Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Evgeny Svechnikov (neck) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Svechnikov sustained the injury during the Red Wings' training camp. Now that he's healthy he's been reassigned to the minors.
Oct 19 - 5:54 PM

Andreas Athanasiou is still in Switzerland, according to agent Darren Ferris.

Athanasiou, who remains an unsigned restricted free agent, has been skating in Switzerland for more than 10 days. He has no leverage in negotiations and the Red Wings have not budged on their offers during the summer, which are a one-year deal at $1.25 million and two years at $1.9 million per season. Detroit doesn't want to move Athanasiou either, but if he is traded then it won't be for anything less than a blue-chip prospect or a high draft pick.
Oct 19 - 8:53 AM

Jonathan Ericsson scored a goal in a 6-3 loss to Toronto on Wednesday night.

Ericsson's first goal of the season was initially waived off for goaltending interference, but the call was reversed following a coach's challenge. He has collected a goal and an assist in the last four games. Ericsson only found the back of the net once in 58 matches last season.
Oct 19 - 8:46 AM

Tomas Tatar got his first goal of the season Wednesday night in a 6-3 loss to Toronto.

It was the 100th marker of Tatar's NHL career. He has surpassed the 20-goal plateau in each of the last three years. Tatar has three points in seven outings this season.
Oct 19 - 8:40 AM

Henrik Zetterberg found the back of the net in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to Toronto.

Zetterberg has had a productive start to the season with four goals and four assists in seven games. He was Detroit's most consistent scorer last year and the 37-year-old forward is showing no signs of slowing down.
Oct 19 - 8:35 AM

Petr Mrazek allowed two goals on 21 shots in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Mrazek wasn't the starting goaltender in this game. He was called into duty after Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on four shots in the first period. Despite entering the game in relief, Mrazek was still handed the loss in this one. He now owns a 1-2-0 record with a 2.98 goals-against-average and a .900 save percentage this season. He doesn't have any fantasy value right now.
Oct 18 - 10:55 PM

Jimmy Howard was given the hook in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Howard allowed goals on the first two shots he faced. In total, the Wings goalie stopped just one of four shots. He lasted just 15:46 before backup Petr Mrazek entered the game. Despite the ugly outing for Howard, he didn't end up factoring in tonight's decision. He has a 3-1-0 record with a 2.54 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage this season.
Oct 18 - 10:51 PM

Nick Jensen picked up three assists in Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He registered the primary assists on Henrik Zetterberg's first-period goal and Jonathan Ericsson's tally in the second frame. He also helped set up Tomas Tatar's goal in the second period. Jensen finished the game with a plus-2 rating and two hits in 18:05 of ice time. The 27-year-old now has four assists in seven contests this season. He isn't worthy of a pickup in any fantasy league at this time, though.
Oct 18 - 10:44 PM

David Booth is expected to be a healthy scratch in Wednesday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Booth has yet to register a point in the three games he's played so far this season. He made the Red Wings on a professional tryout after not having played since the 2014-15 season, but hasn't reached the seven-minute mark in terms of ice time this year.
Oct 18 - 6:40 PM

Jimmy Howard was the first goaltender off the ice following the morning skate.

That suggests that Howard will get the nod Wednesday night. He's hit the ground running with a 3-1-0 record, 1.97 GAA, and .942 save percentage in four starts.
Oct 18 - 12:59 PM

Danny DeKeyser (lower body) is projected to miss another one-to-two weeks.

DeKeyser sustained a slight sprain to his ankle when he blocked a shot against Dallas on Oct. 10.
Oct 18 - 8:20 AM

Dylan Larkin logged a whopping 24:33 of ice time during Monday's game versus Tampa Bay.

Larkin played 4:07 on the power play and 3:10 on the penalty kill in the contest. "He's become a real complete player," coach Jeff Blashill said Tuesday. "I think the penalty kill can really help a player's development because it forces you to think of playing from the correct side of the puck, and not just cheat for offense. It's one thing to cheat for offense and create points — that doesn't always equate to winning; in fact, lots of times it doesn't. When you play on the penalty kill it forces you to play a complete game." Larkin took a step back during his sophomore season last year, but he is off to a great start in 2017-18 with six points (one goal, five assists) in six games.
Oct 18 - 8:11 AM

Mike Green netted his first goal of the season on Monday in a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay.

Green registered eight assists in the first five games of the 2017-18 campaign. He is off to a strong start offensively and sits second on the team in average ice time per match (22:48).
Oct 17 - 9:54 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 26 shots in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bolts jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Red Wings tied it up in the second period. In the third frame, Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov beat Howard to give the Lightning the lead and the win. Howard's record now falls to 3-1-0 on the season. He'll enter his next start with a 1.97 goals-against-average and a .942 save percentage. He's been good this season, but don't be surprised if those numbers come way down in the near future.
Oct 16 - 10:58 PM

Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Red Wings found themselves down 2-0 heading into the first intermission, but they managed to fight back in the second frame. Abdelkader cut the lead to 2-1 by converting on a penalty shot at the 2:30 mark of the period. He then registered the primary assist on Mike Green's first goal of the season. Unfortunately for the Wings, Nikita Kucherov scored the game-winning goal (his second of the game) in the third period. After picking up just one point in his first four games of the season, Abdelkader has now recorded three points in his last two games. He has two goals and two assists in six games this season.
Oct 16 - 10:29 PM


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