Damien Brunner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Damien Brunner terminates contract with Devils, signs in Switzerland

    CBS Sports "Damien Brunner's time with the New Jersey Devils and in the NHL has, for the time being, come to an end. After passing through waivers unclaimed, the Devils and Brunner agreed to terminate the remainder of his contract, making Brunner a free agent and able to sign anywhere he wants. It did not..." December 13

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Salvador (bruised collarbone) and Brunner (charley horse in left leg) both out again for Devils today.

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    NHLDevilsPR @NHLDevilsPR

    RW Damien Brunner (lower body) will not return. #NJDevils

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Jon Merrill confirmed he is not playing tonight. Brunner would not say he is definitely playing, but said it looks good that he will.

  • Raphael Diaz included in Switzerland's 25-man roster for Sochi

    TSN "Switzerland has announced its 25-man roster for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Russia. The complete list, according to the Swiss Hockey News, is as follows: Goalies: Reto Berra, Jonas Hiller, Tobias Stephan. Defenseman: Severin Blindenbacher, Raphael Diaz, Philippe Furrer, Roman..." January 06

  • Devils' Damien Brunner expected to miss at least four weeks

    CBS Sports "Just as he was beginning to find his game with the New Jersey Devils, forward Damien Brunner will miss significant time with a right knee injury sustained in Friday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks. "He'll be out a minimum of four weeks," New Jersey general manager Lou Lamoriello told the..." December 21

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    DeBoer said Brunner will play tonight unless he "seizes up" after morning skate. Josefson will come out.

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    NHLDevilsPR @NHLDevilsPR

    Lou Lamoriello announces #njdevils have signed Damien Brunner to a multi-year contract. #NHL

  • Devils sign Damien Brunner to two-year, $5 million contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils today signed Swiss forward Damien Brunner to a two-year $5 million contract. Brunner 27 had been in training camp on a tryout but he impressed general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Pete DeBoer enough to merit being signed. "He came to camp without a contract and showed us what..." September 24

  • Damien Brunner willing to wait for 'the right NHL deal'

    The Hockey News "Agent Neil Sheehy who represents free agent forward Damien Brunner recently told a Swiss newspaper his client is prepared to wait for as long as it takes to find the right NHL deal. Sheehy claimed there are NHL teams interested in the 27-year-old and remains confident his client will play in..." August 18

  • Where unsigned Wings Daniel Cleary, Damien Brunner will land is mystery

    Detroit News "Detroit — Some issues rolling around the NHL during a relatively quiet summer with training camp about a month away. Cleary is a bona fide professional solid guy on and off the ice and makes whatever team he’s with better. Brunner is a question mark but given the glimpses of goal-scoring..." August 13

  • Are Devils eyeing free agent Damien Brunner?

    CBS Sports "Ilya Kovalchuk's "retirement" from the New Jersery Devils was big in a lot of ways, one of which was to tangibly weaken the Devils on the ice for the upcoming season. It's tough to fill his skates on the top line, even tougher a week after free agency opened in the NHL. GM Lou Lamoriello has to..." July 15

  • Wings' shifts focus to signing Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary

    Detroit News "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland met with the agents for potential unrestricted free-agent forwards Damien Brunner, Valtteri Filppula and Daniel Cleary over the weekend, but progress on new deals was slow. All three can become unrestricted free agents on July 5. There was speculation..." July 01

  • Damien Brunner wants lengthy deal, 'loves Detroit'

    Detroit Free Press "Damien Brunner wants to remain in Detroit, and he wants to be around for several years. That’s about how far the Red Wings have gotten in their negotiations with Brunner, who is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent July 5. Brunner’s agent, Neil Sheehy, told the Free Press on Tuesday..." June 26

  • Red Wings weigh the pros and cons of free agent-to-be Damien Brunner

    Detroit Free Press "Damien Brunner enjoyed his time with the Detroit Red Wings, and they enjoyed employing him. Now the tricky part: What to do for a sequel. Brunner, 27, is two weeks from becoming an unrestricted free agent. His camp and general manager Ken Holland are working on a contract extension. Brunner..." June 21

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner ponders future as free agent

    Detroit News "The energy was something to remember, but Damien Brunner will take something else out of his first Stanley Cup playoffs experience. The games truly are different than the regular season. “I don’t think I’ve ever had as many crosschecks in my back and slashes on my calves,” Brunner said of..." June 18

  • Four forwards among the Red Wings' unrestricted free agents

    Detroit Free Press "General manager Ken Holland spent the first half of his post-playoffs week juggling an early batch of player exit interviews. Such meetings basically fall into two camps: For young players, it’s “get stronger,” and for older players, it’s “get healed.” Then there are the guys eligible to become..." June 06

