|Assets:||Still has good speed and has always displayed defensive awareness. Can line up on either side of center and displays brief flashes of offensive brilliance. Kills penalties and sacrifices his body for the good of the team.|
|Flaws:||His offense tends to run hot and cold, so he lacks the consistency of a legitimate scoring winger. The physical toll he pays hurts his overall production. Is starting to show telling signs of decline in his overall game.|
|Career Potential:||Versatile veteran winger.|
|NHL||Stanley Cup||2007-08 (Detroit)|
|AHL||Second All-Star Team||1999-00|
|OHL||First All-Star Team||1996-97, 1995-96|
|7/10/2014||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|4/26/2014||Missed the last 22 regular season and first 5 playoff games (sprained knee).|
|3/04/2014||Sprained knee, day-to-day.|
|9/12/2013||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|9/10/2013||Invited to training camp by the Philadelphia Flyers.|
|4/11/2012||Missed the last 2 regular season games (knee injury).|
|4/07/2012||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/21/2012||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|2/16/2012||Knee injury, injured reserve.|
|2/10/2012||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/02/2011||Missed 14 games (broken left ankle).|
|12/27/2010||Broken left ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/04/2010||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|3/24/2010||Missed 2 games (groin).|
|1/07/2010||Missed 12 games (separated shoulder).|
|12/10/2009||Separated shoulder, mid-January.|
|11/28/2008||Missed 8 games (left eye injury).|
|11/11/2008||Left eye injury, day-to-day.|
|3/25/2008||Missed 19 games (broken jaw).|
|3/11/2008||Signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a five-year contract extension.|
|2/09/2008||Broken jaw, early April.|
|3/22/2007||Missed 11 games (knee injury).|
|2/24/2007||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|7/10/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a two-year contract.|
|4/07/2006||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/31/2006||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/27/2006||Missed 2 games (flu).|
|10/04/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|9/14/2005||Invited to training camp by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|9/06/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Mora IK of the Elitserien Hockey League (Sweden).|
|12/27/2003||Missed 6 games (separated shoulder).|
|12/12/2003||Separated shoulder, late December.|
|11/19/2003||Missed 1 game (elbow injury).|
|11/16/2003||Elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|10/25/2003||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|10/25/2003||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/23/2003||Waived by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|7/15/2003||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a multi-year contract.|
|7/01/2003||Contract bought out by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|1/10/2002||Missed 14 games (left knee surgery).|
|12/11/2001||Left knee surgery, mid-January.|
|7/31/2001||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers.|
|10/04/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/15/2003||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|3/20/1999||Edmonton Oilers traded Boris Mironov, Jonas Elofsson and Dean McAmmond to the Chicago Blackhawks for Chad Kilger, Ethan Moreau, Daniel Cleary and Christian Laflamme.|
|6/21/1997||Drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round (13th overall) in 1997.|
Red Wings winger Danny Cleary (knee) appears to have arrived at training camp healthy for the first time in a couple years. | 09/20/2014 10:51 AM
NewsRed Wings winger Danny Cleary (knee) appears to have arrived at training camp healthy for the first time in a couple years.
ImpactCleary has the ability to be a 20-20 guy if he can stay on the ice. It's encouraging that he was reported to be playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen for the first practice, but nothing is guaranteed.
Daniel Cleary aims to prove doubters wrong | 07/17/2014 9:59 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary wants to prove those that question his contract wrong.
ImpactCleary agreed to a one-year deal worth at least $1.5 million and up to an additional $1 million in bonuses. That's significant given how much he's declined in recent years. His 2013-14 campaign was another low for him as he had just eight points in 52 games. "You want to prove people wrong," said Cleary. "My main objective is get healthy and play the way I know I can. Last year was a tough year." He might do a bit better this season if he can stay healthy, but we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues.
Daniel Cleary hopes to bounce back in 14-15 | 07/11/2014 9:50 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary is hoping to bounce back in 2014-15.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings after recording just eight points in 52 games last season. "My program has been one of loyalty, and there's good things and bad things that go with that," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said on re-signing Cleary despite his struggles. "Way more good, in my opinion. I reached out to a lot of people before signing Dan, and he's very popular in our organization and with our on-ice leaders." Perhaps Holland will be rewarded for taking a chance on Cleary, but we doubt it. We think Cleary's days as a reliable secondary scorer are over.
Wings sign Daniel Cleary to one-year contract | 07/10/2014 4:44 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
Darren Dreger on Twitter
ImpactCleary will earn $1.5 million in base salary, but he can make an extra $1 million in bonuses. He had four goals and eight points in 52 games in 2013-14.
