Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Jakub Kindl (elbow) is medically cleared to play.

Kindl has already been removed from the injured reserve list, per the team's website. However, he's not expected to rejoin the lineup in the immediate future. For now Xavier Ouellet will continue to play.
Jan 28 - 3:40 PM

Tomas Jurco (back) will rejoin the Red Wings on Thursday.

Look for Jurco to play on Detroit's fourth line. That likely means that Daniel Cleary will go back to being a healthy scratch. Jurco has two goals and 12 points in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 28 - 3:38 PM

Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) will probably need to have a conditioning stint before he rejoins the Red Wings lineup.

That stint in the minors could happen in the near future. Additionally, if he is sent down, it will probably just be for a game or two. He has a 2.30 GAA and .908 save percentage in just three games this season.
Jan 28 - 2:38 PM

Luke Glendening potted a pair of goals in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Florida.

Both of his markers were set up by former Panthers forward Stephen Weiss. Glendening hadn't found the back of the net since Jan. 6 and now he has nine points in 48 games this campaign.
Jan 28 - 9:18 AM

Daniel Cleary suited up in just his 12th game of the season on Tuesday.

"No one wants to watch when they're healthy," said Cleary. who logged just under eight minutes in the contest. "But we have a good team here and you just have to do your part, and when you're called upon be ready and be professional about it." The Red Wings value his leadership, but he shouldn't be anywhere near your fantasy radar.
Jan 28 - 9:14 AM

Petr Mrazek stopped 37 shots in a 5-4 win over Florida on Tuesday night.

"Pete was OK (early on) but then good in the end," coach Mike Babcock said. "Pete has a way about him. He wins games. Sometimes the goals he gives up, you wonder 'why did that go in' but he wins the game. And in the end, that's what matters, winning games." He has posted five wins in six starts for the Red Wings since Jimmy Howard went down to injury. Tom McCollum was victorious against Buffalo on Jan. 18 after Mrazek was pulled, but that's been his only hiccup since he took over the team's crease.
Jan 28 - 9:06 AM

Stephen Weiss scored a goal and added two assists for the Red Wings in a 5-4 victory over Florida Tuesday night.

Weiss has very quietly been productive in limited action this season, having amassed 17 points in 25 contests. He's worth a look in very deep formats. Luke Glendening notched a pair of goals in the winning effort while Drew Miller and Henrik Zetterberg also found the back of the net.
Jan 28 - 12:50 AM

Petr Mrazek will start against the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

Mrazek comes in with a 9-3-1 record on the year through 15 appearances with 32 goals against. Of his nine starts, he's allowed two or fewer goals six times. Plus one more two-goal 55-minute effort after replacing a pulled Jimmy Howard. Expect good things.
Source: Ansar Khan
Jan 27 - 5:56 PM

Tomas Jurco (back) will not be available on Tuesday.

Jurco hasn't played since Jan. 6, but he's getting close to returning. He has two goals and 10 assists in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 27 - 5:24 PM

Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) could be back on Thursday.

He practiced Monday and it's believed that he's another couple of days from being able to return from a shoulder injury. Gustavsson's last appearance for the Red Wings came on Nov. 5 against the New York Rangers.
Jan 27 - 8:30 AM

Jakub Kindl (elbow) practiced Monday, but he's not expected to play Tuesday.

He may be ready to return soon though, so Thursday's game at Tampa Bay could be a possibility. Kindl has been out of action since Dec. 27 due to an elbow injury.
Jan 27 - 8:27 AM

Johan Franzen (concussion) didn't take part in Monday's practice.

He doesn't have a timetable for his return. Franzen has missed the last seven games with a concussion.
Jan 27 - 8:23 AM

Tomas Jurco (back) might be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against Florida.

He skated at practice on Monday and hasn't played since Jan. 6 due to a back injury.
Jan 27 - 8:19 AM

Jimmy Howard (groin) was on the ice for about 15 minutes before practice on Monday.

"I'm definitely making strides," said Howard, who will make the trip to Florida. "It was nice to get back out there. Basically I just did some skating, but I haven't been on the ice since the injury so I'm just trying to get my feet under me." However, there is no timetable in place for his return and he's still expected to miss about month after getting hurt on Jan. 10 against Washington.
Jan 27 - 8:14 AM

Detroit would like to add a right-handed defenseman prior to the trade deadline.

Coach Mike Babcock confirmed that it's the biggest need of the club, but it "has to be someone of quality." That means they would have a deal something good in return, so players like Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist, Anthony Mantha or Dylan Larkin could be requested by opposing teams.
Jan 26 - 10:40 AM


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