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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Friday's loss to the Islanders. | 12/19/2014 10:04 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Friday's loss to the Islanders.
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Impact
He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one ating on the night. Zetterberg now has six goals and 22 points through 33 games.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. | 12/16/2014 10:31 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Howard stopped all 29 shots he faced to record his 20th career shutout, but Columbus got the better of him in the shootout. Howard is 13-5-7 this season.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. | 12/13/2014 10:14 PM
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Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Kronwall had two shots on net and finished minus-one. Detroit lost, 4-1. Kronwall has five goals and 13 assists this season.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers. | 12/12/2014 10:20 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers.
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Impact
He stopped 24-of-26 shots on goal. Howard is now 13-5-6 on the season.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal on Wednesday night. | 12/10/2014 10:48 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal on Wednesday night.
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Impact
It was Detroit's lone regulation goal, and Nyquist also had seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 17 points through 29 games.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Saturday's win against the Rangers. | 12/06/2014 9:48 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Saturday's win against the Rangers.
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Impact
He faced 29 total shots, and improved his record to 13-5-4. Howard continues to be a great option in net.
Red Wings center Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers. | 12/06/2014 9:46 PM
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Red Wings center Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
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Impact
Sheahan now has six goals and 15 points on the season, however he can be left waiver wires for the time being.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist on Thursday. | 12/04/2014 10:35 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist on Thursday.
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Impact
Datsyuk had three shots on net and finished plus-two. He has been a welcome addition to the Red Wings and fantasy lineups with 11 goals and eight assists in 15 games.
Red Wings center Darren Helm scored twice on Thursday against the Stars. | 12/04/2014 10:30 PM
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Red Wings center Darren Helm scored twice on Thursday against the Stars.
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Impact
Helm scored the first goal of the game about four minutes into the first period. He added an insurance goal at the 13:07 mark of the third period. Helm has four goals and nine assists this season.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed four goals in Tuesday's loss to the Panthers. | 12/02/2014 10:20 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed four goals in Tuesday's loss to the Panthers.
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Impact
Howard faced 31 shots on goal, and even with the loss, he still has a solid record. Howard is 11-5-4 overall.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal in Detroit's comeback victory in New Jersey on Friday. | 11/28/2014 10:06 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal in Detroit's comeback victory in New Jersey on Friday.
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Impact
Abdelkader scored on the power play about half way through the second period to make the Devils' lead, 4-3. Detroit added another goal in the third period and won in a shootout. Abdelkader has seven goals and eight assists this season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in his return to action. | 11/26/2014 10:19 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in his return to action.
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Impact
He had not played since November 16th, but retruned in a big way. Datsyuk now has 13 points in 11 games.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals but found a way to win Monday against Ottawa. | 11/24/2014 10:19 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals but found a way to win Monday against Ottawa.
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Impact
Howard made 23 saves on 26 shots on goal, for only an .885 save percentage. He will look to be better next time out, but was able to raise his record to 9-4-4.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals in Saturday's loss to Toronto. | 11/22/2014 9:56 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals in Saturday's loss to Toronto.
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Impact
He made 24 saves, but dropped his record to 8-3-4 on the season.
Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored twice on Thursday to help Detroit defeat Winnipeg, 4-3. | 11/20/2014 10:59 PM
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Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored twice on Thursday to help Detroit defeat Winnipeg, 4-3.
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Impact
Tatar scored an unassisted goal in the second period and then scored the game-winning goal at the 15:10 mark of the third period. Tatar has eight goals and three assists this season.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets. | 11/20/2014 10:53 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets.
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Impact
Abdelkader was plus-one with three shots on goal. He has six goals and eight assists on the season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not play Thursday, but could return by the weekend. | 11/20/2014 3:08 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not play Thursday, but could return by the weekend.
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Impact
He missed three games with a groin injury. Datsyuk is a must start when he playes (11 points in 10 games) he just can't get healthy.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well and shut out the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. | 11/18/2014 9:40 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well and shut out the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
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Impact
He stopped all 28 shots on goal, and raised his record to 8-3-4. Owners should be very pleased.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal in Tuesday's win against Columbus. | 11/18/2014 9:37 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal in Tuesday's win against Columbus.
