Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson, 41, sets example for younger teammates

    Detroit Free Press "Daniel Alfredsson has an enthusiasm that teammates have come to love, and rely upon. He’s a leader for them, something of a playoff linchpin, and one of the reasons the Red Wings feel good about themselves as they engage the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. Alfredsson came..." April 17

  • Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson skates Thursday for first time since injury

    Detroit News "On Tuesday it was Henrik Zetterberg talking about resuming skating, and hopefully returning to the Red Wings’ lineup soon. Wednesday it was defenseman Jonathan Ericsson saying he will go on the ice Thursday for the first time since having surgery in late March to stabilize a fracture in his..." April 17

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

  • Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg hopes for return during Bruins series

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg is hopeful, but also realistic. Zetterberg would like to play in this first-round series against Boston, and because it doesn’t begin until Friday, he essentially has two bonus days to get well. But after having back surgery in late February, he knows this entire..." April 16

  • Wings ready to welcome Zetterberg back to practice on Tuesday

    Red Wings Front "The Detroit Red Wings are getting healthy at the right time. And the injury update hopes to get even better after practice Tuesday. Henrik Zetterberg will be on the ice at the start of practice Tuesday as the Wings prepare for their opening round series with the Boston Bruins, which begins..." April 15

  • Sabres, Panthers have best odds for 2014 NHL draft lottery

    Pro Hockey Talk "With their seasons now complete, non-playoff teams can start looking forward to one of the biggest dates on their offseason calendars — the annual draft lottery. This year’s lottery will take place tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 15), determining the order of the first 13 picks of the ’14 Draft, which..." April 15

  • Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg to skate with team Tuesday, but still no timeframe for his return

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will practice with the team on Tuesday for the first time since before the Olympics. Zetterberg, who skated lightly on his own a few times last week, won’t be going at close to full speed and might only be on the ice briefly. But it’s a notable step..." April 14

  • Stanley Cup Playoffs Odds: Bruins favored to win Cup

    CBSSports.com "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs set to begin Wednesday, Bovada revealed their odds for the postseason. The Boston Bruins, winner of the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL's regular-season champ and last year's Stanley Cup runner up, is the favorite to claim the top prize at the end of the..." April 14

  • Red Wings close regular season with shutout win over Blues

    Detroit News "Well, that was an impressive way for the Red Wings to end the regular season. Facing a quality opponent in need of a victory, the Red Wings were able to rest several key players, yet had enough on hand to defeat the slumping St. Louis Blues 3-0. The victory gave the Red Wings a 39-28-15..." April 14

  • Canes snap decades-long skid in Detroit

    Raleigh News & Observer "The Detroit Red Wings couldn’t keep every long streak going. After clinching a 23rd straight postseason appearance earlier in the week, the Red Wings lost a regular-season home game to the Carolina franchise for the first time since 1989, falling 2-1 to the Hurricanes on Friday night. “You..." April 12

  • Red Wings make their point, clinch playoff spot for 23rd consecutive season

    Detroit News "Fittingly the Red Wings made the playoffs Wednesday in dazzling, unexpected fashion. Riley Sheahan got credit for a goal with 1:15 left in regulation, tying the game 3-3 and earning the one point needed tosend the Red Wings into the playoffs for a 23rd consecutive season. Sheahan's shot from..." April 10

  • Wings’ Babcock unclear if Zetterberg can return

    Sportsnet.ca "Mike Babcock doesn’t expect the Detroit Red Wings to have forward Henrik Zetterberg in the lineup at the start of the playoffs. “I don’t know if Zetterberg is even in the picture or not, but the rest of the guys are feeling good,” the Red Wings coach said Thursday on Hockey Central at Noon...." April 10

  • Penguins feel fortunate after win over Red Wings

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Jussi Jokinen had luck on his side Wednesday night. The Penguins felt fortunate, too. A 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings — earned in a shootout when goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's three saves made Jokinen's Round 3 score stand — provided the Penguins a 100th regular-season win at Consol Energy..." April 10

  • Red Wings defeat Sabres, need one point to clinch playoff spot

    Detroit News "Mike Babcock has achieved much in his coaching career already, but Tuesday’s milestone was yet another impressive one. Babcock passed Jack Adams for first place in career wins with the Red Wings with victory No. 414 as the Red Wings defeated Buffalo, 4-2. Possibly more importantly, along..." April 09

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have signed Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension.

  • Two NHL coach of the year candidates match wits today

    USA Today "Two of the top Jack Adams Award candidates will be facing each other this afternoon when the Colorado Avalanche visit the St. Louis Blues. We handicap our favorites to win coach of the year: 1. Patrick Roy (Colorado) The Avalanche were the Western Conference’s worst team last season, and..." April 05

  • Detroit 3, Buffalo 2: With playoffs in sight, Red Wings survive scare

    Detroit Free Press "There were suggestions about being too cute and too cautious afterward, but most of all there was the chatter of celebration. The Red Wings rolled out their fourth straight victory, a 3-2 win Friday against the Buffalo Sabres at Joe Louis Arena. It was not the prettiest performance, but the NHL..." April 05

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Holland said Stephen Weiss not expected to play this season after experiencing multiple setbacks in comeback from hernia surgery.

