|Assets:||Owns solid penalty-killing qualities. Is an excellent skater and forechecker. Anticipates plays well at both ends of the ice, and displays some all-around acumen. Can play either wing position.|
|Flaws:||Is somewhat prone to serious injury. Isn't a natural goal-scorer. Lacks the ideal size and strength to thrive at the National Hockey League level. Could use more fine-tuning in all aspects of the game.|
|Career Potential:||Solid defensive but somewhat fragile winger.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2006-07|
|HE||Player of the Year||2004-05|
|HE||"Three Stars" Award||2004-05 (shared with Ryan Shannon)|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2004-05|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||2003-04|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars to a one-year contract.|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 12 regular season games (lower body injury).|
|3/21/2014||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|3/05/2014||Acquired from the Detroit Red Wings.|
|12/13/2013||Recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|11/15/2013||Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL).|
|11/14/2013||Placed on waivers by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|10/26/2013||Missed 11 games (sprained mcl).|
|9/30/2013||Sprained MCL, injured reserve.|
|3/22/2013||Missed 1 game (jaw injury).|
|3/20/2013||Jaw injury, day-to-day.|
|1/21/2013||Missed 1 game (post concussion).|
|1/19/2013||Post concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|4/20/2012||Missed 60 regular season and 5 playoff games (jaw injury).|
|12/02/2011||Jaw injury, injured reserve.|
|11/30/2011||Jaw injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/11/2011||Missed 3 games (back injury).|
|11/03/2011||Back injury, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2011||Re-signed by the Detroit Red Wings to a three-year contract.|
|3/17/2011||Missed 10 games (groin).|
|1/07/2011||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|12/31/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/07/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Detroit Red Wings to a one-year contract.|
|5/08/2010||Missed 3 playoff games (right elbow injury).|
|5/02/2010||Right elbow injury, day-to-day.|
|3/26/2010||Missed 3 games (head injury).|
|3/20/2010||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|3/01/2010||Missed 3 games (sprained ankle).|
|2/09/2010||Sprained ankle, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/02/2010||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/05/2009||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|12/02/2009||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|11/11/2009||Missed 1 game (bruised left foot).|
|11/07/2009||Bruised left foot, day-to-day.|
|8/04/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/24/2009||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|7/24/2009||Placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins.|
|4/07/2009||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|4/04/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/06/2009||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/03/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/28/2008||Missed 2 games (upper body injury).|
|11/24/2008||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/16/2008||Missed 4 games (undisclosed).|
|6/04/2008||Re-signed by the Carolina Hurricanes to a three-year contract.|
|4/05/2008||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season (shoulder surgery).|
|3/28/2008||Shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/26/2008||Missed 13 games (shoulder injury).|
|2/11/2008||Acquired from the Ottawa Senators.|
|1/29/2008||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/15/2008||Missed 24 games (separated shoulder).|
|11/22/2007||Separated shoulder, sidelined indefinitely.|
|5/19/2007||Missed Game 4 and 5 of Round One against the Pittsburgh Penguins, all 5 games of Round Two against the New Jersey Devils and Game 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Conference Finals against the Buffalo Sabres (head injury).|
|4/16/2007||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|4/15/2007||Head injury, left Sunday's game.|
|4/07/2007||Missed 4 games (groin).|
|4/13/2006||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|4/11/2006||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|1/02/2006||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|12/11/2005||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/28/2005||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/24/2005||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/25/2005||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/20/2005||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/17/2005||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/11/2005||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/30/2005||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|8/22/2005||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|7/01/2014||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Stars.|
|3/05/2014||Nashville Predators traded David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and a conditional 3rd round selection in 2014.|
|8/04/2009||Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Red Wings.|
|7/24/2009||Boston Bruins traded Aaron Ward to the Carolina Hurricanes for Patrick Eaves and a fourth-round pick in 2010.|
|2/11/2008||Caroline Hurricanes traded Corey Stillman and Mike Commodore to the Ottawa Senators for Joe Corvo and Patrick Eaves.|
|6/21/2003||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round (29th overall) in 2003.|
Dallas signs Patrick Eaves to a one-year deal | 07/01/2014 5:05 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
Dan Rosen on Twitter
ImpactEaves had two goals and five points in 30 games with Detroit and Nashville in 2013-14. He's a decent bottom-six forward that will compliment a promising Stars team.