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Impact
It was his ninth goal of the season, and Nyquist now has 12 points through 18 games, along with a +1 rating.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played wekk in Friday's win over the Blackhawks. | 11/14/2014 10:00 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played wekk in Friday's win over the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal, and has now won two of his past three games. Howard is 7-2-4 on the season.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Blackhawks. | 11/14/2014 10:00 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Blackhawks.
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Impact
He stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal, and has now won two of his past three games. Howard is 7-2-4 on the season.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored his fifth goal of the season. | 11/14/2014 9:58 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored his fifth goal of the season.
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Impact
He has played well, and now has 11 points in 10 games this season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return on Friday against the Blackhawks according to MLive.com. | 11/10/2014 5:36 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return on Friday against the Blackhawks according to MLive.com.
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Impact
He missed the past two games with a groin injury. Datsyuk skated on Monday but did not go full speed.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed just two goals in limited action on Friday against the Devils. | 11/08/2014 10:11 AM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed just two goals in limited action on Friday against the Devils.
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Impact
The start earned Howard the victory and helped the goals against average, but since he faced just 17 shots, Howard's save percentage in the game was just .882. The Detroit goaltender is 6-2-3 in 11 starts this season.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored the game-winning goal on the power play in the second period against the Devils on Friday. | 11/08/2014 10:06 AM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored the game-winning goal on the power play in the second period against the Devils on Friday.
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Impact
Franzen scored to give Detroit a 3-1 lead. Niklas Kronwall added to the lead, and the Red Wings beat the Devils, 4-2. Frazen has three goals and five assists this season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his groin on Friday morning and will not play against the Devils Friday night. | 11/07/2014 7:51 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his groin on Friday morning and will not play against the Devils Friday night.
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Impact
Datsyuk suffered the injury in the morning skate. The Red Wings center has been great with 10 points in eight games, but the problem is he has only played in eight games due to injury. Datsyuk is day-to-day.
Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored with under eight seconds left to tie the game, 3-3, and send it into overtime against the Rangers on Wednesday. | 11/05/2014 10:58 PM
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Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored with under eight seconds left to tie the game, 3-3, and send it into overtime against the Rangers on Wednesday.
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Impact
Tatar had a shot that went wide a few seconds before his game-tying goal. On his second chance, he didn't miss a wide open net. Detroit, however, allowed a power play goal and lost in overtime.
Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start on Wednesday against the Rangers. | 11/05/2014 6:49 PM
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Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start on Wednesday against the Rangers.
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Impact
Jimmy Howard stopped 21-of-31 shots on Tuesday and get the night off. Gustavsson has a 1.45 GAA and .935 save percentage in two games this season.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's loss to the Senators. | 11/04/2014 10:27 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.
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Impact
Zetterberg has been extremely solid thus far, and now has four goals and 15 points on the season. Owners should be pleased with his production.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Sabres according to Detroit News. | 11/02/2014 11:34 AM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Sabres according to Detroit News.
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Impact
Franzen has missed two weeks with a groin injury. He will skate on the second line with Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Kings. | 10/31/2014 10:25 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Kings.
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Impact
He made 28 saves in a 5-2 win, and is now 5-1-2 on the season.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored two goals on Friday. | 10/31/2014 10:17 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored two goals on Friday.
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Impact
He also had an assist, but was -1 on the night. Nyquist now has seven goals on the season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded three points in Friday's win over the Kings. | 10/31/2014 10:16 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded three points in Friday's win over the Kings.
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Impact
Datsyuk had two goals and one assist, and after a slow start to the season, he now has seven points in the last four games. He also chipped in seven shots on goal and was +1 on the night. Owners need to enjoy Datsyuk's hot streak.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 25-of-27 shots for the win over the Capitals. | 10/29/2014 10:01 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 25-of-27 shots for the win over the Capitals.
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Impact
He is now 4-1-2, and should be considered a solid fantasy option in net, moving forward.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win. | 10/29/2014 10:00 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win.
