Everyone skating for Wings except Franzen (groin), who's eligible to come off IR tomorrow but apparently not ready.
Babcock said Gustavsson starting tomorrow in Philly, where "we haven't won since Christ was a kid." Last win there Game 2 of '97 Cup final.
Detroit News "What an amazing comeback Thursday for the Red Wings, getting two points when none looked probable. Justin Abdelkader capped the unexpected turn of events with a goal with 43.5 seconds left in overtime, giving the Red Wings a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Abdelkader jumped on a..." October 24
Detroit News "The Red Wings didn't get back to Detroit until after 2 a.m. Wednesday following a 2-1 overtime loss in Montreal, so instead of the scheduled on-ice practice, coach Mike Babcock gathered his players for a little chalk talk. "I wanted to clear up a lot in our game," Babcock said. "We had a..." October 23
Montreal Gazette "The skinny: David Desharnais scored 56 seconds into overtime to give the Canadiens a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. The goal off a rebound of a shot by Max Pacioretty brought an end to a tight game dominated by the goaltenders. Jimmy Howard, who missed..." October 22
Pavel Datsyuk playing tonight
Jimmy Howard said he's good to start in Montreal
Pavel Datsyuk said he'll decide after Tuesday morning skate if he's playing at Montreal. #RedWings
Toronto Sun "It sure looked like a frustrating night in the Motor City for Phil Kessel and it went deeper than just being held off the scoresheet for a second consecutive night. There was a nasty slash to the wrist that sent him to the dressing room in the third period and a brief visit from team doctors...." October 19
Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs when he scored on a one-time with 10 seconds remaining in overtime. Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, in his first action this season, kept the Wings in the game. He stopped a couple breakaways early and finishing..." October 19
Jimmy Howard has a sore groin. He's on 48 hour goalie IR and is eligible to play Tuesday, Holland said.
UPDATE: Johan Franzen will not return tonight (lower-body injury)
Detroit Free Press "Henrik Zetterberg dominated the Toronto Maple Leafs, making them pay nearly every time he touched the puck. Zetterberg racked up four assists Friday at Air Canada Centre to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory. "He was fantastic," Gustav Nyquist said. "Some of those passes he makes,..." October 18
Sportsnet.ca "The intrigue involving the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock continues. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Leafs called the Detroit Red Wings earlier this year and among the topics was the status of Mike Babcock. The conversation took place prior to the..." October 18
#RedWings announce signing prospect Tyler Bertuzzi, 19, to three-year deal.
CSN New England "The Bruins needed their first win in Detroit in nearly seven years, and they needed to score some goals to alleviate mounting pressure. It may have taken some extra time, but they accomplished both goals in their 3-2 shootout win over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The win snapped..." October 16
CBSSports.com "The Detroit Red Wings have been in search for a right-shot defenseman for some time and the player that is high on their list is Buffalo Sabres defenseman and former Calder Trophy winner Tyler Myers. That comes according to reports from both Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet and now Bob McKenzie of..." October 15
Detroit Free Press "More and more signs are pointing to Daniel Alfredsson retiring rather than returning to the Detroit Red Wings. Afredsson, less than two months shy of his 42nd birthday, is no longer skating at Joe Louis Arena, and last week told general manager Ken Holland that there wasn't a chance that that..." October 15
kuklaskorner "TSN's Darren Dreger appeared on TSN 1050 in Toronto on Monday evening, discussing the Tyler Myers rumors, at the 5:50 mark of the following interview: “Anaheim would be one of those teams that would have interest in Tyler Myers and has interest in Tyler Myers. Detroit is another team looking..." October 14
L.A. Daily News "Ryan Getzlaf scored two goals, including the unassisted game-winner with 24 seconds left, to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Matt Beleskey also scored and Frederick Andersen stopped 27 shots to help the Ducks get their first win of the season. Anaheim..." October 12
Detroit News "The Red Wings certainly hope there will be plenty more of these in the 81 games left. There were plenty of things that went right for the Red Wings as they defeated the Boston Bruins — the team that ended the Red Wings' season last April — 2-1 in Thursday's regular season opener. Two..." October 10
Detroit News "Few players are as excited about the new season as Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard. And why not? Howard would just as soon forget last season, which can be called inconsistent at best. "It was definitely frustrating," Howard said of last season. "It was one of those things you just learn..." October 09
NESN "Wayne Gretzky had a choice to make about his career 26 years ago, and in the end, his father knew best — which meant going against Mrs. Great One. Gretzky’s famous 1988 trade from the Edmonton Oilers to the Los Angeles Kings marked one of the most important days in NHL history. However, as..." October 09
USA Today "Unemployed NHL tough guy Krys Barch fondly recalls a few seasons ago when he was considered essential to the Dallas Stars, especially against a fighting team like the Boston Bruins. "We had Sean Avery and we had a bunch of line brawls," he said. "I've probably fought Shawn Thornton 10 or 12..." October 09
Detroit News "Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) practiced Wednesday but will not play in Thursday's regular-season opener against Boston. Datysuk separated his shoulder Sept. 22 in the exhibition opener against Chicago and was projected to be out a month. He has begun skating with the team but is..." October 09
Sports-Kings "Every year, there’s a crop of new faces that make their mark on the NHL landscape. In the upcoming season, these 10 players should breakout and put their name on the hockey map. Honorable mentions: LW Sam Bennett, Calgary Flames; C Aleksander Barkov, Florida Panthers; D Jamie Oleksiak, Dallas..." October 08
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings will start the season without Daniel Alfredsson. Whether they'll finish it without him remains uncertain. He hasn't been with the team since early last month when back pain flared up and derailed his attempt at joining training camp. Now the Wings are days from their..." October 08
Wings placed Callahan, Ferraro and Porter on waivers today. Have until noon tomorrow to clear. Keeping Nestrasil on roster for now.