Predators won't sign Eaves to a new deal | 06/17/2014 2:49 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators won't ink Patrick Eaves to a contract extension.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactNashville got Eaves from Detroit as part of the David Legwand trade. Eaves, 30, had two goals and five points in 30 contests in 2013-14.
Patrick Eaves day-to-day with LBI | 03/23/2014 7:52 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
The Nashville Tennessean
ImpactHe has played in five games with the Predators since being acquired from Detroit as part of the David Legwand trade. Eaves has been out of the lineup since Mar. 19.
Patrick Eaves sees limited TOI in Preds debut | 03/07/2014 10:28 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves received 6:59 of ice time in his Nashville debut Thursday.
The Nashville Tennessean
Impact"The way the game was going, we were sort of chasing the game, and therefore I used some other guys a little more," coach Barry Trotz said after the Predators' 2-1 loss to St. Louis. "He did a good job on the penalty kill. I like Patrick." Eaves won't have any fantasy value in Nashville.
Predators get Patrick Eaves from Detroit | 03/05/2014 3:41 PM
NewsThe Nashville Predators acquired Patrick Eaves from the Detroit Red Wings as part of the David Legwand trade.
Pierre LeBrun on Twitter
ImpactEaves has two goals and three assists in 25 games this season. He was a bottom-six forward in Detroit and will continue to serve in that capacity in Nashville.
Patrick Eaves practices, should be ok to play | 01/04/2014 10:09 AM
NewsRed Wings forward Patrick Eaves practiced Friday after leaving Wednesday's game early after being struck in the jaw by Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul.
Impact"Stick on the jaw, it was pretty uncomfortable," Eaves said. Lupul was fined $10,000 by league officials for the hit. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
Not clear if Patrick Eaves is concussed | 01/01/2014 6:11 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves' upper-body injury doesn't include any broken bones.
Helene St. James on Twitter
ImpactThat's the good news, the bad is that the Red Wings haven't ruled out the possibility of a concussion. Eaves is expected to be evaluated over the coming days to determine if he's fine. He appeared to be hit in the head by Toronto's Joffrey Lupul.
Patrick Eaves has an upper-body injury | 01/01/2014 2:50 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves might not return to the Winter Classic due to an upper-body injury.
James Mirtle on Twitter
ImpactEaves has a goal in 10 games this season. He appeared to be hit in the head by Toronto's Joffrey Lupul midway through the first period.
Patrick Eaves scores PPG Monday night | 12/31/2013 9:23 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves got back into Detroit's lineup Monday night after he was scratched on Saturday.
ImpactHe replaced Daniel Alfredsson, who was a late omission from the lineup because of a back injury. Eaves scored on the power play to get his first point in 10 appearances this season.
Detroit brings back Patrick Eaves | 12/13/2013 1:05 PM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have summoned Patrick Eaves.
ImpactEaves was sent to the minors roughly a month ago after clearing waivers. He scored four goals and six points in eight AHL contests.
Patrick Eaves clears waivers, heads to minors | 11/15/2013 1:31 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves has successfully cleared waivers.
ImpactEaves will head to AHL Grand Rapids as a result. "It's the nature of the business...but you've got to look at everything as an opportunity," Eaves said. He missed the start of the season due to knee and ankle injuries, but was frequently listed as a healthy scratch after he returned.
Red Wings waive Patrick Eaves | 11/14/2013 1:48 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves has been placed on waivers.
ImpactThe Red Wings are clearing space to activate defenseman Jonathan Ericsson. If he clears and gets assigned to the AHL then it will save Detroit $925,000 off their salary cap. Eaves doesn't have a point in three games this season.
Patrick Eaves to make season debut Wednesday | 10/29/2013 8:43 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves will make his season debut Wednesday night.
ImpactCoach Mike Babcock sounds excited to have him back in the lineup. He said: "Eaves will be playing. He's smart and he shoots the puck. We don't shoot the puck and I need someone to shoot the puck and I need someone smart." Eaves missed Detroit's first 12 games of the season because of knee and ankle injuries.
Eaves cleared to play but likely won't v NYR | 10/26/2013 9:11 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves has been removed from the long-term injured list and cleared to play Saturday against the Rangers.
ImpactHe has finally recovered from knee and ankle injuries that have sidelined him for the Wings' first 11 games of the season. Despite being cleared to play, Eaves will not suit up Saturday night. He has no fantasy value even when healthy.