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Impact
It was only his second goal and fifth points of the season. Datsyuk was also +2 on the night, making him even on the season, and owners are hoping that Wednesday's performance gets him rolling.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched three points in Wednesday's win over Washington. | 10/29/2014 9:58 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched three points in Wednesday's win over Washington.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, along with three shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Abdelkader now has five goals and eight points, and has been a nice surprise early this season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk notched his first goal of the season, in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia. | 10/25/2014 9:39 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk notched his first goal of the season, in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.
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Impact
He tied the score at 2-2 in the third period, but Detroit went onto lose 4-2. Datsyuk has been off to a slow start, as he has only three total points, but owners should expect a breakout shortly.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:26 PM
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Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
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Impact
Kronwall scored with five minutes left in the first period to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. The Penguins led, 3-1, until Henrik Zetterberg scored a nice goal in the slot to make it 3-2. With the net empty, Pavel Datsyuk dangled the puck in front of the Penguins net and passed it back to the blue line. Kronwall scored on a slap shot. Detroit won, 4-3, in overtime.
Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday. | 10/23/2014 10:26 PM
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Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
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Impact
Kronwall scored with five minutes left in the first period to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. The Penguins led, 3-1, until Henrik Zetterberg scored a nice goal in the slot to make it 3-2. With the net empty, Pavel Datsyuk dangled the puck in front of the Penguins net and passed it back to the blue line. Kronwall scored on a slap shot. Detroit won, 4-3, in overtime.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime. | 10/23/2014 10:18 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime.
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Impact
Abelkader left the game in the first period aftre a puck hit him in the face. He was instrumental in the Red Wings comeback, finishing with a plus-two rating and three shots on goal.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck. | 10/23/2014 8:13 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck.
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Impact
With under five minutes to go in the first period, a Red Wing shot missed the net high and nailed Abdelkader just below his visor in his nose. He went to the locker room for repairs.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (groin) was moved to the injured reserve a couple of days ago to make room for Pavel Datsyuk, but could return when eligible on Saturday. | 10/23/2014 12:28 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (groin) was moved to the injured reserve a couple of days ago to make room for Pavel Datsyuk, but could return when eligible on Saturday.
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Impact
When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens. | 10/21/2014 10:22 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
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Impact
It was his second goal of the season, and he now has seven points overall. The question with Zetterback is, can he stay healthy? If so, he will be a dynamic player in 2014-15.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal. | 10/21/2014 10:17 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal.
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Impact
He made 34 saves on 36 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough for the Wings. Howard is now 2-2-1, but is still a solid fantasy option.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night. | 10/21/2014 1:52 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night.
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Impact
We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but here we are five games into the season and Datsyuk is set to make his season debut. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal. | 10/20/2014 12:20 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal.
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Impact
Howard's groin injury appears to have been a minor one. He's 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal. | 10/20/2014 12:17 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal.
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Impact
When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson earned a shutout against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:13 PM
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Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson earned a shutout against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
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Impact
Detroit and Toronto played a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday and had the day off on Saturday. The victory was Gustavsson's first of the season.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. | 10/18/2014 10:08 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
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Impact
Zetterberg broke a 0-0 tie with ten seconds remaining in overtime. It was his first goal of the season. Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson had the assists.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader is again on the top line for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs. | 10/18/2014 7:44 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader is again on the top line for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Abdelkader has had a nice start to the season with two goals and two assists in four games. With the injury to Johan Franzen, Abdelkader will play next to Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist on Saturday.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday against the Maple Leafs. | 10/18/2014 7:42 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
Franzen is out due to a thigh injury he suffered Friday night. Stephen Weiss takes his roster spot and will play left wing on the third line. Justin Abdelkader has moved up to the top line for Saturday's game.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) has been placed on the 48-hour goalie IR, according to MLive.com's Ansar Khan. | 10/18/2014 1:52 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) has been placed on the 48-hour goalie IR, according to MLive.com's Ansar Khan.
