he was under the weather.
Dec 17 - 5:16 PM

Henrik Zetterberg's goalless skid reached 10 straight games Tuesday night.

He has seven helpers during that span, but he's picked up just two points in his past seven outings. Zetterberg leads the Red Wings in scoring with 26 points, including 21 assists, in 32 games.
Dec 17 - 10:23 AM

Tomas Tatar (illness) was able to play on Tuesday.

Tatar was questionable for the contest because he missed Monday's practice. He had two shots on goal in 18:01 minutes of ice time in Detroit's 1-0 shootout loss Tuesday night.
Dec 17 - 2:15 AM

Niklas Kronwall led all Red Wings in shots on goal with five in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.

The Detroit defensive stalwart has been slumping of late with just one point in his last six contests, but his track record suggests he'll be just fine. Despite his recent struggles, he remains on pace to rack up close to 45 points on the season.
Dec 16 - 10:51 PM

Jimmy Howard was snake-bitten Tuesday as he recorded a shutout against Columbus, but suffered a loss nonetheless.

Howard stopped all 29 Columbus shots he faced in 65 minutes of action, but received no offensive support from his teammates and fell on the wrong end of a 1-0 shootout loss. His record falls to 13-5-7 with the defeat while his GAA and save percentage improve to 2.05 and .922, respectively.
Dec 16 - 10:47 PM

Daniel Cleary has triggered a $1M performance bonus with Detroit for appearing in ten games this season.

It will increase his salary total to $2.5 should he remain in the NHL.
Source: CapGeek
Dec 16 - 8:38 PM

Jimmy Howard will start Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Blue Jackets have won six straight and now sit just six points back of the second Wild Card slot, while the Wings lead the Atlantic division. Howard for his part has won just three of his last seven starts against CBJ since 2012 while allowing 17 goals over that time.
Source: Ansar Khan
Dec 16 - 5:45 PM

Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) will rejoin the Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday.

DeKeyser was sidelined for two straight games. He has a goal and 11 points in 29 contests in 2014-15. Look for Brian Lashoff to serve as a healthy scratch as a result of his return.
Dec 16 - 12:31 PM

Johan Franzen (illness) will miss Tuesday's game.

Franzen also missed Monday's practice due to the disease. The Red Wings were initially optimistic that he would still be able to play Tuesday, but he needs more time to recover. The return of Justin Abdelkader will help counteract the loss of Franzen. Tomas Jurco is likely to move off the top line with Abdelkader's return, but he might occupy Franzen's spot on a line with Riley Sheahan and Daniel Cleary instead.
Dec 16 - 12:23 PM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) will be back in Detroit's lineup on Tuesday.

Abdelkader missed seven straight games due to the injury. His return could be bad news for Tomas Jurco as Abdelkader is likely to take his spot on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist. Abdelkader has seven goals and 15 points in 24 games this season.
Dec 16 - 12:20 PM

Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) is projected to be back in the lineup on Tuesday.

He has missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, but he was a full participant in Monday's practice.
Dec 16 - 8:47 AM

Justin Abdelkader (shoulder) took part in Monday's practice.

He's projected to be cleared to play Tuesday versus Columbus. Coach Mike Babcock expects Abdelkader to return after missing the past seven matches with a shoulder injury. Look for him to be taken off injured reserve at some point today if that is the case.
Dec 16 - 8:40 AM

Stephen Weiss (shoulder) didn't skate Monday.

He missed Saturday's game because of a shoulder injury and he's been placed on injured reserve, according to the Red Wings' website. Weiss has 10 points in 11 games this season.
Dec 16 - 8:36 AM

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