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk returns Friday; 'I forget I'm a hockey player'

    Detroit News "At times this season, Pavel Datsyuk has had to remind himself exactly what he does. He'll finally get an opportunity to ply his craft Friday when the Red Wings host the Sabres. Datsyuk, who has been bothered by an inflamed knee, hasn't played since Feb. 27, and played four games total since..." April 03

  • Red Wings steal win over Bruins with third-period comeback

    Detroit News "The Red Wings didn’t really belong in Wednesday’s game, if you looked at the statistics or watched for any length of time. The Boston Bruins dominated for long stretches, and were the better team for 40 minutes. But they play 60 minutes. And the Red Wings were just good enough for just long..." April 03

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk aims for Wednesday return

    Detroit News "Maybe Wednesday, maybe Friday. One of these games coming up, Pavel Datsyuk sounds like he’s returning to the Red Wings’ lineup. Datsyuk is going to skate Wednesday morning and he’s pointing toward returning later that night against the Boston Bruins. Which came as news Tuesday to coach Mike..." April 02

  • Daniel Alfredsson, Pavel Datsyuk both out for Detroit Red Wings tonight

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk isn't returning, and Daniel Alfredsson isn't playing, either. What hope there had been within the Detroit Red Wings' dressing room was deflated when Datsyuk came in after today’s morning skate and didn't hesitate when asked whether he would play this evening. "No," Datsyuk..." April 02

  • Pavel Datsyuk returning to Detroit Red Wings this week, but which day?

    Detroit Free Press "Pavel Datsyuk was back to tormenting Detroit Red Wings teammates with his puck-thieving skills — and could be back doing the same to opponents as early as Wednesday. Following a 40-minute practice today at Joe Louis Arena, Datsyuk said he'll be a "game-time decision," against the Boston Bruins..." April 01

  • Wings improve playoff standing with clutch win over Lightning

    Detroit News "You can’t say when, yet, but it’s beginning to sound a lot more accurate than, if. When the Red Wings make the playoffs — not if. Certainly it’s trending that way after another successful weekend, capped by Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay. Coupled with Saturday's victory in Toronto,..." March 31

  • Detroit 4, Toronto 2: Darren Helm nets first career hat trick in Red Wings' win

    Detroit Free Press "Darren Helm was off balance, and it didn’t matter. His speed is his strength, and Saturday night, he blew the Leafs out of their own garden. Helm used his first career hat trick to provide the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-2 victory at Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs, ensuring..." March 30

  • Honeymoon over? Legwand dropped to third line in Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "David Legwand‘s first nine games in a Detroit uniform were pretty good — he scored two goals and five assists, and was getting top-line minutes at center. The last three games? Not so good. Legwand is pointless with an ugly minus-6 rating, and Detroit has lost all three while managing to..." March 28

  • Players returning from injuries help Red Wings, but most aren't at full speed

    Detroit News "The injuries are bad enough, but getting the guys up and running again makes it all the worse. How quickly the Red Wings who are returning from injuries regain their top form will be one of the key factors determining how far the team will last this season. With four teams at 80 points..." March 28

  • Hockey shot-protection gear struggles to secure acceptance among NHL players

    Edmonton Journal "Matt Hendricks pointed to the interior of his right foot, where he had once been struck by a puck that left him with a broken bone, and declared: “two screws.” There have been other cracks caused by unyielding pucks, continued the Edmonton Oilers gritty winger during a discussion about exterior..." March 28

  • Wild 5-4 victory in Detroit for Canadiens

    Montreal Gazette "They’ve probably played sillier games, but what was offered up between the Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena Thursday must rank right up there. The Habs clawed out a 5-4 win over their playoff-desperate hosts, Montreal’s 99th all-time on Detroit ice, to win their fourth straight..." March 28

  • Henrik Zetterberg 'kind of jealous' not to be in Red Wings' playoff hunt

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg walked from the players lounge in the Red Wings dressing room in considerably more comfort than three weeks ago, when he attended Nicklas Lidstrom’s big night. Then, he was so stiff, it was almost painful watching him move. A prodigal son, one of several on the Red Wings,..." March 27

  • Michigan approves funds for Joe Louis Arena demolition

    Detroit Free Press "The Michigan Strategic Fund voted Tuesday to approve $6 million in demolition funds to raze Joe Louis Arena once the Detroit Red Wings move into a new arena on the north end of downtown. Under terms of the agreement for the demolition funds, the new arena must be built before the demolition..." March 26

  • Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg still aiming for playoffs: 'I want to play hockey again this year'

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg got a head start on his playoff beard as he recovers from back surgery. Now, if his team can make it into the postseason for the 23rd consecutive year, it could get a huge boost from Zetterberg's return. Zetterberg, addressing the media Wednesday..." March 26

