Tremendously good news for the #ReWings that Henrik Zetterberg already back on ice, five days after getting punched in head.
Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey has been cleared to begin practicing and can return to the lineup when the team feels he is ready, general manager Ken Holland said. Quincey, who's been dealing with bone chips in his ankle since August, saw another specialist on Tuesday. He apparently..." February 25
L.A. Daily News "Justin Williams’ timing was perfect Tuesday. Jonathan Quick’s reflexes were impeccable, too. The Kings’ penalty-killing remained flawless. Funny what a long winning streak can do for a team. Williams, Quick and the Kings’ special teams play propelled them to a hard-earned 1-0 victory over the..." February 25
NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25
L.A. Daily News "John Gibson, a 21-year-old rookie, started his sixth consecutive game in goal for the Ducks in place of the injured Frederik Andersen on Monday, and was introduced to Pavel Datsyuk in the second period of his first career game against the Detroit Red Wings. Andersen sat out for the seventh..." February 24
Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg isn't feeling any better. Zetterberg was hit in the head Saturday by Dallas forward Jamie Been, didn't play the third period of that game, and has now missed the last two games (including Tuesday's game in Los Angeles) with no return in sight. "I feel like it hasn't changed..." February 24
#RedWings Zetterberg (head) doubtful vs. Ducks, Pulkinnen (leg) taking warmup to see how he feels, Quincey (lower body) out, per Ken Holland
CBSSports.com "Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg had to leave Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars after the second period with what the team is calling an upper body injury. It's not known exactly when the injury occurred, but early in the second period he was involved in a post-whistle..." February 22
Notes: Kindl returns for injured Quincey; Kindl missed 20 games w/ elbow injury; Jurco returns to lineup on 4th line: http://t.co/9MK6j0CLbb
Detroit News "Seven shootouts, no wins. This time, though, Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard reminded himself how good it feels to be on the other side. Howard and the Wings defeated Chicago, 3-2, in a shootout at the United Center on Wednesday night. For Howard, a weight had been lifted after going 0-for-7..." February 19
Habs Eyes On The Prize "After getting thoroughly dominated for essentially the entire game, Tomas Plekanec surprised everyone with a bullet shot off the far post to seal another win for these crazy Habs. At some point during the first period when the Detroit Red Wings had the Montreal Canadiens sealed tight in their..." February 17
Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have recalled forward Teemu Pulkkinen from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He's expected to be in the lineup Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Pulkkinen appeared in six games for the Red Wings from Jan. 10-20, scoring his first career goal in his..." February 17
Pro Hockey Talk "If Danny DeKeyser were a car, he wouldn’t be flashy like a Ferrari or Lamborghini, or even that awesome car Homer built that played La Cucaracha with its horn. Which is to say, DeKeyser isn’t P.K. Subban or Erik Karlsson, two past Norris Trophy winners with the ability to both put up points and..." February 16
Detroit Free Press "It's no secret the Detroit Red Wings could keep close eyes on defensemen to add as the NHL's trade deadline approaches. ESPN hockey insider Ryan Wagman has one solution: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Stefan Elliott. "While there is some cognitive dissonance in poaching a defender from one of..." February 14
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Their games are not fancy. Neither Patric Hornqvist nor Blake Comeau will challenge Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin for the team lead in assists or highlight-reel plays, but it can be argued that their presence is no less important. If the Penguins' franchise centers are a pair of..." February 12
NHL.com "Mike Babcock is tougher on forward Tomas Tatar than he is on any other player. That's because the Detroit Red Wings coach thinks Tatar, who's 24 and in his second full NHL season, has so much potential. "As long as he keeps working on his details and is committed to doing it all the time,..." February 11
NHL.com "Jimmy Howard will dress Wednesday as the Detroit Red Wings backup goalie, and should be ready to play Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets, according to the team's Twitter. The news was announced by coach Mike Babcock, who said Howard, out since sustaining a groin injury Jan. 10 against the..." February 10
#RedWings Howard will backup Mrazek Wednesday vs. Penguins. Babcock says he's going with the hot goaltender. Gives Howie extra healing time.
#RedWings assign defenseman Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids. Alexey Marchenko stays for now. No other decisions before Monday practice.
Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg returned to the ice after what Red Wings coach Mike Babcock coach called a "maintenance day," and the further good news is, it was not due to the back that caused the captain excruciating pain at the Sochi Games 12 months ago and required surgery. It was merely a good day for..." February 05
SB Nation "The World Wide Leader beat out NBC and FOX. Fans still upset about ESPN's perceived lack of hockey coverage over the last few years will be happy to learn the network has won the U.S. broadcast rights to the World Cup of Hockey. According to TSN's report on Tuesday, ESPN beat out both NBC..." February 04
Detroit News "The NHL trade deadline is March 2, and Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has a wish list. Whether that wish list gets answered is another matter. "You always have a wish list for what you need to improve your team," Babcock said Monday. "Sometimes it's reasonable for what you have and sometimes..." February 03
Detroit News "Jimmy Howard has a date on the calendar circled. Howard, recovering from a slight groin tear, is pointing to Feb. 11 game in Pittsburgh as his return to the lineup. Howard has been out since injuring himself in the first period of the Jan. 10 game in Washington. "That's what we're..." February 03
Detroit News "Having gotten a good look at one of their young defensemen, the Red Wings are going to take a look at another. Defenseman Xavier Ouellet was sent to Grand Rapids on Friday, and team officials called up defenseman Alexey Marchenko. Marchenko was expected to be in the lineup Saturday against..." January 30
Tampa Tribune "Cedric Paquette helped take the home town fans clad in red out of Thursday's game, while bringing the home fans dressed in blue out of their seats. The Tampa Bay Lightning rookie handed all those fans dressed in red their hats on the way out of the building after netting his first career hat..." January 30
Detroit News "The Red Wings have won six straight games and are in first place in the Atlantic Division. But all is not well. A penalty kill that has ranked near the best in the NHL this season is eighth at 83.2 percent. One culprit was the three Panthers power-play goals allowed Tuesday, though the..." January 29
Babcock confirms Jurco is in tomorrow. He replaces Cleary. Kindl cleared to play but Ouellet will remain in lineup for now.