Red Wings, Cleary in contract talks | 06/17/2014 9:11 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings are talking with Daniel Cleary about a contract extension.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary had just eight points in 51 games in 2013-14, so he probably won't get much out of the Red Wings. In fact, it's believed that Detroit might only offer him a two-way deal.
Daniel Cleary (knee) may be done for the year | 03/18/2014 9:28 AM
NewsThere's a chance that Daniel Cleary (knee) could be done for the season.
ImpactHe hasn't played since Jan. 28, but several of those absences were the result of him being a healthy scratch.
Daniel Cleary sustains a knee injury | 03/04/2014 1:52 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary has suffered a knee injury.
ImpactDetroit expects Clear to miss at least three games as a result. He has eight points and 31 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.
Cleary scratched four games in a row | 02/08/2014 10:51 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary, who has been a healthy scratch for four conseuctive games, will likely sit out a fifth Saturday against Tampa.
ImpactThe veteran winger is having a tough time cracking the Wings' lineup with the emergence of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Riley Sheahan. Needless to say, Cleary no longer has any fantasy value.
Daniel Cleary will be scratched Friday | 01/31/2014 5:49 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary will be a healthy scratch on Friday.
ImpactDetroit adjusted their lineups because Henrik Zetterberg (back) is ready to return. Cleary has four goals and eight points in 52 games in 2013-14.
Puck knocked out 10 of Daniel Cleary's teeth | 12/31/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary will visit with a dentist Tuesday morning before Detroit's outdoor practice in Ann Arbor.
ImpactHe was struck in the mouth by a puck in the first period of Saturday's game in Florida and lost 10 teeth. "My lower seven (teeth) and three in front, all gone," Cleary said. "It stinks. It was like candy in your mouth and your spitting (it out). Kind of gross to talk about. What are you going to do?" He played through some pain in that contest and was in the lineup again on Monday.
Daniel Cleary scores garbage time goal | 12/18/2013 9:23 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored with just 1:58 remaining in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
ImpactHe also picked up four minutes in penalties. Cleary has three goals and three assists in 35 games this campaign.
Daniel Cleary pots lone goal in Wings' loss | 12/07/2013 10:06 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored the lone goal for Detroit in its 2-1 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.
ImpactA pretty discouraging performance from the Red Wings at home against a team as punchless as the Panthers. It's pretty alarming that Detroit couldnt't muster up more offense in this one. Cleary's goal was his second of the season. Justin Abdelkader and Cory Emmerton dished out the helpers.
Cleary will return from scratching on Friday | 11/15/2013 8:52 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary will draw back into Detroit's lineup on Friday night versus Washington.
ImpactHe was a healthy scratch on Tuesday and has three points in 18 games this year. Tomas Tatar will take his place in the press box as a healthy scratch.
Detroit will scratch Daniel Cleary on Tuesday | 11/12/2013 1:06 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary will spend Tuesday's game in the press box.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
Impact"For a guy of (Cleary's) hockey sense and his ability he's got to be a factor every night and I don't see that," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. Cleary is a solid complimentary player with Detroit, but he isn't worth owning in standard leagues.
Daniel Cleary could be scratched Tuesday | 11/12/2013 9:08 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary might be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.
ImpactHe skated with extras Jordin Tootoo and Patrick Eaves during Monday's practice. Johan Franzen also said he's ready to return, so someone will have to go out. Cleary has generated just one goal and two assists in 18 games.
Daniel Cleary gets credit for GWG Monday | 10/14/2013 4:01 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary potted the game-winning goal in Detroit's 3-2 triumph over Boston Monday afternoon.
ImpactHe put the Wings up by a score of 3-1 with his first goal of the season during the second period. Cleary's marker came shortly after Stephen Weiss scored his second of the year. Henrik Zetterberg's fifth tally opened the scoring in the first frame.
Wings leave much to be desired vs Bruins | 10/06/2013 9:40 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary summed up Detroit's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins with the statement: "It didn't look like us."
Detroit Free Press
ImpactDetroit is projected to battle with the Boston Bruins for the Atlantic Division title, but you wouldn't have known that based on Saturday's contest. In Detroit's defense, it was their third game in four nights. They'll get a rest now before playing the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.
Cleary switches numbers after re-signing | 09/15/2013 9:01 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary won't be wearing No. 11 this season.
