Player News - Red Wings

Date: Team: Pos:

Detroit has removed Darren Helm (shoulder) from the long-term injured reserve list.

The Red Wings took that step because Helm is expected to return on Friday. He'll likely play on a line with Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader.
Jan 20 - 1:22 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) won't be back Friday night.

It will be Kronwall's eighth straight game on the sidelines. The silver lining is that Kronwall is probable for Sunday's contest.
Jan 20 - 12:58 PM

Petr Mrazek will play between the pipes on Friday.

Mrazek is making his second straight start after Wednesday's 6-5 shootout victory. He has a 3.14 GAA and .894 save percentage in 26 contests this season.
Jan 20 - 12:40 PM

It looks like Luke Glendening will be playing through a bit of an illness on Friday.

Glendening does still expect to play though, so just keep in mind that he might be less than 100%. He has a goal and 11 points in 45 contests this season.
Jan 20 - 12:09 PM

Darren Helm (shoulder) will be back in the Red Wings' lineup on Friday.

Helm is coming back after an absence of roughly two months. He'll probably play on the fourth line with Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader.
Jan 20 - 12:02 PM

Niklas Kronwall (groin) may return on Friday.

If he isn't back against Buffalo then he could play Sunday against the New York Rangers. Kronwall has been out of action since the Jan. 4 game because of a groin injury.
Jan 20 - 8:19 AM

Darren Helm's status for Friday is slated to be determined after the pregame skate.

He is likely to return from a dislocated shoulder on Friday versus Buffalo. Helm has missed the last 28 games.
Jan 20 - 8:16 AM

Gustav Nyquist has heated up since moving to a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Anthony Mantha.

He has produced three goals and three assists in the past four games. It's been a disappointing season for Nyquist, who has seven markers and 24 points in 45 games, but his recent hot streak is encouraging. He could be in store for a much better second half.
Jan 20 - 8:08 AM

Darren Helm (shoulder) might be back on Friday.

If Helm does play then it will be his first game since Nov. 15. Steve Ott (shoulder) was placed on the injured reserve list, so there's a spot open to activate Helm.
Jan 19 - 2:53 PM

Steve Ott has been placed on the injured reserve list due to a shoulder problem.

Ott hurt his shoulder all the way back on Jan. 1, but he played through it. Putting Ott on the IR list opens a spot for Darren Helm (shoulder), who might be ready to return on Friday.
Jan 19 - 2:52 PM

Jimmy Howard (MCL sprain) has been moved to the long-term injury reserve list.

Howard last played on Dec. 20. He posted a 1.96 GAA and .934 save percentage in 17 games, so you can't help but wonder what this season might have been like for him if it wasn't plagued by injuries. It might have been different for the Red Wings too as they've endured goaltending issues that are threatening to keep them out of the playoffs.
Jan 19 - 2:49 PM

Brendan Smith (knee) took part in Thursday's practice.

It was the first time Smith practiced with the Wings since Jan. 4. Based on an early projection, he's probably still at least a week away from returning, but there's always a chance he'll be back sooner.
Jan 19 - 1:49 PM

Andreas Athanasiou has scored five goals in the last seven games.

He scored on his only shot on goal in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over Boston. Athanasiou has amassed eight points during his recent hot streak. The 22-year-old speedster has been playing well with Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen.
Jan 19 - 8:28 AM

Dylan Larkin produced a goal and an assist in Wednesday's comeback win over Boston.

Detroit was behind 4-1 after the first period, but rallied for a 6-5 shootout win. Larkin's 12th goal of the season snapped a seven-game goalless slump and got the Red Wings on the board. In the third, he set up Gustav Nyquist for the tying tally and earned his first multi-point effort since Oct. 25.
Jan 19 - 8:22 AM

Petr Mrazek allowed two goals on 25 shots in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.

Mrazek entered the game nine minutes in after starter Jared Coreau allowed three goals on Boston's first eight shots. The Wings were down 4-1 after the first period and 5-4 heading into the third, but they battled back to tie the game in both instances before Frans Nielsen scored the game-winner in the shootout. Mrazek has a 10-11-4 record with a 3.15 goals-against-average and a .894 save percentage in 2016-17.
Jan 18 - 11:20 PM


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