Defenseman Kyle Quincey has a fractured cheekbone and will miss four to six weeks according to general manager Ken Holland. Whether Quincey needs surgery will be determined in the next week. With Quincey out, this creates an opportunity for Ian White to re-enter the lineup, as he did over the weekend. Kent Huskins is also … Continue Reading →
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Gustav Nyquist has been sent back to Grand Rapids. With the expected return of Darren Helm this week there was no reason to make Nyquist a healthy scratch Wednesday against Minnesota. The Wings have 12 healthy forwards as it is and can promote Nyquist leading to the West Coast trip later this week. Helm will … Continue Reading →
Pavel Datsyuk has gone 10 games without a goal. It’s a lengthy streak, but interestingly, Datsyuk has gone through more droughts that have been much longer. Datsyuk’s longest stretch without a goal is 21 games, from Nov. 5 2002 to Jan. 28, 2003 (he missed 18 games in between due to injury). In all, Datsyuk … Continue Reading →
Defenseman Ian White is back in the Red Wings lineup Sunday afternoon against Columbus. White had missed the last six games, all being a healthy scratch. With White playing, defenseman Brian Lashoff is a healthy scratch. White has one goal and one assist in 14 games, and is a minus-2. The veteran defenseman expressed disappointment … Continue Reading →
Another Red Wings injury? It appears to be, as the team just announced late in the second peirod that defenseman Kyle Quincey will not return because of a left leg injury. Quincey’s leg was beneath Columbus forward Artem Anisimov when Anisimov fell to the ice earlier in the period. Anisimov’s head and neck took the … Continue Reading →
It sounds like forward Johan Franzen is definitely close to returning. Franzen has missed the last four games with a sore hip flexor. But he’s been skating and practicing hard this week, and said Thursday he could be back by the weekend. “Hopefully,” Franzen said. “I’m getting an ultrasound today to see if it’s healed, … Continue Reading →
Jimmy Howard has an upper body injury according to the Red Wings and will not return to this evening’s game in Nashville. Howard was lifted after giving up two goals, 8:34 into the game. He was replaced by Jonas Gustavsson.
What a terrible start to the season this has been for Mikael Samuelsson. After returning to the Red Wings lineup Sunday, Samuelsson is out again tonight in Nashville. Samuelsson was hit on his left hand during the morning skate – a shot by Ian White during a power paly drill got him – and he … Continue Reading →
The Red Wings have recalled goalie Jonas Gustavsson and sent down goalie Petr Mrazek to minor league affiliate Grand Rapids. Gustavsson, who has been troubled with a groin injury, stopped 26 of 27 shots Sunday for Grand Rapids in a 2-1 victory over Charlotte. Mrazek lost a 3-2 decision to Minnesota Sunday, making his NHL … Continue Reading →
Pavel Datsyuk is back in the Red Wings lineup this evening. Datsyuk missed Friday’s game with a bruised shoulder but took part in Sunday’s morning skate and said he was feeling better. With Datsyuk playing, Patrick Eaves was bumped out of the lineup.