ImpactWhile Cleary was an unrestricted free agent, Daniel Alfredsson had been given the number. Although Alfredsson was willing to change, the NHL has already begun marketing Winter Classic items under the assumption that Alfredsson would have that number. So instead Cleary will switch to 71 for the 2013-14 campaign.
Coach wants Cleary to see action on top line | 09/14/2013 10:29 AM
NewsCoach Mike Babcock wants Daniel Cleary to see some time on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg during training camp.
ImpactCleary re-signed with the Red Wings a couple of days ago and thus far Justin Abdelkader has seen action with Datsyuk and Zetterberg. If Cleary does get first line minutes, it won't translate to the first power play but it should help Cleary enough to get 20 goals and 40-45 points this season.
Flyers GM happy for Daniel Cleary | 09/12/2013 2:36 PM
NewsPhiladelphia GM Paul Holgrem doesn't resent Daniel Cleary for deciding to stay with the Detroit Red Wings.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News
Impact"We had a couple conversations leading up to camp, and I knew that's where he wanted to be," Holmgren said. "He spent eight years there and he was hoping to continue his ride with the Red Wings. Good for him. He's a loyal guy, a character guy. He obviously has deep roots with the Red Wings. I actually think more highly of him now than I did a couple days ago." Cleary had accepted an invitation to join the Flyers in camp on a tryout contract, but after talking with Detroit's brass on Wednesday he agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Wings.
Wings, Daniel Cleary agree to 1-year deal | 09/12/2013 11:36 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.75 million to stay with the Detroit Red Wings.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactThe deal he received to join Philadelphia was $8.25 million over the next three years, so he took less to remain in Detroit. Cleary frequently said that he wanted to re-sign with Detroit and he got his wish even though he was very close to becoming a member of the Flyers.
Daniel Cleary says he's back with Red Wings | 09/12/2013 11:16 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary's saga has taken another turn and it looks like he's back with the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactHe said in a text Thursday morning that he is arriving in Traverse City this evening and signing with the Red Wings. Cleary met with GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock on Wednesday to work out a contract. "He wants to be a Red Wing, he loves the Red Wings, he loves being a Red Wing," Holland said. "He knows his role. He's made a home in Detroit. He knows his teammates. He's been here since 2005. You talk to him. He likes being a Red Wing." It appeared as though Cleary had agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, but he wasn't at their camp when it opened Thursday morning after he said he would attend on a professional tryout.
Report: D. Cleary in contact with Red Wings | 09/11/2013 4:58 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary has reportedly had discussions with the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday.
Aaron Ward on Twitter
ImpactCleary is also allegedly no longer expected to attend the Philadelphia Flyers' training camp due to a "complication." The idea seemed to be that Cleary would attend Philadelphia's camp on a professional tryout offer and then, once the Flyers had put themselves in a better cap situation at the end of the month, Cleary would sign a three-year/$8.25 million deal. For his part, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren both denied that Cleary has been guaranteed a contract and that Cleary won't attend their training camp, which opens Thursday.
Report: Cleary won't report to Flyers' camp | 09/11/2013 4:31 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary will reportedly not attend the Philadelphia Flyers' training camp on Thursday due to a "complication."
ImpactCleary and the Flyers reportedly agreed to a three-year/$8.25 million deal that, because of Philadelphia's cap situation, isn't expected to become official until the end of the month. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren denied those reports, but did confirm that Cleary would attend their training camp on a tryout basis. Now, Holmgren is also attempting to shoot down the reports that Cleary will not attend their camp.
Flyers reported Cleary bid dwarfs Wings' | 09/10/2013 3:24 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings offered Daniel Cleary significantly less in July than the three-year/$8.25 million deal that he will reportedly sign with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary's contract with Philadelphia isn't official and that isn't expected to change until the end of the month. Either way, Detroit offered Cleary a little under $2 million annually for a three-year deal and an alternative that would have paid him a little more per season, but with a shorter term. Both proposals were made in July, before Detroit signed Daniel Alfredsson and Stephen Weiss. They were still willing invite Cleary to their training camp on a tryout basis, but he turned them down. "I'm a big Dan Cleary fan," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "I think he really grew into a real solid NHL player in Detroit. He was a good leader. We tried to re-sign him."
Holmgren denies Cleary signing, on PTO | 09/10/2013 12:39 PM
NewsPhiladelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren denied reports that Daniel Cleary has been guaranteed a three-year/$8.25 million contract.
Sam Carchidi on Twitter
ImpactThat's not terribly surprising given that the contract isn't expected to be official until the end of September. For now Cleary will attend Philadelphia's training camp on a tryout basis.
