Player News - Red Wings

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Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek continued his impressive play Wednesday night, turning aside all but one of the 23 shots he faced in a 3-1 victory over the visiting Ottawa Senators.

Mrazek came close to registering his second consecutive shutout. At 17:43 of the third period, Zack Smith spoiled Mrazek's shutout bid with a power-play goal. Mrazek has turned into a fantasy stud, with a 21-10-4 record on the season and a dazzling goals-against average of 1.94 and a save percentage of .934.
Feb 10 - 10:08 PM

Henrik Zetterberg scored his 10th goal of the season Wednesday night in the Red Wings' 3-1 triumph over the Ottawa Senators in Detroit.

Zetterberg's goal, at 2:01 of the second period, gave the Wings a 2-0 lead. Danny DeKeyser opened the scoring for Detroit with his seventh goal of the season at 3:03 of the first period. The Sens reduced the lead to 2-1 in the third before Darren Helm sealed the deal for the Wings with with an empty-net goal at 18:49. Helm increased his season goal total to five.
Feb 10 - 9:54 PM

Petr Mrazek will be between the pipes Wednesday when Detroit hosts the Ottawa Senators.

Mrazek has a 20-10-4 record with a sparkling 1.97 goals against average and .933 save percentage. He's also recorded four shutouts.
Feb 10 - 7:07 PM

Joakim Andersson will be scratched Wednesday night against the visiting Ottawa Senators.

The third round pick in 2007 (88th overall) has one goal in 28 games and this is the third straight scratch. He's survived placement on the waiver wire, subsequent demotion and recall where he didn't dress from the Grand Rapid Griffins so far this season.
Feb 10 - 7:01 PM

Justin Abdelkader is not expected to face supplemental discipline for his hit on Florida's Aleksander Barkov.

The head contact on the body check was ruled unavoidable because of Barkov's posture. The Panthers were very upset with Abdelkader after the game, especially since Barkov was injured on the play.
Feb 9 - 6:59 PM

Mike Green (groin) isn't expected to play Wednesday versus Ottawa.

He missed Monday's game against Florida because of a groin injury. Green should be consider day-to-day for now.
Feb 9 - 5:21 PM

Niklas Kronwall (knee) has been skating on his own.

"We're hoping to get him into practice here by the end of the week," coach Jeff Blashill said. If everything goes well then Kronwall could be ready to play on Sunday when he can come off injured reserve.
Feb 9 - 5:18 PM

The Panthers did not like Justin Abdelkader's hit on Aleksander Barkov Monday night.

Barkov sustained an upper-body injury on the play, but Abdelkader defended the check afterward. "I'm the type of player that is going to go out and play hard," he said. "My job is to out there and finish checks. I don't think I'm a cheap player or trying to make cheap shots out there. I don't think I was coming in to hit with my elbows or my arms up. His head was a little low, I guess. At the same time, I thought I finished through his body."
Feb 9 - 10:21 AM

Tomas Tatar extended his point streak to four straight games on Monday night.

He potted the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win over Florida to give him two tallies and three assists during his scoring spree. Tatar has 16 goals and 33 points in 52 matches this season.
Feb 9 - 10:14 AM

Henrik Zetterberg recorded two assists in Monday's 3-0 win over Florida.

He had a hand in both goals by Pavel Datsyuk in the contest. Datsyuk and Zetterberg were reunited on Saturday and it has helped spark Detroit's offense. "We've played on the same team for many years and basically seven years since we really played with each other for a full season (as linemates)," Zetterberg said. "It's fun when we get the chance to play with each other."
Feb 9 - 10:07 AM

Andreas Athanasiou picked up his first NHL assist on Saturday against the New York Islanders.

He had a helper on Tomas Tatar's second-period goal in a 5-1 win for the Red Wings. Athanasiou didn't register a point versus Florida on Monday night and he was limited to just 5:50 of ice time.
Feb 9 - 10:03 AM

Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek notched his fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers Monday night.

Mrazek made 23 saves. He improved his overall record to 20-10-4. His goals-against average dropped to under 2.00, at 1.97. He started the night with a 2.03 GAA. Mrazek also has an impressive save percentage of .933. He's probably the Red Wings' most-valuable player this season and has blossomed into one of the NHL's premier netminders. He is, of course, a fantasy keeper.
Feb 8 - 11:27 PM

Veteran Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals as the Detroit Red Wings shut out the visiting Florida Panthers 3-0 Monday night.

Datsyuk has been pretty hot lately. He notched two assists in a 5-1 win over the Islanders last Saturday. On the season, he has eight goals. Henrik Zetterberg assisted on both of Datsyuk's goals. Zetterberg now has 27 assists on the season. Datsyuk has seven goals. Tomas Tartar had Detroit's first goal Monday. He now has 16 on the season.
Feb 8 - 10:26 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The 24-year-old has six goals and 12 points in 29 games this season. This will be his third straight game as a healthy scratch. Joakim Andersson will join him in the press box.
Feb 8 - 7:41 PM

Petr Mrazek will be between the pipes in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The 23-year-old has eight wins in his last 11 contests. Mrazek has a 19-10-4 record with a 2.03 goals-against-average and a .932 save percentage in '15-16.
Feb 8 - 6:51 PM


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