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Tyler Bertuzzi contributed two assists in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Dallas.

Bertuzzi had the primary helper on goals by former Stars defender Trevor Daley and Andreas Athanasiou in the defeat. He has eight points in 11 NHL games this season. Bertuzzi is finally here to stay, as the Red Wings don't plan to return him to the minors.
Jan 17 - 9:38 AM

Luke Witkowski had nine penalty minutes in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Dallas.

Wikowski got an elbowing penalty in the first period and he dropped the gloves with Stars blueliner Stephen Johns in the second stanza. He was also assessed an extra two minutes for roughing on the altercation, which he didn't agree with. "The second call, I know he couldn't call the instigator because I didn't instigate it," Witkowski said. "I didn't even touch him. So I don't know how you can call it roughing. If he doesn't want to fight, he doesn't have to drop his gloves. I didn't make him fight."
Jan 17 - 9:29 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 26 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Two of the four goals Howard gave up came while the Stars were on the man-advantage. Howard has now dropped back-to-back decisions (he's given up eight goals during that stretch). The Red Wings goalie has a 14-14-6 record with a 2.73 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage this season.
Jan 16 - 11:08 PM

Andreas Athanasiou picked up a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars.

Athanasiou helped set up Trevor Daley's goal just 44 seconds into the first period. He then scored an incredible breakaway goal midway through the second period to tie the game at two. Athanasiou finished the night with a plus-1 rating and a shot on goal in 19:24 of ice time. He has 10 goals and 21 points in 34 games this season.
Jan 16 - 10:52 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Ouellet has no goals and four assists in 32 games this season. This will be the third straight game that he watches from the press box. Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader will both miss the game due to injury.
Jan 16 - 7:31 PM

Darren Helm (lower body) has already been ruled out for Saturday's match against Carolina.

Helm won't play this week after he suffered a lower-body injury this past Saturday. Coach Jeff Blashill said that tests did not reveal any structural damage, but a timetable remains uncertain.
Jan 16 - 11:40 AM

Justin Abdelkader (groin) won't play on Saturday against Carolina.

Abdelkader has been ruled out for Detroit's next two games, including Tuesday's match versus Dallas. Coach Jeff Blashill said tests on Abdelkader did not reveal any structural damage, but a timetable beyond this week is unclear.
Jan 16 - 11:38 AM

Jimmy Howard will be in the crease Tuesday against Dallas.

Normally this wouldn't come as a surprise, but Petr Mrazek just blanked the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Howard had a four-game win streak before he allowed four goals on 36 shots in a 4-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday in his last outing. He has a 14-13-6 record in 2017-18 to go with a 2.68 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.
Jan 16 - 11:19 AM

As expected, Darren Helm (lower body) won't play Tuesday night against Dallas.

Helm suffered a lower-body injury when his right leg bent awkwardly on Saturday versus Pittsburgh. It's unclear when he will be available to return at this time.
Jan 16 - 10:02 AM

Justin Abdelkader (groin) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus Dallas.

Abdelkader suffered a groin injury on Saturday at Pittsburgh. He is still being evaluated to determine a timetable for his return.
Jan 16 - 10:00 AM

Darren Helm (lower body) will be re-evaluated Monday, but he isn't expected to be back on Tuesday.

Helm was not able to play Sunday against Chicago because of what is believed to be a leg or knee issue.
Jan 15 - 10:39 AM

Justin Abdelkader (lower body) will be re-evaluated Monday.

Coach Jeff Blashill doesn't expect Abdelkader will be available to play Tuesday against Dallas. He wasn't able to play Sunday due to a lower-body injury.
Jan 15 - 10:34 AM

Dominic Turgeon made his NHL debut on Sunday versus Chicago.

Turgeon was credited with three blocks and one shot in 9:01 of ice time. "It was exciting, something I've dreamed about since I was a little kid," said the 21-year-old forward. "When you get the call it's a dream come true, and it was a ton of fun to play."
Jan 15 - 10:31 AM

Andreas Athanasiou earned a pair of assists in a 4-0 win over Chicago on Sunday.

Athanasiou helped set up goals by Dylan Larkin and Anthony Mantha in the contest. He has produced four goals and nine points in the last 11 games.
Jan 15 - 10:27 AM

Dylan Larkin had the game-winning goal Sunday against Chicago.

Larkin opened the scoring with his seventh marker of the season just over four minutes into the first period. The Red Wings went on to defeat the Blackhawks by a score of 4-0. Larkin leads the team with 35 points in 43 games.
Jan 15 - 10:23 AM

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