Flyers sign Daniel Cleary to three-year deal | 09/10/2013 1:07 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary has signed a three-year/$8.25 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactCleary's deal will be official at the end of September and it will come with a no-movement clause. This deal is a curious one for the Flyers given that their third and fourth lines already looked solid and they were already up against the cap. With Cleary signed, the Flyers are expected to shop one of the nine defensemen, not including Chris Pronger, they have signed to one-way contracts. Cleary doesn't have much offensive value to begin with and this move doesn't do him any favors from a fantasy perspective. He isn't likely to get much playing time on a scoring line or with the man advantage.
Daniel Cleary still mulling over decision | 09/09/2013 1:55 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary wants to make up his mind where he intends to play this season.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"It's not an easy decision to make," Cleary said after skating at Joe Louis Arena on Monday. "But I've got to come up with something today, figure out what I'm going to do. Got some options." He isn't interested in attending Detroit's camp on a tryout basis unless he gets a guarantee that he'll get a contract. Cleary says he has "options with guaranteed contracts from other teams," but he would like to stay with the Wings.
Daniel Cleary to make decision on Sunday | 09/08/2013 7:19 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary will make his decision on Sunday as to where he will be playing during the 2013-14 season.
ImpactCleary's first choice is with the Red Wings but the two sides have been unable to come to an agreement as Cleary remains an unrestricted free agent. Three other teams are said to be interested in Cleary's services. Cleary had only nine goals and 15 points during the regular season but was strong in the playoffs with 10 points in 14 games. Look for a 20 goal, 40-45 point season from Cleary and draft him accordingly.
Daniel Cleary wants to stay with Detroit | 09/06/2013 3:27 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary has offers from multiple teams.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary's preference is still to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings, but that might be difficult given the logjam they already have. That being said, the Wings might attempt to move some contracts to make room for Cleary. "I've got a great deal right now that I could take," Cleary said. "But I don't know. It's hard."
UFA Daniel Cleary skates with Red Wings | 09/06/2013 10:07 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary took part in a conditioning skate with his old Red Wings teammates.
ImpactCleary is an unrestricted free agent and there doesn't seem to be a spot for him with Detroit. He's a solid bottom-six forward so it wouldn't be surprising if an NHL team asks him to attend their training camp on a tryout basis and that ends up leading to a one-year deal.
Winger Daniel Clearly could be ex-Wing soon | 08/11/2013 10:06 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have had interest in re-signing veteran left winger Daniel Cleary, who is an unrestricted free agent, but the team is having a difficult time finding salary-cap room for him.
ImpactDon't expect Cleary to wait much further on the Wings. If there's a legitimate offer coming his way soon, he'll likely grab it, as the Wings attempt to whittle down their roster.
Cap issues could hinder Cleary signing | 07/08/2013 9:42 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings still might sign Daniel Cleary, but they need to address some cap issues first.
ImpactDetroit is up against the cap ceiling and still have restricted free agents Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith, and Joakim Andersson to sign. Their decision to use only one of their two compliance buyouts might haunt them as now they need to see if they can unload a contract on the trade market.
There's a good chance Cleary will re-sign | 07/06/2013 4:30 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary is likely to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary's new contract will probably be in $2.5 million to $2.75 million range annually for three years. He had 15 points and 40 penalty minutes in 48 games last season.
Wings still talking with Daniel Cleary | 07/06/2013 10:00 AM
NewsThe Wings are still engaged in conversations with Daniel Cleary about returning.
ImpactThe 34-year-old winger recorded 15 points last season, one in which he made $3 million.
Daniel Cleary gets contract offer from Wings | 07/04/2013 7:36 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have given Daniel Cleary a contract offer, two days before he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.
ImpactCleary still wants to see what is available to him on the free agent market so do not expect him to re-sign with the Red Wings before the start of free agency. Cleary is a solid second or third line winger and starred in the post-season with four goals and 10 points before the Wings were eliminated in the second round. Stay tuned.
Wings GM will meet with Cleary's reps Tuesday | 07/02/2013 10:11 AM
NewsDetroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland will meet with the representatives for pending UFA Daniel Cleary on Tuesday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary is one of three free agents for Detroit. Holland continues to have discussions with the reps for Damien Brunner, while Valtteri Filppula appears poised to test the free-agent market. Free agents can begin talking to other teams around the league Wednesday, but they can't officially sign until Friday.