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Impact
Petr Mrazek was recalled to back up Jonas Gustavsson, but Howard will be eligible to play on Tuesday against Montreal. The injury does not appear to be serious.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury. | 10/18/2014 11:48 AM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury.
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Impact
It seemed to be a muscle cramp, and Franzen said that he will have a chance to play Saturday night. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will get the start against Toronto on Saturday night. | 10/18/2014 11:44 AM
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Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will get the start against Toronto on Saturday night.
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Impact
It will be the second half of a home-and-home series. Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday night, and will get this game off, giving Gustavsson a chance to stay fresh.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury. | 10/18/2014 11:42 AM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury.
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Impact
It seemed to be a muscle cramp, and Franzen said that he will have a chance to play Saturday night. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard picked up his second victory of the season on Friday night. | 10/17/2014 10:17 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard picked up his second victory of the season on Friday night.
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Impact
He stopped 23-of-24 shots, for a .958 save percentage. Howard continues to be a solid option in net for fantasy owners.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist continued his strong start to the season Friday against the Maple Leafs. | 10/17/2014 10:13 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist continued his strong start to the season Friday against the Maple Leafs.
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Impact
He scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist, to go along with a +2 rating and three shots on goal. Nyquist is playing on detroit's top line, and looks destined for a monster season.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg broke out in a big way Friday against Toronto. | 10/17/2014 10:11 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg broke out in a big way Friday against Toronto.
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Impact
He had four assists on the night, along with a +3 rating and five shots on goal. Zetterberg has yet to light the lamp this season, but those numbers are bound to come shortly.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game with a lower-body injury. | 10/17/2014 9:40 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
He scored his first two goals of the season before departing. Losing Franzen for an extended period of time would be a big blow for the Wings.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return at the end of next week from the injured shoulder. | 10/16/2014 3:23 PM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return at the end of next week from the injured shoulder.
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Impact
We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a power play goal on Wednesday. | 10/15/2014 11:01 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a power play goal on Wednesday.
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Impact
It was already his third goal of the season. and after having 28 goals a season ago, Nyquist is well on his way in topping that number.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 37-of 39 shots against Boston. | 10/15/2014 11:00 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 37-of 39 shots against Boston.
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Impact
He played extremely well despite the shootout loss, and owners should feel safe about having him in their lineups.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will continue to skate on the team's top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. | 10/11/2014 10:48 AM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will continue to skate on the team's top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.
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Impact
Abdelkader scored a goal off a deflection in Thursday night's victory over the Bruins. He is available in most leagues and fantasy owners can start him with confidence as long as he is playing with the top line.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did enough to earn victory, in first game of the season. | 10/09/2014 10:26 PM
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Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did enough to earn victory, in first game of the season.
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Impact
He faced only 17 shots, but stopped 16 of them, for a .941 save percentage. Howard will have a treemdous opportunity to put together a big season this year with Detroit.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen had two assists Thursday against Boston. | 10/09/2014 10:22 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen had two assists Thursday against Boston.
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Impact
He set up Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist, for both of their first goals of the season. If Franzen can stay healthy, he should be in line for a big season.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks with a separated shoulder according to MLive.com. | 09/25/2014 11:01 AM
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Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks with a separated shoulder according to MLive.com.
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Impact
We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but after just one preseason game, he is already hurt. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will look to get a full season in this year. | 09/23/2014 6:44 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will look to get a full season in this year.
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Impact
Like a lot of Red Wings, Franzen missed some time last season. After playing in only 54 games and registering 41 points, he is currently being valued in the 13th round of drafts. If Franzen can stay healthy, getting him that late will be a steal.
Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will look to get a full season in this year. | 09/23/2014 6:44 PM
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Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will look to get a full season in this year.
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Impact
Like a lot of Red Wings, Franzen missed some time last season. After playing in only 54 games and registering 41 points, he is currently being valued in the 13th round of drafts. If Franzen can stay healthy, getting him that late will be a steal.
Red Wings center Stephen Weiss begins the season on Detroit's second line, but will not be fantasy relevant. | 09/23/2014 6:38 PM
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Red Wings center Stephen Weiss begins the season on Detroit's second line, but will not be fantasy relevant.
