Player News - Red Wings

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Jimmy Howard (groin) played for the first time since being activated off injured reserve.

He didn't get the start against Columbus on Friday, but he entered the game in the second period after Petr Mrazek was yanked from the contest. Howard stopped all seven shots on he faced in the game. "I felt good," said Howard. "I was excited to be out there again and just trying to knock off some result." It'll be interesting to see which one of these two goalies will take hold of the Wings' starting job.
Dec 10 - 11:36 AM

Petr Mrazek was pulled after allowing three goals on 17 shots in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Mrazek was given the hook at the 13:30 mark of the second period with his team trailing 3-1. This was Mrazek's first regulation loss since Nov. 15. He has an 8-6-3 record with a 2.92 goals-against-average and a .905 save percentage. Jimmy Howard came into the game in relief of Mrazek and stopped all seven shots he faced in tonight's game.
Dec 9 - 11:58 PM

Dylan Larkin found the back of the net in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Larkin's power play goal at the 4:46 mark of the second period tied the game at one. Unfortunately for the Red Wings, they were unable to muster any more offense tonight. Larkin has nine goals and two assists in 28 games this season.
Dec 9 - 11:46 PM

Jonathan Ericsson has been sidelined with a back injury, and will not play Friday night against Columbus.

It's not yet known how serious the ailment is, so he's considered day-to-day for now. Through 27 games the veteran defender has five points with 39 hits and 43 PIMs.
Dec 9 - 7:13 PM

Drew Miller and Ryan Sproul will be scratched against the Blue Jackets on Friday.

Sproul leads the pair with five points, and Miller leads with 30 hits. Unfortunately, that's about the extent of the production level from these three.
Dec 9 - 7:09 PM

Alexey Marchenko (shoulder) will be back on Friday.

It initially looked like Marchenko would probably return on Sunday, but it seems he's ready now. He has six assists in 19 games this season.
Dec 9 - 2:19 PM

Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes on Friday.

Mrazek is going for his third straight win. He has a 8-5-3 record, 2.84 GAA, and .908 save percentage in 17 contests this season.
Dec 9 - 2:14 PM

Alexey Marchenko (shoulder) is thought to be more likely to return Sunday than Friday.

"If it was the playoffs, I would play," Marchenko said after practicing Thursday. He is being called a game-time decision for Friday, but it wouldn't be surprising if he sat for another game.
Dec 9 - 8:13 AM

Andreas Athanasiou is slated to be eased back into the lineup on Friday in his return from a knee injury.

That could mean that he is projected for fourth-line duty, so Drew Miller or Steve Ott could be scratched against Columbus. Athanasiou has been absent for the last four weeks because of a sprained knee.
Dec 9 - 8:05 AM

Andreas Athanasiou (knee) has been activated from the injured reserve list.

Athanasiou has four goals and five points in 13 games this season. He last played on Nov. 10 and should be back on Friday.
Dec 8 - 3:10 PM

Alexey Marchenko (shoulder) will be a game-time decision on Friday.

Marchenko is expected to be available on Sunday even if he ends up missing Friday's contest. He last played on Nov. 20.
Dec 8 - 12:42 PM

Brian Lashoff is staying with the Red Wings for now.

He has played in the last two games instead of Ryan Sproul. Lashoff appeared in just 11 games with Detroit last season after he played in 75 contests in 2013-14.
Dec 8 - 8:04 AM

Andreas Athanasiou (knee) may be ready to take part in a full practice Thursday.

If he can do that then a return during Detroit's upcoming homestand is a possibility. Athanasiou has been sidelined since Nov. 10 because of a sprained knee.
Dec 8 - 8:00 AM

Frans Nielsen has accounted for seven points in the past seven games.

That includes a three-point performance against New Jersey back on Nov. 25, as it appears as though Nielsen is getting more comfortable with his new team. He has recorded six goals and 15 points in 27 games.
Dec 8 - 7:56 AM

Tomas Nosek has been demoted to the minors.

He hasn't played any games with the Red Wings this season after he appeared in six matches with the big club last year. Nosek had been serving as a healthy scratch lately, so he will get some playing time in the AHL.
Dec 7 - 11:46 AM


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