Player News - Red Wings

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Alexey Marchenko will participate in Saturday's practice after returning from the World Cup.

Marchenko represented Russia in the tournament. Though Marchenko played in six games between the exhibition contests and the World Cup tournament itself, the plan is still to put Marchenko into a preseason game next week.
Sep 30 - 12:59 PM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) might join his teammates on the ice Tuesday.

It remains to be seen if Kronwall will be ready for the season opener, but we still have about two weeks before that date. He had three goals and 26 points in 64 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 30 - 12:52 PM

Henrik Zetterberg (knee) might start skating with the Red Wings on Tuesday.

The Red Wings have previously stated that they think Zetterberg will be ready for the start of the 2015-16 campaign. We still have almost two weeks before Detroit's first game.
Sep 30 - 12:50 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery, according to coach Jeff Blashill.

Pulkkinen might end up playing in more than one preseason contest. He had six goals and 12 points in 36 games last season.
Sep 30 - 12:48 PM

Jimmy Howard will play between the pipes in Thursday's preseason game against Boston.

The plan is to use Howard for the full 60 minutes. Howard is competing for the No. 1 goalie gig with Petr Mrazek.
Sep 29 - 5:55 PM

Tomas Nosek (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

It remains to be seen if Nosek will get into a preseason game. He had 15 goals and 30 points in 70 AHL contests last season. He also participated in six games with Detroit, but didn't record a point over that span.
Sep 29 - 2:01 PM

Tomas Nosek has been dealing with a knee injury at camp.

However, it isn't anything "major" and he is expected to play sometime next week. Nosek suited up in six games with the Red Wings last season, while spending most of his time in the minors. That probably won't change in 2016-17.
Sep 29 - 8:03 AM

Anthony Mantha has been skating with Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou at training camp.

"There's obviously lots of speed and skill on the line," coach Jeff Blashill said. "You saw in the Red and White game, they made mistakes that ended up in our net a little bit, so they've got to eliminate those. But if they create more positives than negatives, that's what your looking for." Mantha scored in Wednesday's preseason game from Larkin and Athanasiou to give the Wings a 4-0 lead in an eventual 5-1 win over Boston. He can be sent to the minors without waivers, so he will have to prove that he is worthy of a roster spot during the exhibition schedule. Mantha is expected to play in five of the team's eight contests.
Sep 29 - 8:00 AM

Steve Ott scored a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Ott isn't known for his scoring ability, but he stood out as a veteran playing against some inexperienced guys on the other side. His first period goal gave the Wings a 2-0 lead in the game. He assisted on goals by Luke Glendening and Drew Miller. Ott will likely be on Detroit's roster once training camp breaks, but don't expect him to have any value in standard fantasy leagues. He's more of an bottom-six agitator.
Sep 28 - 10:32 PM

Evgeni Svechnikov scored the game-winning goal in Detroit's 4-2 exhibition match against Pittsburgh.

Coach Jeff Blashill likes Svechnikov's ability to make plays, but he is trying to get him to shoot more. He skated in two playoff games with Grand Rapids last year and he is expected to play his first full season in the AHL in 2016-17.
Sep 28 - 10:08 AM

Tomas Tatar scored in Team Europe's 3-1 loss to Team Canada on Tuesday night.

Europe managed to keep the game close for the most part, but they'll be facing elimination on Thursday night. Tatar cut Canada's lead to 2-1 at the 7:00 mark of the second period. Dennis Seidenberg and Anze Kopitar assisted on the team's only goal. Tatar has scored three goals in his last two World Cup matches.
Sep 27 - 11:19 PM

Mitchell Callahan scored a pair of goals in Detroit's 4-2 preseason win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Callahan opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period and extended the Wings' lead to 2-0 in the second frame. The 25-year-old spent all of last season in the minors. There's a good chance he'll be in Grand Rapids again this year.
Sep 27 - 10:34 PM

Steve Ott is ready to compete for his roster spot on the Red Wings.

"There are great players on this team, and I want to make sure that I have earned a spot here and pushed the young guys out and continue to earn my spot," Ott said. "I am looking to hopefully have a good year this year and have more years left in my career. For an older guy, I don't want my job to be stolen yet, so I'm going to be pushing extremely hard." He skated with Drew Miller and Luke Glendening on Monday at practice. Ott intends to make an impact in Detroit's exhibition schedule.
Sep 27 - 10:11 AM

Givani Smith led in most of Sunday's skating tests with Detroit.

"The thing about Givani that impressed me is that he has an idea of what is going to separate him from the rest of the crew," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "He knows he’s not going to maybe toe-drag as well as some other guys, but he's going to be physical and he's going to go to the net-front to produce offense. Guys that like to do that are few and far between. He seems to like to do that, so that’s a positive for him." Blashill plans to give Smith a chance to show what he can do in a preseason game. Smith was taken with the 46th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft after recording 42 points and 146 penalty minutes in 65 OHL contests.
Sep 26 - 10:46 AM

Xavier Ouellet might have the inside track in the battle to earn one of Detroit's last defensive roster spots.

"When Ouellet is playing his best hockey he’s very good defensively and manages his game real well," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "He makes good outlet passes without trying to do too much. He doesn’t turn the puck over." Ouellet can't be sent back to the AHL before first being exposed to waivers, which he might not clear. The 23-year-old had 29 points and 66 penalty minutes in 61 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Sep 26 - 10:43 AM


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