Datsyuk after skating: "I feel good to be with the team. I try to keep the pace but it’s still not ready. It (shoulder) still bother me.”
Michigan Live "Is this Pavel Datsyuk's final season with the Detroit Red Wings? Bleacher Report apparently thinks so. Despite having two more years remaining on his contract at $7.5 million per season, the website has Datsyuk among its "10 productive players most likely to retire after the 2014-15 season."..." October 03
NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock likely will enter the season without a contract extension, general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. The newspaper reported that Holland and Babcock held contract negotiations Tuesday. Babcock, who is entering the final season of..." October 02
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have had a touch of good fortune with defensemen from Sweden. There was Nicklas Lidstrom, who left after 20 years with seven Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups. There is Niklas Kronwall, current leader of the blue line. Down the road, there are signs prospect Mattias..." October 01
Toronto Star "The clock is ticking on Mike Babcock's future with the Detroit Red Wings. So cue the speculation he'll be the next coach of the Maple Leafs . Babcock has one year remaining on his contract to coach the Wings with speculation rampant that the Maple Leafs are the front-runners to sign him should..." September 30
Detroit Free Press "Did Mike Babcock coach against his future employer tonight? Maybe, maybe not — he's too busy with the present to think about much about it. Babcock is in the last year of his contract, entering what will mark a decade behind the Red Wings' bench. If there is to be an 11th year and beyond,..." September 30
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings lost on Saturday night. They lost, 3-1, to the Bruins in a preseason game that doesn't count in the standings. But in the waning moments of the loss, they lost Gustav Nyquist to an injury. If Nyquist were to miss significant time, that would affect the Wings in the..." September 28
Detroit News "More than 13 hours before the Red Wings put the seal on a 3-1 exhibition win over the Blackhawks on Thursday, the portion of the roster not dressing for the game was hard at it on the ice in Joe Louis Arena. Barely after 9 a.m., assistant coach Tony Granato dished pucks from the front of net..." September 26
Michigan Live "At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday the owners of the Detroit Red Wings will mark the official beginning of a project they say has been 15 years in the making: A new, $450 million arena and accompanying $200 million entertainment district. Ilitch Holdings president and CEO Chris Ilitch will be joined..." September 25
Per Ken Holland, #RedWings Pavel Datsyuk 2nd degree R shoulder separation. Out 2-4 weeks depending healing process.
Detroit Free Press "Here we go again: The NHL season hasn't even started, but when it does, the Detroit Red Wigns will be without their most dynamic player. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that center Pavel Datsyuk will miss around four weeks because of a second-degree separation to his right..." September 24
Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard began his off-season cherishing the birth of his second son, then got to work. He enters the season sleeker and lighter, even as his burden is to distance himself from a season he’s the first to admit was an utter disappointment. He is penciled in to show off his new form in half..." September 24
Michigan Live "Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals Monday while goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins during the final two periods as the Detroit Red Wings opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory at Consol Energy Center. Datsyuk, who drew an assist on..." September 23
Pavel Datsyuk said he'll have an MRI on shoulder, likely on Wednesday. Doesn't seem to think it's serious. Estimated he'd be out a week.
Detroit News "A key injury has struck the Red Wings already. Forward Anthony Mantha, who was expected to compete for a top-six forward job this exhibition season, has a fractured right tibia and will miss six to eight weeks, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. Mantha, the 2013 first-round draft..." September 18
Detroit News "New details of the $450 million new home ice for the Detroit Red Wings unveiled this week outline everything from the footprint of the arena, to the number of residences that could be around it and types of businesses not wanted in the area — topless clubs, bail bonds and tarot card readers, to..." September 17
Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and Danny DeKeyser’s agent had been talking on a daily basis, but hadn’t closed a deal yet for the restricted free agent. “Either we'll find a solution before camp or we won't,” he told the Free Press. They found a solution: Two years and $4.374 million for a..." September 17
Detroit Free Press "The news on Daniel Alfredsson is not good: He hasn't skated in 10 days and, at this point, isn't expected to be at Detriot Red Wings training camp. The Wings want the superbly smart and talented Swedish forward back and are prepared to give him the time he needs to listen to his body. But after..." September 16
Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha didn't do anything unexpected Friday night but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch. The 1,200 or so fans who packed the stands at Centre ICE Arena will vouch for that and so will Mantha's teammates on the Detroit Red Wings prospects team. Mantha is expected to score goals..." September 13
Michigan Live "Contract talks between the Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Danny DeKeyser are at a stalemate as training camp approaches. The sides haven't made progress the past two weeks, putting into question whether DeKeyser will be on the ice in Traverse City on Sept. 19. "We had a number of..." September 11
Michigan Live "Jonathan Ericsson's left middle finger still doesn't feel right nearly six months after it was shattered by a puck, but the Detroit Red Wings defenseman said he'll be ready for the start of the season. "It still doesn't feel 100 percent, but I guess with these kind of accidents it may take some..." September 11