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner impressing teammates with skill, attitude

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings teammates know Damien Brunner gets it on the ice. He has got that instinct for knowing where to be, that knack for being wherever the puck is headed. Off the ice, it’s a laughing matter. Off the ice, he’s a guy who shows up daily with bed-head hair and a big smile and disposition that..." May 20

  • Wings Swiss import Damien Brunner finds a home on third line

    Detroit News "It's difficult to say whether the pressure of the playoffs is affecting forward Damien Brunner. Brunner goes about his business every day the same way, win or lose, with an impish smile and happy-go-lucky attitude. "I don't think he has a clue as to what is going on," goaltender Jimmy Howard..." May 20

  • Damien Brunner makes up for Game 3 gaffe with game-winner

    Detroit Free Press "Damien Brunner stopped feeling bad about himself late Monday night. Gustav Nyquist had put the puck into Anaheim’s crease and Brunner was chasing, chasing redemption and revival. He put the puck into an open net, then disappeared into armloads of jubilant teammates. Brunner’s goal at 15:10 of..." May 07

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner gets last laugh with redemptive winner

    Detroit News "Damien Brunner's redemption song began as more of a catcall. Or a punchline. But it ended Monday night with the beautiful sound of a horn — and the happy screams of his teammates — as the Red Wings' rookie forward scored the overtime winner to beat Anaheim, 3-2, in Game 4 of the Western..." May 07

  • Damien Brunner scores in OT and Red Wings pull even with Ducks

    Detroit News "Now it's a best-of-three series. Damien Brunner scored at 15:10 of overtime Monday night, giving the Red Wings a thoroughly entertaining 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller stopped Gustav Nyquist on a partial breakaway, but Brunner was trailing on the play and put..." May 07

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner (hip) to return vs. Sharks

    Detroit Free Press "The Red Wings took Monday off to rest and recover from demanding travel and expect to be at least one body healthier by their next game. General manager Ken Holland said Monday that he expects forward Damien Brunner to play Thursday, when the Wings host the San Jose Sharks. Brunner has..." April 09

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner (hip flexor) out indefinitely

    Detroit Free Press "Damien Brunner skated for about 15 minutes Thursday, but remains sidelined indefinitely Brunner is bothered by a sore hip flexor that's nagged for a while. "I tried," he said. "I thought it was going to be better, but it felt not that good. It's actually been bothering me since a couple of..." April 05

  • Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says shorter locks will help Damien Brunner

    Detroit News "It's because of the hair. Or more precisely, lack of it. That's the reason Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is convinced Damien Brunner will be coming out of a scoring slump. "The new haircut, he looks faster," Babcock said of Brunner, who got his haircut last weekend in Los Angeles. "He'll..." March 26

  • Wings' Damien Brunner makes up for late turnover with shootout goal

    Detroit News "That's two shootout victories this season courtesy of Damien Brunner. Continuing to look like the steal of free agency, Brunner scored the lone shootout goal in the Red Wings' 2-1 victory over San Jose on Thursday. Brunner won an earlier shootout game in Columbus this season with a..." March 01

  • Damien Brunner's four-point night leads Red Wings to 8-3 rout of Canucks

    Michigan Live "Jimmy Howard, starting on back-to-back nights, wasn't sharp in the first period Sunday, and neither was his defense. It didn't matter, because the Detroit Red Wings enjoyed a power surge at the expense of Roberto Luongo, beating the Vancouver Canucks 8-3 at Joe Louis Arena. Damien Brunner..." February 25

  • Wings F Damien Brunner makes first multi-point game super

    Detroit News "Damien Brunner's first multi-point game in the NHL certainly came in style Sunday against Vancouver. Brunner had two goals and assisted on two others, a four-point night, in the Red Wings' 8-3 victory. A great night for sure, but Brunner took it a little in stride. He's had better games..." February 25

  • Red Wings' Damien Brunner flourishing in NHL due to his maturity, Swiss experience and skill level

    Michigan Live "If Damien Brunner was a typical first-year NHL player he might be the front-runner for the Calder Trophy. But, he is not your standard newcomer to this league. He's older (26), more mature, more seasoned from having played professionally at a high level in Switzerland for several years. That..." February 25

  • Should the Red Wings Sign Damien Brunner to an Extension?

    Winging It In Motown "Coming into the lockout shortened season the Red Wings had a ton of question marks. One of them was where Swiss league star Damien Brunner would fit in with this team. There was a ton of speculation about whether he'd be given a real chance to succeed or he'd be treated like previous newcomers in..." February 12

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