Daniel Cleary could become UFA | 06/16/2013 7:23 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary could become an unrestricted free agent on July 5.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactWhile the Red Wings would like to re-sign Cleary and Cleary clearly wants to return to Detroit, he could decide to see what is available to him as an unrestricted free agent. Cleary had only nine goals and 15 points during the regular season but was outstanding in the playoffs with four goals and 10 points, second on the team to Henrik Zetterberg who had 12 points. Stay tuned.
Wings begin talks with Cleary, Miller | 06/12/2013 9:45 AM
NewsThe Red Wings have begun preliminary talks to re-sign Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller this offseason.
ImpactAccording to MLive's Ansar Khan, Detroit "will make room" for both hard-working forwards. Cleary, who had nine goals and 15 points in the regular season and four goals and 10 points in the playoffs, made $3 million this year. Miller earned $850,000, and he recorded eight points on the season.
Cleary skated with shoulder, finger injuries | 05/30/2013 6:39 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary suffered a second-degree separated left shoulder and a fractured left finger in Game 5 against Anaheim when he was nailed into the boards by Daniel Winnik.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactWhile it's not uncommon for players to play hurt during the playoffs, those are pretty substantial ailments and he had them fairly early. Although it isn't that surprising considering Cleary has made a name for himself as a player who can play through plenty of pain over the course of his career. He was great in the postseason with 10 points and 25 hits in 14 games.
Daniel Cleary excelled in 2013 playoffs | 05/30/2013 10:27 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary had an assist in Detroit's 2-1 overtime loss on Wednesday.
ImpactCleary didn't live up to expectations in the regular season, but he was great in the playoffs with four goals and 10 points in 14 contests. Cleary is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his five-year/$14 million contract. That being said, it wouldn't be surprising if Detroit managed to retain his services.
Red Wings need more discipline: Daniel Cleary | 05/26/2013 11:11 AM
NewsThe Red Wings were completely outplayed in their 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks in Chicago Saturday night and veteran forward Daniel Cleary thinks his team will require a more disciplined approach to prevent the Hawks from coming back and taking this Western playoff series.
ImpactThe Wings were ahead 3-1 in the best-of-seven set and, after Saturday, remain ahead 3-2. "We gift-wrapped a couple goals," said Daniel Cleary, who scored the Wings' lone goal. "We gotta be more disciplined. Look, they played better than us, played harder, played more determined. It's hard to match that when their backs are against the wall. We have to be ready to go Monday night as if our backs are against the wall, which I like to think they are. As a young team, we just have to tell them to play loose, not tentative or scared," Cleary said. "You can't be afraid of success. You gotta go out and take it. The Blackhawks flat-out just wanted to win more than us, and we have to have the same mentality."
Cleary scores, but Detroit drops Game 5 | 05/25/2013 11:11 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored a goal in Detroit's 4-1 loss Saturday night.
ImpactHenrik Zetterberg assisted on Detroit's lone goal. Valtteri Filppula had a team-worst minus-two rating, dropping him to minus-three in the playoffs. Damien Brunner and Zetterberg tied for a team-high four shots on goal. Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson each recorded three blocked shots for the Red Wings. Justin Abdelkader was credited with five hits, giving him 47 in the postseason.
Daniel Cleary picks up fourth assist | 05/19/2013 7:21 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary had one assist on Saturday.
ImpactCleary is having a good offensive playoff with two goals and four assists in nine games. Kudos if you picked him late in your playoff pool.
Daniel Cleary: We got a chance vs Chicago | 05/15/2013 9:01 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary knows the Red Wings are the underdogs against the Chicago Blackhawks, but the odds aren't overwhelming.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"We think we have a good team," Cleary said. "I know people are probably saying that the gap is pretty wide between us and Chicago, but if you think like that, you don't really have a chance. We feel that the gap is not like that. They're the (No.) 1 seed. They've got the pressure." The Blackhawks biggest edge over the Red Wings lies in their depth. If Detroit is going to win this series, it will probably be because guys like Cleary stepped up.
Daniel Cleary shakes off hard hit | 05/09/2013 3:16 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary managed to return in Game 5 after he was slammed into the boards by Anaheim forward Daniel Winnik late in the second period.
Detroit Free Press
Impact"I'm sore," Cleary said after the game. "My whole left side was sore - shoulder, hand, ribs, neck, head." However, he added that he expects to play Friday when the Wings face elimination from the playoffs in Game 6. Cleary has a goal and two assists in five games in the series.
Cleary scores only goal in Detroit 3-1 loss | 05/01/2013 1:18 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored Detroit's only goal on Tuesday night in a 3-1 Game 1 loss to Anaheim.
