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Gustav Nyquist practiced on the third line on Tuesday.

That's the result of Detroit acquiring Erik Cole, who skated alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader. Meanwhile, Nyquist practiced with Riley Sheahan and Stephen Weiss. Zetterberg is recovering from a concussion though and is questionable for Wednesday's game, so the practice lines might not end up being the ones used.
Mar 3 - 4:50 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (concussion) is questionable for Wednesday's game.

Zetterberg was able to take part in Monday and Tuesday's practices. Even still, Zetterberg's availability won't be determined until after Detroit's skate Wednesday morning. He skated alongside newcomers Erik Cole and Justin Abdelkader.
Mar 3 - 4:46 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have put newcomer Erik Cole on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader.

Detroit acquired Cole from Dallas on Sunday. He did get some playing time with Jason Spezza during his time with the Stars, but he also occasionally slipped to the third line. This situation is worth keeping an eye on because if Cole consistently plays with Zetterberg for the remainder of the season then he should finish on a high note. That all being said, Zetterberg has been suffering from a concussion, so we might have to wait a game or two before they end up playing together. As it is, Zetterberg is questionable for Wednesday's game. Cole's presence also hurts Gustav Nyquist, who has moved to the third line.
Mar 3 - 4:39 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (upper body) participated in his first full practice Monday.

"Felt good. It was fun to be out there again," Zetterberg said. "It's my first practice since (a week ago) Saturday, so obviously tomorrow is another one and hopefully I'll be cleared for contact tomorrow and go from there." He could be on track to return Wednesday, but you should still consider him day-to-day.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 10:00 AM

Tomas Jurco was sent down and called up by Detroit on Monday.

He was reassigned to Grand Rapids to make him eligible for the AHL playoffs. Jurco has two goals and 15 points in 49 games this season.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 9:57 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been returned to the minors.

Detroit has added Erik Cole to the roster and Henrik Zetterberg (head injury) could be back on Wednesday, so Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids for more playing time. Pulkkinen has two goals in 12 games with the Red Wings this season.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 9:55 AM

Darren Helm has an oblique strain that will keep him on the shelf for seven-to-10 days.

He sustained the injury during the first period of Saturday's 4-3 victory over Nashville. Helm has 13 goals and 29 points in 61 games this season.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 9:50 AM

Alexey Marchenko is expected to miss seven-to-10 days with an oblique strain.

He scored his first NHL goal in Saturday's game against Nashville and logged 12:47 of ice time, but he was apparently injured in that match. Marek Zidlicky's acquisition from New Jersey on Monday could send Marchenko when he's ready to return.
Source: MLive.com
Mar 3 - 9:46 AM

Marek Zidlicky has been dealt to Detroit for a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

If the Red Wings reach the Stanley Cup final, New Jersey gets Detroit's second-round pick. The veteran defender can be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. Detroit was after a right-handed defenseman and they found one in Zidlicky, who brings some depth to the back end of the Wings. He has 23 points in 63 matches this season.
Mar 2 - 1:07 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland feels Erik Cole's addition improves his lineup.

"We're very pleased, he gives us another dimension," said Holland. "He's a top-six, top-nine forward, who pushes everyone up. He can play with anybody, he gives size and a physical presence, and he's scored 18 goals." Depending on Darren Helm's status, Cole could line up on one of Detroit's top-two lines when he makes his debut.
Mar 2 - 8:23 AM

The Dallas Stars have traded Erik Cole and a conditional third round pick to the Detroit Red Wings for prospects Mattias Backman, Mattas Janmark and a 2nd round pick in 2015.

The 36-year-old is in the final year of his contract. He has 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games with the Stars this season. He is a big body who will add some good depth on the wing for Detroit. Cole has 14 points in 46 career playoff games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2005-06.
Mar 1 - 7:36 PM

Erik Cole skated on the Stars' top line with Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn during Sunday's morning skate.

The Stars are hosting the Ducks on Sunday and it looks like Cole will play on the first line. With the Stars out of the playoff picture, many "insiders" believe that Cole will be moved between now and Monday's trade deadline. The 36-year-old has 18 goals and 33 points this season. He is a free-agent at season's end.
Mar 1 - 2:47 PM

Head coach Mike Babcock said that Darren Helm (upper body) will be re-evaluated in Detroit.

Helm suffered the injury after being hit by Seth Jones and Shea Weber in the first period of Saturday's game against Nashville. The 28-year-old has 13 goals and 29 points in 61 games this season.
Mar 1 - 11:28 AM

Alexey Marchenko scored his first NHL goal in Saturday's win against Nashville.

Marchenko's third period goal was a big one, as he tied the game at three at the 3:56 mark of the period. The 23-year-old has earned Mike Babcock's praise for being steady defensively so it's nice to see him chip in with some points every so often.
Mar 1 - 11:25 AM

Tomas Tatar scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's win over Nashville.

The Wings finish off their five-game road trip with a 3-1-1 record. "It was a good trip for us," said Tatar. "We proved we can play with the best teams in the league. We were strong the whole trip. We're real happy with how it went for us." The 24-year-old has scored 20 points in his last 20 games and he has an overall stat line of 25 goals and 46 points in 61 games. No one on the Red Wings' roster has scored more goals than Tatar this season.
Mar 1 - 11:22 AM


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