  • Blue Jackets end skid, double up Red Wings 4-2

    The Cannon "Some of Columbus' most fascinating and meaningful games this season included a goalie change. Some were emotional roller coasters, some were humangous, and a few were just plain fun. Tonight was very much a roller coaster, and not just for the lucky season ticket holders who won yearlong passes..." March 26

  • Pavel Datsyuk resumes skating, Wings GM says he looked good

    CBSSports.com "Just when the Detroit Red Wings are making a big push for the playoffs with a depleted roster they got some encouraging bit of news; Pavel datsyuk is getting closer to a return. On Monday the Red Wings star, who was shut down just after the Olympics for an ongoing knee issue, tweeted that he..." March 25

  • Wild rallies from two-goal deficit to top Detroit in OT

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Finally, the Wild felt justice prevailed Sunday night. Only the Wild can dominate a period the way it did in the first 20 minutes against the Detroit Red Wings and find itself trailing 2-zip at the buzzer. Only the Wild can expend that much energy, drip that much sweat, generate that many..." March 24

  • Detroit 3, Minnesota 2: Red Wings win third straight

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings continued to show they're determined to extend their playoff run, resolutely grinding away for their longest winning streak in over three months. The Wings edged the Minnesota Wild, 3-2, today at Xcel Energy Center, surfacing in the last wild-card spot in the Eastern..." March 23

  • Gustav Nyquist scores 20th, records most goals in NHL over past two months

    TheScore.com "Since Jan. 20, Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist leads the NHL in goals with 15. Take a moment to consider that. With 15 goals in his past 21 games, Nyquist has jumped to the top of Detroit's goal-scoring leader board, and has helped the team stay afloat in the Eastern Conference..." March 22

  • Red Wings' Legwand fined $5,000 for butt-ending

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings forward David Legwand has been fined $5,000 for butt-ending Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in NHL Game No. 1046 in Detroit on Thursday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 16:14 of the third..." March 22

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Helm confirms he is playing tomorrow at Minnesota.

  • Last-second score earns Red Wings win over Penguins, 2 points in standings

    Detroit News "The Red Wings earned an amazing two points Thursday at Joe Louis Arena, two points that could be extremely valuable when the playoff picture is finally sorted out. Daniel Alfredsson scored with 0.4 seconds left in overtime, as Pittsburgh defenseman Rob Scuderi banked the puck past his goalie,..." March 21

  • Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson out 4-6 weeks after finger surgery

    Detroit News "The Red Wings won’t have defenseman Jonathan Ericsson until the playoffs — if they get that far. The team announced Wednesday that Ericsson underwent successful surgery on the middle finger of his left hand. Surgery was required to stabilize a fracture in the finger suffered Tuesday against..." March 20

  • Red Wings Ericsson out at least two weeks, might need surgery for broken finger

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings’ astonishing string of bad luck with injuries continued on Tuesday. Top-pair defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is out with a broken finger that might require surgery on Wednesday. General manager Ken Holland estimated that Ericsson will be out a minimum of two weeks. “We’re..." March 19

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: Jonathan Ericsson has undergone successful surgery. He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks #RedWings

  • Gustav Nyquist scores twice as Red Wings earn crucial victory over Maple Leafs

    Detroit News "They keep losing players, but they keep hanging around the playoff picture. Who knows if the Red Wings will ultimately qualify for the postseason. It’ll likely be close either way. But give them credit for sticking around and not going out easy — if they ultimately go out at all. Behind..." March 19

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Landon Ferraro will play if Todd Bertuzzi doesn't. Justin Abdelkader (cut leg) out 2 weeks per Babcock #redwings

  • With Abdelkader out two weeks, Smith moves to forward

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Red Wings' injury situation has gone from ludicrous to surreal. The Wings announced Tuesday morning that Justin Abdelkader will miss up to two weeks with a leg laceration suffered when he was cut by a skate in Sunday's game in Chicago. Coach Mike Babcock announced after the morning skate..." March 18

  • Blackhawks get Marian Hossa back, get a win

    Chicago Tribune "The Blackhawks looked way out of sorts with Marian Hossa missing from the lineup. With the veteran winger back, they more resembled the team that stormed to the Stanley Cup last season. Hossa returned after a five-game absence with an upper-body injury to help the Hawks break out of the..." March 17

  • Bertuzzi out, Tootoo recalled

    Pro Hockey Talk "The injury problems for the Detroit Red Wings just keep getting worse. Detroit has a myriad of injuries at center and now their troubles have moved to the wing as Todd Bertuzzi will miss Sunday’s game against Chicago with a lower-body injury. Jordin Tootoo was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids to..." March 15

  • Detroit 2, Edmonton 1 (SO): Red Wings sloppy but managed to beat Oilers

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings needed this game to balance their post-Olympics math, to avoid having to cram even harder. They managed to pass Friday night at Joe Louis Arena with a 2-1 shootout victory over the Edmonton Oilers, though it was hardly a textbook performance of how to play well this time of..." March 15