ImpactCleary's goal came on the powerplay after a point shot from Jakub Kindl deflected off his body past Jonas Hiller. The 34-year-old winger had a quiet regular season for the Red Wings, but he will be relied upon for secondary scoring and some veteran leadership if Detroit wants to slow down the Ducks. In general, the Wings struggled to generate consistent offense in the loss.
Daniel Cleary nets PP goal in Red Wings' loss | 04/05/2013 12:58 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored his ninth goal of the season on a Detroit power play in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss in Phoenix Thursday night.
ImpactThe only other Detroit goal against Coyotes goalie Chad Johnson also came on a power play. Valtteri Filppula was the scorer. It was his seventh goal of the season.
Red Wings improving as season progresses | 03/27/2013 8:59 AM
NewsDetroit seems to be getting better as the season goes on.
ImpactThe Red Wings looked shaky at first without veterans Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom, and Brad Stuart, but they seem to have improved as the season's gone on. They've won five of their last six contests with all of those victories being on the road. "As the season goes you're getting more games under your belt and experience," said forward Daniel Cleary. "Guys are more comfortable, and that leads to us not panicking or any frustration on the bench, not letting a bad play or goal get us down." Detroit is now in a good position to keep their playoff streak alive.
Daniel Cleary tallies in win over Ducks | 03/24/2013 11:31 PM
NewsDaniel Cleary scored a goal for Detroit in a 2-1 road win over Anaheim on Sunday night.
ImpactThe Red Wings' top two lines were held off the scoresheet as Cleary and Drew Miller were the team's only goal scorers in the contest. The power play marker for Cleary was his seventh tally of the campaign.
Clear, Datsyuk can't get Wings past Predators | 02/20/2013 12:13 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary notched a goal and an assist in Detroit's 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville on Tuesday night.
ImpactHis two-point outburst ended a five-game pointless drought. Points have been hard to come by for Cleary this year, as he has scored just two goals and one assist in 16 games. Pavel Datsyuk also had a goal and a helper in the match.
Daniel Cleary ends his scoring slump | 02/08/2013 11:11 AM
NewsDaniel Cleary ended his nine game pointless slump on Thursday.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactCleary scored his first goal of the season at 5:14 of the first period. He broke out in 2010-11 with 26 goals and 46 points in 68, but you're better off forgetting that. The 34-year-old forward is a marginal option in standard fantasy leagues at very best.
Cleary and other NHLers ramp up workouts | 01/05/2013 12:58 PM
NewsMany NHL players are ramping up their workouts with the hope that a 48-game schedule will start on January 19th.
ImpactDaniel Cleary and a number of Detroit players will intensify their workouts this week and will play in five-on-five games with some Phoenix players. "Our goal is to get a good week of five-on-five games, with maybe a referee, focusing on the little things: stopping and starting, the attention to detail, the defensive side of the game, a little bit. And, if things go well, it'll make sure you're ready", said Cleary. Many NHL players have either started or will start the same process, including the Penguins under the leadership of Sidney Crosby. Let's hope these scrimmages are not in vain.
Cleary understands that time is running out | 01/03/2013 10:45 AM
NewsAs the CBA negotiations drag on, Daniel Cleary knows that time is running out.
Impact"There's a window of opportunity here that we all know is getting smaller and smaller," Cleary said. "The bottom line is they're talking and that's all we can hope for as a fan or a player, they're talking." The talks are expected to resume on Thursday with mediators present. It's believed that the two sides have roughly a week left to save the NHL season before we pass the point of no return.
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|10/31/2014||Det||LA||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/29/2014||Det||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/25/2014||Det||Phi||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/23/2014||Det||Pit||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/21/2014||Det||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/18/2014||Det||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/17/2014||Det||Tor||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/15/2014||Det||Bos||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/11/2014||Det||Ana||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/09/2014||Det||Bos||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||at NYR||Nov 5||1|
|Assists||1||at CBJ||Nov 18||1|
|Points||1||2 times-last:at CBJ||last:Nov 18||1|
|Penalty Minutes||0||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 22||7|
|Plus/Minus||1||at CBJ||Nov 18||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 22||0|
|Power Play Points||0||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 22||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 22||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||6 times-last:at Tor||last:Nov 22||1|
|Shots||4||at Wpg||Nov 20||4|
|Penalty Minutes||51||2001-02 (Edm)|
|Power Play Goals||6||2006-07 (Det)|
|Shorthanded Goals||3||2003-04 (Phx)|
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