|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)|
|HE||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2004-05|
|HE||Second All-Star Team||2003-04|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||2003-04|
|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||Placed on waivers by the Boston Bruins.|
|7/24/2009||Acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes.|
|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.|
|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.|
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."
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|2/21/2013||Det||CBJ||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2/17/2013||Det||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|2/07/2013||Det||StL||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
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|1/25/2013||Det||Min||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|2001-02||US National Team||U18||49||25||28||53||-||142||-||-||-||-||-||1.08|
|2000-01||US National Team||U17||47||19||19||38||-||78||-||-||-||-||-||0.81|
|2001-02||US National Team||U18||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2000-01||US National Team||U17||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 25||0|
|Assists||1||6 times-last:vs. LA||last:Apr 24||1|
|Points||1||8 times-last:vs. Nas||last:Apr 25||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||2 times-last:vs. SJ||last:Apr 11||2|
|Plus/Minus||2||vs. Nas||Feb 23||1|
|Power Play Goals||0||34 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Dal||Jan 29||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||34 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||34 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||0|
|Shots||4||3 times-last:at Dal||last:Apr 27||5|
|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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