Patrick Eaves won't return Saturday | 10/25/2013 3:05 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves (knee/ankle) has been given the green light to return, but he won't yet.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEaves will not play on Saturday and it's not clear when he'll be inserted into the Red Wings' lineup. He has two goals and eight points in 34 games this season.
Patrick Eaves says he'll be ready for Sat. | 10/23/2013 9:58 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves (knee/ankle) feels like he's on track to be ready to play on Saturday.
Impact"I'll be ready to go," he said. "I feel real good. That's all I have circled (Saturday) on the calendar." Eaves has been practicing regularly and he's eligible to come off long-term injured reserve on Oct. 26.
Patrick Eaves could be back on Oct. 26 | 10/17/2013 9:02 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves (knee/ankle) could be available to return on Oct. 26 when Detroit hosts the New York Rangers.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactThat is when he is eligible to come off of long-term injured reserve. Eaves suffered a sprained MCL and an ankle injury during a practice prior to the start of the regular season.
Patrick Eaves is on the long-term IR list | 09/30/2013 6:06 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves (MCL/ankle) has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list.
RedWings.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactEaves will miss at least Detroit's first 10 games as a result. He had two goals and eight points in 34 games last season.
Eaves to miss 2-4 weeks due to injuries | 09/21/2013 9:37 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves' MCL and ankle sprains will keep him sidelined for 2-4 weeks.
ImpactNow with an official prognosis, it is clear Eaves will miss the Red Wings' first few games of the 2013-14 campaign. We doubt he was the key to your fantasy strategy.
Patrick Eaves dealing with MCL/ankle injuries | 09/20/2013 4:46 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves has a sprained MCL and an ankle injury.
ImpactEaves was injured during Thursday's practice. "I think we need to take a week to see how he feels," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "The doctors feel the ankle is going to heal quicker than the MCL sprain." There's a good chance Eaves won't be ready for the start of the regular season.
Patrick Eaves suffers LBI at practice Thurs. | 09/19/2013 2:27 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves suffered an apparent leg injury during Thursday's practice.
ImpactHe had to be helped off the ice after getting tangled with a couple of players in front of the net and falling to the ice in pain. Eaves will be evaluated further later in the afternoon, but for now the Wings are saying he has a "lower-body injury."
Patrick Eaves could be in lineup for Game 7 | 05/12/2013 9:15 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves may be inserted in the Detroit lineup for Game 7.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEaves will likely replace one of Mikael Samuelsson or Todd Bertuzzi on the fourth line. Just an FYI in case you are in a very deep playoff pool.
Patrick Eaves may be used in Game Seven | 05/11/2013 9:06 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves may find himself in the Detroit lineup for Game Seven against the Ducks Sunday night.
ImpactWings coach Mike Babcock wasn't pleased with what he saw from his fourth line in Friday's win and holds Eaves in high regard, hinting at a potential switch after the game. "There might be a lineup change,'' Babcock said. "I thought Patrick Eaves was real good for us. Our fourth line wasn't as good as it had been so maybe there's something there.'' Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson and Cory Emmerton are all candidates to watch from the press box if Eaves is inserted.
Wings will scratch Patrick Eaves Friday | 05/10/2013 1:59 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves will be scratched for Friday's big Game 6 meeting against Anaheim.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactJustin Abdelkader, who is returning from his two-game suspension, will take Eaves' spot in the lineup. Eaves has one assist and 12 hits in five games versus the Ducks in the series. The Wings have to win to keep their season alive.
Patrick Eaves scores Thursday | 04/26/2013 10:06 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves found the back of the net on Thursday.
ImpactEaves has two goals and eight points in 33 games this season. He's been serving as a bottom-six forward this season and has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
| 03/23/2013 2:18 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves returned to action on Friday March 22.
Patrick Eaves hit in face by puck at practice | 03/19/2013 4:31 PM
NewsX-rays on Patrick Eaves' jaw came back negative after Eaves was in the face by a puck at practice Tuesday.
ImpactThe Red Wings are calling Eaves day-to-day, so we'll sideline Eaves and list him as such. However, it should be pointed out that our last blurb about Eaves was written on March 1, which should tell you all you need to know about his fantasy value.
Patrick Eaves pots first in 2-1 SO win | 03/01/2013 2:15 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves scored the only goal in regulation for the Red Wings in their 2-1 shootout win versus the Sharks on Thursday night.
ImpactBoth teams' goals were scored in the third period, with Eaves answering less than two minutes after San Jose scored. It was the 28-year-old's first goal of the season. Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson had the assists. Damien Brunner potted the lone goal in the shootout.