Detroit News "Maybe Stephen Weiss simply needed a visit back to his old home. Playing against his former team Tuesday, Weiss scored a goal and set up linemate Luke Glendening for two goals — all in a 4 minute, 12 second span — on three consecutive shifts in the second period, leading the Red Wings to a 5-4..." January 28
CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28
NHL.com "For the first time since slightly tearing a groin muscle on Jan. 10, Jimmy Howard returned to the ice, albeit for a short time Monday afternoon under the watchful eye of goaltending coach Jim Bedard at the Taylor Sportsplex. “It was nice to be able to get out there, even though it was only for..." January 27
NHL.com "The National Hockey League set its outdoor calendar for the 2015-16 season during a press conference Saturday afternoon at Nationwide Arena. The Boston Bruins will host the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on Jan. 1, playing the rival Montreal Canadiens at Gillette Sadium in Foxborough,..." January 25
Detroit News "The Red Wings are likely take part in another NHL outdoor game. TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting the league will announce during this All-Star weekend in Columbus outdoor games next season in Colorado and Minnesota. The game in Colorado would feature the rivalry game between the Red Wings and..." January 24
Detroit Free Press "With his regulars enjoying a five-day vacation, courtesy of the NHL's All-Star break, Ken Holland is eyeing what he hopes is at least one future star. Holland, general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, is in Grand Rapids to watch the Griffins, the Wings' pipeline when they need replenishment...." January 24
NHL.com "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at NHL.com decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22
Detroit News "This was an exciting way for the Red Wings to go into the All-Star break but they gladly would have done without the excitement. They defeated the Minnesota Wild 5-4 in a shootout, only their second shootout victory (2-7) of the season, which gave the Red Wings a five-game winning streak..." January 21
Fox Sports Detroit "The Wings hope to have two players back soon after the All-Star break. Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has not played since dislocating his left shoulder Nov. 5 at the New York Rangers. Forward Tomas Jurco hasn't played since leaving after the second period because of back spasms Jan. 6 in..." January 20
Michigan Live "The captain, Henrik Zetterberg, didn't need to yell at the team during the first intermission Sunday. The players knew how lousy they performed and were embarrassed. Zetterberg apparently just raised his voice a little, offered some advice and led the way. Zetterberg scored three goals in..." January 19
Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings are finally heading home after playing six straight games and eight of the last nine on the road. With the next three games scheduled for Joe Louis Arena, they'll also be riding a nice wave of momentum after capping that stretch with two straight victories - including an..." January 16
Detroit News "During the long, grueling NHL schedule, there are some games that stand out as milestones, as good tests to see just where a team is at that point. The Red Wings encounter one such stiff test Thursday in St. Louis. This old Central Division rivalry has been clipped somewhat since the Red..." January 15
Detroit News "Petr Mrazek put the puck deep into his bag but was ready to bring it out if needed later before he boarded the bus. The puck had Dominik Hasek's No. 39 on it, was a ceremonial puck on the night Hasek's number was raised to the rafters Tuesday in Buffalo, a night the Red Wings spoiled with a 3-1..." January 14
USA Today "The only hockey Todd Bertuzzi played during the past few months was in Detroit beer leagues, so Monday was a big change of pace for the 18-year NHL veteran. "I think I had eight-point game so the guys all said 'OK, I think you need to move up a level.' This is the next step," Bertuzzi joked..." January 13
Ken Holland said ultrasound confirms Jimmy Howard has slight groin tear; out 2-4 weeks
Jimmy Howard's All-Star Game status: “He won’t play in the All-Star Game for sure," said coach Mike Babcock.
Wings said Howard suffered groin injury and is being attended to by trainers and doctors in the dressing room. He will not return to game.
Babcock said Zetterberg and Quincey good to go tonight. Howard starting. Only other change is Pulkkinen in for Cleary.
Detroit News "The road hasn't been all that bad for the Red Wings yet. They finished the western Canada portion of this six-game trip Wednesday with their second consecutive victory, defeating Calgary, 3-2. Riley Sheahan, Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader (power play) scored as the Red Wings went..." January 08
NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings today recalled winger Teemu Pulkkinen from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and placed Johan Franzen on injured reserve. Pulkkinen, 23, sits atop the AHL leaderboard with 20 goals in 33 games and is second in the league with 39 points (20-19-39). The Vantaa, Finland, native..." January 08
Detroit News "The domination the Red Wings have over the Edmonton Oilers continues. There are few sure bets but one definitely is the Red Wings defeating the Edmonton Oilers, the latest example being Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Oilers. The Red Wings have won seven straight games against Edmonton and have..." January 07
Two more fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving - Detroit's Gustav Nyquist and Florida's Vincent Trocheck. I like this effort by the league.