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Impact
After battling injury and playing in only 26 games a season ago, Weiss has much to prove. He finished with four points in 2013-14, and will most likely go undrafted heading into this season.
Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist could be line for a breakout year in 2014-15. | 09/23/2014 6:33 PM
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Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist could be line for a breakout year in 2014-15.
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Impact
In only 57 games, he registered 28 goals and 20 assists, a year ago. Nyquist is going at the end of the ninth round in fantasy drafts, and owners who take a shot on him could see tremendous payoff.
Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will begin the season on the top line. | 09/23/2014 6:21 PM
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Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will begin the season on the top line.
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Impact
After finishing last season with 28 points, the fact that Abdelkader will be playing next to Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, makes it seem that number will increase this season. Consider him a deep sleeper.
Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk will look to rebound in 2014-15. | 09/23/2014 6:14 PM
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Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk will look to rebound in 2014-15.
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Impact
He played only 45 games, and had his lowest point total (37) since his rookie year. At 36-years-old, Datsyuk still has the skill to produce, if he can stay healthy.
Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg will look to stay healthy heading into 2014-15. | 09/23/2014 6:08 PM
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Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg will look to stay healthy heading into 2014-15.
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He played in only 45 games a season ago, yet still produced at a high rate (16 goals and 32 assists). If Zetterberg is able to stay on the ice, he will be a steal, as he is currently going in the middle of the fifth round.
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
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Red Wings winger Danny Cleary (knee) appears to have arrived at training camp healthy for the first time in a couple years.
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Cleary 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.
Red Wings winger Anthony Mantha will be out six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured right tibia. | 09/18/2014 1:30 PM
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Red Wings winger Anthony Mantha will be out six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured right tibia.
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He was injured on Monday while playing in a rookie tournament game.The 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft was expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp, but that has been put on hold for the time being.
Wings not close to re-signing two key players | 07/19/2014 10:25 AM
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Restricted free agents Dan DeKeyser and Tomas Tatar, both important players with the Red Wings, are not close to re-signing with the club.
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"We've talked and continue to talk, but nothing close," Detroit general manager Holland said. Holland said he made Tatar an offer recently that is being mulled over. "Tats is overseas, and I'm waiting to hear back. On the DeKeyser front, we met them in early June. We talked briefly at the draft, and we haven't really talked much in July. I've made what I think are pretty good offers. They haven't really countered. We're just in the waiting process." DeKeyser, 24, scored four goals and 19 assists for 23 points in 65 games last season, his first full one in the NHL. He had no points in five playoff games. Tatar, 23, has 24 goals and 23 assists for 47 points in 100 career NHL games. In his first full season with the Wings last season, he scored 19 goals and 20 assists for 39 points in 73 games.
Babcock counters idea he drives away UFAs | 07/18/2014 9:25 AM
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Red Wings coach Mike Babcock countered the notion that free agents aren't signing with Detroit because they don't want to play for him.
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The theory goes that Babcock has a reputation for being a tough guy to work for and players would sooner choose a more relaxed environment when given the option. "Maybe they don't want to come because Mike Babcock has a one-year contract," Babcock suggested. "The way I look at it here, if you don't want to be coached, don't come here. If you want to be pushed to be the best that you can be, that's what we do here. You know what? The proof is in the pudding." He added that if the Red Wings are worried about him driving away free agents, then he should coach somewhere else. He has a season left on his contract with Detroit and won't negotiate during the 2014-15 campaign. He's led Detroit to the Stanley Cup and has guided Team Canada to back-to-back gold medals in the Winter Olympics.
Andrej Nestrasil agrees to one-year extension | 07/17/2014 1:16 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed Andrej Nestrasil to a one-year deal.
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Impact
Nestrasil had 16 goals and 20 assists in 70 games with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins in 2013-14. He's not expected to have any fantasy value next season.
Mitchell Callahan re-signs with Detroit | 07/17/2014 1:15 PM
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Mitchell Callahan has inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Callahan scored 26 goals and 44 points in 70 AHL games last season. He's likely to start the 2014-15 campaign in the minors, but he might be called up at some point as an injury replacement.