Patrick Eaves is a healthy scratch Sunday | 02/18/2013 11:24 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves spent Sunday's game in the press box.
ImpactPavel Datsyuk (shoulder) was initially considered questionable for the contest, but he was able to play and pushed Eaves out of the lineup in the process. Eaves has two assists in eight games this season.
Eaves gets an assist in return to lineup | 02/14/2013 11:14 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves had an assist in his return from the press box.
ImpactEaves spent four straight games as a healthy scratch. The Red Wings gave him a chance because Johan Franzen was out with a hip flexor injury.
Red Wings getting no production from bottom-6 | 02/04/2013 9:59 AM
NewsThe Detroit Red Wings have received only one point from their bottom-six forwards.
ImpactDaniel Cleary, Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller, Jordin Tootoo, Cory Emmerton and Patrick Eaves have combined for one assist, that being Eaves on a power play marker from Henrik Zetterberg. It's kind of tough to win with no production from your third and fourth lines and Mike Babcock is not happy. "We need some balance, some support," Babcock said. "The whole group has one assist, six guys have one assist, I mean."
Patrick Eaves to play on Monday | 01/21/2013 10:26 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves will play on Monday, for the first time in over a year.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEaves broke his jaw and suffered a concussion on November 26th, 2011 against Nashville when a puck struck him in the face. Eaves jaw healed within a couple of months but the concussion left him out for the remainder of the season. The lockout certainly did not hurt Eaves recovery time as it forced him to stay on the sidelines. We wish him luck in his return, but do not select him in pools as he has no fantasy value.
Eaves (concussion) is healthy enough to play | 01/18/2013 11:23 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves (concussion) has been given the green light to play in Detroit's season opener.
Impact"First off, we're real pleased for Patrick Eaves," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "In the last little while Patty has been feeling and he's felt good this week (in training camp). We're happy for him; he's been through a lot. This strengthens our team, and it does create a logjam that we'll deal with." Eaves hasn't played since Nov. 26, 2011.
Patrick Eaves takes part in Wings' scrimmage | 01/17/2013 11:11 AM
NewsPatrick Eaves (concussion) was able to participate in Tuesday's scrimmage.
Impact"It was exciting," Eaves said. "We'll see how it goes. We'll see how Thursday goes. I'm not trying to look too far ahead." He didn't experience any symptoms following the scrimmage. He hasn't played in an NHL game since Nov. 26, 2011.
Eaves (concussion) practices with Wings | 01/13/2013 6:34 PM
NewsPatrick Eaves (concussion) was able to participate in contact drills during Sunday's practice.
Detroit Free Press
ImpactEaves hasn't participated in an NHL game since Nov. 26, 2011. "I'm cleared to go out there and practice," Eaves said. "I can do whatever we do out here. It's more than I was able to do a little while ago. I felt good today. We'll see how tomorrow goes." He still hasn't been given the green light to participate in games.
Wings' Patrick Eaves won't start new season | 01/08/2013 10:25 AM
NewsWhenever the Detroit Red Wings start the shortened regular season, forward Patrick Eaves still won't be ready to play.
ImpactEaves suffered a severe concussion when he was hit with a puck Nov. 26, 2011, off the stick of Nashville defenseman Roman Josi. These days, Eaves is feeling better, but still not free of symptoms such as headaches or dizziness. "I feel like I'm getting better," Eaves said Monday as the Red Wings skated for the first time since a new collective bargaining agreement was tentatively worked out over the weekend. "(But) I'm not cleared yet."
|3/15/2014||Nas||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|3/11/2014||Nas||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|3/04/2014||Det||NJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2/27/2014||Det||Ott||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|2/08/2014||Det||TB||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2/06/2014||Det||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|12/28/2013||Det||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/12/2013||Det||Wpg||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|11/07/2013||Det||Dal||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Chi||last:Jan 22||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 31||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 31||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Pit||Dec 14||2|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:vs. Wsh||last:Jan 31||2|
|Power Play Goals||1||at Nas||Dec 30||0|
|Power Play Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Fla||last:Jan 26||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||30 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 19||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||30 times-last:at Van||last:Mar 19||0|
|Shots||5||3 times-last:at Phi||last:Jan 28||4|
|Penalty Minutes||36||2006-07 (Ott)|
|Plus/Minus||+7||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Car)|
|Power Play Goals||5||2005-06 (Ott)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||5 times-last: 2010-11 (Det)|
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