Player News - Red Wings

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Jonathan Ericsson didn't skate Tuesday because of a hip flexor injury.

He didn't take to the ice on Monday either due to the ailment.
Sep 30 - 5:35 PM

Mitchell Callahan has to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors, so he's getting an extended look at training camp with Detroit.

"Cally's played good, but we've had lots of guys play good," coach Mike Babcock said. "Lots of kids that look like they might be able to play here." Callahan plays a feisty game and he can play at both ends of the ice, so he may not get through the waiver process.
Sep 30 - 5:33 PM

Aaron Rome left Monday's preseason game against Toronto in the first period due to a lower-body injury.

He is attending Detroit's training camp on a tryout basis, so an injury at this ime won't help his chances of earning an NHL deal.
Sep 30 - 10:31 AM

It's highly unlikely that Petr Mrazek will open the season with the Red Wings but he was outstanding in goal for Detroit Monday night, posting a 3-0 shutout over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs in an exhibition game.

Mrazek turned aside all 27 shots he faced from the Leafs. Nick Jensen and Riley Sheahan had power-play goals for Detroit and Tomas Jurco added an empty-net goal. James Reimer made 14 saves in the Leafs' net.
Sep 29 - 11:10 PM

Brendan Smith didn't skate on Monday due to a hip/groin injury.

Smith being described as day-to-day. He had 19 points and 68 penalty minutes in 71 games last season.
Sep 29 - 4:49 PM

Jonathan Ericsson is day-to-day with a groin/hip injury.

Ericsson wasn't on the ice Monday as a result. He's being listed as day-to-day, so it remains to be seen if he's in serious danger of missing the season opener.
Sep 29 - 4:48 PM

Gustav Nyquist will miss Monday's preseason game due to a sore knee.

Nyquist sustained the injury during Saturday's contest. "It's scary when it happens to your knee," he said. "But it feels better today and it's improved and that's a good sign." He might be back Wednesday.
Sep 29 - 4:45 PM

Darren Helm (broken nose) might be able to play on Wednesday.

"I was on the ice today and I was able to work out, do a few things during this time without being on the ice," Helm said on Monday. "I don't think I'll, it's not like I'll get back and be completely out. I'll take a couple days and I'll be back out." In addition to his broken nose, Helm has also be recovering from a groin injury. He had 12 goals and 20 points in 42 games in 2013-14.
Sep 29 - 4:43 PM

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock doesn't think he's entering his last season with Detroit.

"If it is, it is," Babcock added. "I've tried to live my whole life in the present, so what happened yesterday doesn't matter. What we're doing today does matter and we'll get on with it tomorrow. I'll get up every day and try as hard as I can, as I always have." That being said, Babcock is entering the final year of his contract and doesn't want to negotiate during the season. In other words, time's running out to re-sign him before they pass his self-imposed deadline.
Sep 29 - 4:38 PM

Detroit GM Ken Holland doesn't expect Gustav Nyquist to miss much time after he was hurt on a knee-on-knee hit in Saturday's preseason contest versus Boston.

"Dr. Plagens said there was no significant injury," Holland said Sunday afternoon. "I'm assuming he's sore, but Gus hasn't reached out to anybody saying his knee has ballooned up. It looked scary at the time but the initial word is that it looks like a day-to-day, short-term injury." We'll keep you posted on his recovery as the regular season is just around the corner.
Sep 29 - 9:42 AM

According to Detroit General Manager Ken Holland, Daniel Alfredsson (back) has made some progress.

"I saw him (Friday), he said he’s feeling better every day and if he has a good weekend we’ll talk on Monday," said Holland. "He’s done lots on his own. He’s in the process of evaluating himself." If Alfredsson is healthy enough to play, he is expected to sign a 1-year deal with the Red Wings. The 41-year-old registered 18 goals and 49 points in 68 games last season.
Sep 28 - 10:01 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned Marek Tvrdon to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Tvrdon, 21, was selected by Detroit in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL draft. He played in the WHL, ECHL and AHL last season.
Sep 28 - 9:21 AM

Detroit Red Wings’ head coach Mike Babcock said he was impressed with the play of Mitch Callahan in the Wings’ 2-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday night.

"I liked him a lot tonight," said Babcock of Callahan. The 23-year-old was very good at both ends of the ice against the Bruins. Callahan probably won’t start the year with Detroit, but if the Red Wings get into some injury trouble like they did last season, Callahan could get an opportunity with the big club. The former sixth round pick in 2009 registered 26 goals and 44 points in 70 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins in the AHL last season. You can safely ignore him on draft day.
Sep 28 - 9:11 AM

Jake Paterson was among three Red Wings to be assigned to Grand Rapids on Saturday.

Paterson had a 3.41 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in the OHL last year. Other players sent down were forward Marek Tvrdon and goalie Jared Coreau.
Sep 27 - 10:14 PM

Brennan Evans was released by the Red Wings on Saturday night.

The 32-year-old was in camp on a tryout. He had 17 points and 111 penalty minutes in 68 games in the AHL last season.
Sep 27 - 10:06 PM

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