Daniel Cleary aims to prove doubters wrong | 07/17/2014 9:59 AM
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Daniel Cleary wants to prove those that question his contract wrong.
Detroit News

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Cleary 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.
Babcock won't talk contract during season | 07/15/2014 9:30 AM
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Mike Babcock, who only has a year left on his contract, isn't willing to negotiate during the 2014-15 campaign.
Detroit News

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"By that time (regular season), it's hockey," Babcock said. "It's about the team. It's not about Mike Babcock." He's not worried about the fact that he's on the last season of his contract, nor should he be. It's very likely that he will have other teams that would jump at the opportunity of hiring him if his talks with the Red Wings break down for whatever reason.
Tony Granato joins Red Wings' coaching staff | 07/14/2014 5:01 PM
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Tony Granato will serve on the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff next season.
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Granato is a former player and head coach. He had two stints as the Colorado Avalanche's bench boss and combined for a 104-78-17-16 record. Since 2009, he's served as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, but he was let go this summer.
GM gets positive health reports on Red Wings | 07/13/2014 12:05 PM
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Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says he has received positive health reports on several players, including star forward Henrik Zetterberg.
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"The biggest thing is health," Holland said. "If we can get to training camp (Sept. 19) and get (Zetterberg and others) on the ice, we're optimistic we [have] the potential to be a decent hockey club." Zetterberg missed 37 regular-season games last season. He had in-season surgery on a herniated disk that later caused problems with his foot. The Wings' other star, Pavel Datsyuk, also missed 37 games with a left-knee injury and offseason surgery was considered. But Holland says Datsyuk also is progressing well.
Stephen Weiss should be fine for preseason | 07/11/2014 11:08 PM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) is expected to be fine for the start of training camp.
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"(Trainer) Piet Van Zant texted him two days ago," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said regarding Weiss. "He said he's feeling great, he's training hard; he's played some shinny (pick-up hockey)." Weiss had just four points and 12 penalty minutes in 26 games in 2013-14. After a lackluster summer for Detroit, they'll be counting on Weiss to bounce back.
Red Wings officially re-sign Thomas McCollum | 07/11/2014 3:01 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings have officially re-signed Thomas McCollum.
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Impact
McCollum got a two-way contract if the earlier reports are accurate, which obviously makes sense given that he's likely to start the season in the minors. McCollum will probably be called up if Jimmy Howard or Jonas Gustavsson get hurt, which is likely to happen at some point during the 2014-15 campaign given their histories.
Daniel Cleary hopes to bounce back in 14-15 | 07/11/2014 9:50 AM
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Daniel Cleary is hoping to bounce back in 2014-15.
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Cleary 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
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Daniel Cleary has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.
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Cleary 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.
Alexei Marchenko hopes to impress in camp | 07/06/2014 9:23 AM
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Alexei Marchenko is looking to impress during development camp after missing the second half of the season due to a high-ankle sprain.
Detroit Free Press

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Marchenko was selected as an AHL All-Star prior to the injury. It was his first season in the AHL after getting his start with the KHL's CSKA Moscow. He might prove to be a valuable defender for the Red Wings down the road, but he doesn't have much offensive upside.
Mantha headliner at Wings' development camp | 07/05/2014 9:10 AM
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Anthony Mantha is the headliner at the Wings' development camp currently ongoing at Traverse City Michigan.
Red Wings.com

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Mantha, the Candian Hockey League's Player of the Year, had an outstanding 2013-14 season scoring 57 goals and registering 120 points in 75 games with Val d'Or of the QMJHL. He has a legitimate chance to crack the Detroit lineup this upcoming season and could even start on one of the Wings' scoring lines. Keep an eye on him this week.
UFA David Legwand still weighing his options | 07/02/2014 8:29 PM
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David Legwand remains a coveted commodity on the NHL unrestricted free agent market despite having not signed a deal in the initial 36-hour frenzy.
