Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Andreas Athanasiou intends to shoot more often.

"I think I pass up a lot of shots," Athanasiou said before Wednesday's 3-2 OT loss to Boston. "It's something I'm thinking about, not passing up some opportunities — in games, if I see a pass, I always want to try to make it. Sometimes you have to shoot the puck, especially when they aren't going in. You want to overshoot it. I just have to keep bringing that speed element and skill set. I know that I can produce opportunities for the team when I am out there." He had two shots on target against the Bruins, but still hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 19 and he has just two assists during that 10-game span. Athanasiou had five markers in his first 11 games.
Dec 14 - 9:05 AM

Tomas Tatar found the back of the net in Wednesday's 3-2 loss in overtime to Boston.

Tatar opened the scoring in the second period with a power-play marker from Niklas Kronwall and Henrik Zetterberg. He has nine goals and 14 points through 31 contests this campaign.
Dec 14 - 8:58 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 32 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins.

The Red Wings were up 2-1 with under two minutes remaining in regulation, but they surrendered the game-tying goal to David Pastrnak. Bruins forward Brad Marchand then added the game-winner just 35 seconds into OT. The loss drops Howard's record to 9-9-6 on the season. The Red Wings netminder has just one victory in his last 10 outings. He'll head into his next start with a 2.91 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage.
Dec 14 - 12:10 AM

Dylan Larkin scored a shorthanded goal in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings forward snapped a 10-game goalless drought in the process. Larkin beat Boston's Tuukka Rask with a backhander on a breakaway with under nine minutes remaining in regulation to give Detroit a 2-1 lead at the time. Unfortunately for the Red Wings, they allowed the Bruins to tie the game late in the third before they eventually lost in overtime. Larkin now has five goals and 24 points in 31 games this season.
Dec 13 - 11:56 PM

Jimmy Howard is expected to get the start in Wednesday's game against the Boston Bruins.

Howard has a 9-9-5 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 13 - 7:58 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Wednesday's game against Boston.

Ouellet has no goals and four assists in 27 games this season. David Booth will also miss the game.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 13 - 7:47 PM

Danny DeKeyser has struggled since he returned to the lineup from an ankle injury.

In 10 games, DeKeyser has no points and a minus-11 rating. "I think it's been taking me a little bit to get going to where I want to be," he said. "I felt good (in Monday's 2-1 overtime loss to Florida), I thought my legs were better, I was moving a bit better on the ice, felt stronger. At the same time, I was out six weeks, so it's going to take a little bit to come back from that." DeKeyser believes his game will turn around soon though because he is feeling better.
Source: MLive.com
Dec 13 - 9:11 AM

Tyler Bertuzzi has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Bertuzzi was a healthy scratch Monday against Florida when Luke Witkowski got back in the lineup from a suspension. Bertuzzi played in one game with the Red Wings during his recall. He has nine points in 12 games in the minors this year.
Dec 12 - 2:41 PM

Jimmy Howard allowed two goals on 29 shots in Monday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.

The Red Wings had a 1-0 in the third period, but they gave up the game-tying goal to Vincent Trocheck and the game-winner to Mike Matheson. Howard has now lost eight of his last nine games. He has a 9-9-5 record with a 2.90 goals-against-average and a .907 save percentage this season. Howard can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:22 PM

Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal in Monday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers.

Zetterberg's tally gave the Red Wings a 1-0 lead at the 18:27 mark of the first period. It was his first goal since Oct. 18 (22 games). The Red Wings captain now has five goals and 17 points in 30 games this season. Zetterberg appears to be drop-able in most standard fantasy leagues.
Dec 11 - 11:11 PM

Xavier Ouellet is a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

He has no goals and four assists in 27 games this season. David Booth and Tyler Bertuzzi will also be scratched in this one.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 11 - 7:35 PM

Jimmy Howard will start Monday night versus Florida.

Howard was pulled in Saturday's 6-1 loss to St. Louis when he surrendered four goals on just 10 shots. He has a 9-9-4 record this season with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage.
Source: MLive.com
Dec 11 - 5:21 PM

Luke Witkowski is eligible to return on Monday night.

Witkowski has finished serving his 10-game suspension after he came back on the ice to get involved in a line brawl with the Calgary Flames back on Nov. 15. He doesn't have a point in eight outings this season.
Dec 11 - 10:20 AM

David Booth was not able to play Saturday because of a groin injury.

Booth's status for Monday night is unclear at this time. He has three goals and one assist in nine games this campaign.
Dec 11 - 10:13 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have been in a steep decline lately.

Detroit suffered a seven-game losing streak that was capped with a 10-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 2. The Red Wings stopped the bleeding with a 5-1 win on Tuesday, but they fell right back with a 6-1 defeat against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. "I’ve been frustrated and mad the way we’ve been playing lately," Henrik Zetterberg said. "But today, you don’t want to lose at home 6-1, but the first two periods we did a lot good things but the puck ended up in our net rather than their net." At this point, the Red Wings are 11-13-5 this season. There is still a chance they can claw their way into the playoffs, but based on what we've seen so far this season, the 2017-18 Red Wings don't look like a postseason caliber team.
Dec 10 - 10:24 AM


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