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Legwand is a bulky and experienced two-way center, and although his offensive numbers are not anything to rave about, the 33 year-old veteran plays responsible defense and still notched 51 points last season. TSN's Aaron Ward reports 8-10 teams are interested in Legwand's services, while the Maple Leafs are scrambling to replace Dave Bolland and Jay McClement, who both signed elsewhere.
Red Wings not able to land top-4 defenseman | 07/02/2014 9:39 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings were ultimately unable to add a top-four defenseman on the free agent market on July 1.
Detroit News

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"We went in looking to add a right-hand defenseman and we felt we made very competitive offers," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said. "For various reasons, they chose to go elsewhere." Detroit brought back Kyle Quincey instead. The Red Wings haven't been able to lure top-tier free agents for quite some time now and it looks like this summer will continue that trend.
Red Wings bring back Kyle Quincey for 2 years | 07/01/2014 7:32 PM
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The Detroit Red Wings signed Kyle Quincey to a two-year, $8.5 million contract on July 1.
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That's about $1 million more than his previous two-year deal with the Red Wings. Quincey's offensive game seems like it's slipping a bit, but a decent depth option considering his solid PIM (88 PIM in 2013-14).
Andy Miele joins Red Wings organization | 07/01/2014 5:23 PM
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Andy Miele has signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
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He'll probably be in the minors next season with Grand Rapids after he skated in 70 games with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate in Portland in 2013-14. He had 27 goals and 72 points last year and he earned two assists in seven NHL outings.
Petr Mrazek gets one-year extension | 07/01/2014 5:17 PM
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Petr Mrazek signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit.
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He's slated to spend the 2014-15 season in the minors with Grand Rapids, where he established himself as one of the top goalies last year. He posted a 22-9-1 record with a 2.10 goals-against average (second in the league) and a 0.924 save percentage (third in the league) during the 2013-14 season in the AHL.
Kevin Porter signs 2-way deal with Red Wings | 07/01/2014 3:44 PM
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Detroit has signed Kevin Porter to a two-way contract.
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He split the 2013-14 campaign between the Buffalo Sabres and the Rochester Americans of the AHL. The Detroit-native picked up 19 goals and 36 points in 50 games last year in the minors.
Riley Sheahan will come with $950k cap hit | 07/01/2014 11:33 AM
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Riley Sheahan's new two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings comes with a $950,000 annual cap hit.
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Sheahan had nine goals and 15 assists in 42 games with Detroit in 2013-14. He's a good bet to record 40-50 points next season.
Riley Sheahan signs two-year extension | 07/01/2014 10:51 AM
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Riley Sheahan has agreed to a two-year contract extension with Detroit.
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The financial terms of the deal are not yet known. Sheahan established himself with the Red Wings last season by scoring nine goals and 24 points in 42 games. He would have become a restricted free agent at noon.
Red Wings in market for a defenseman | 07/01/2014 10:00 AM
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The Detroit Red Wings would like to sign a top-four defenseman over the summer.
Detroit News

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Some potential candidates include Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, and Christian Ehrhoff. The Red Wings have enough cap space to compete for any of them, but they're traditionally conservative when it comes to the free agent market. With that in mind, it wouldn't be surprising to see them outbid for Niskanen's services.
Wings sign Thomas McCollum to a 2-way deal | 06/30/2014 1:31 PM
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Thomas McCollum has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Detroit.
Michigan Live

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"McCollum has made strides and is developing into the prospect we hoped he would be -- a little slower than we thought, but he's become a real solid AHL goaltender," GM Ken Holland said earlier this month. "Some players bloom a little later." He just completed his best season in the AHL, with a 24-12-4 record, a 2.30 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage for Grand Rapids. He'll back up Petr Mrazek next campaign.
Stephen Weiss 'optimistic' about his recovery | 06/30/2014 11:47 AM
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Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) sounds like he's on the mend.
Detroit News

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"(Stephen) Weiss is working out real hard, I talked to him, he's optimistic he's headed in the right direction," GM Ken Holland said. Weiss was limited to 26 games during his first season with the Red Wings and he produced just four points. If he's healthy going into next year then he should be plenty motivated to bounce back.

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