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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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 →
General manager Ken Holland said defenseman Ian White has been cleared and will likely play Tuesday against Calgary. White suffered a deep leg laceration, just above the knee, Jan. 22 against Dallas when goalie Jimmy Howard’s skate sliced him during a play near the crease. White has missed the last five games but his return … Continue Reading →
And down goes another defenseman. The Red Wings have announced between periods that Brendan Smith will not be returning because of an upper body injury. No further details were disclosed. The Red Wings are already without defenseman Ian White (leg laceration) and Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder). Brian Lashoff is the lone available extra defenseman.
Okay, who had Brian Lashoff in the pool as the Red Wings first goal scorer of the season? Nobody. But Lashoff put the Wings ahead 1-0, Ian White added the other goal, and the Wings lead 2-1 after two periods. Columbus forward Cam Atkinson cut the lead to 2-1 when he got sprung on a … Continue Reading →
Ian White has been passionate about his support for the Players Association and his frustration about commissioner Gary Bettman throughout this lockout. Friday, White’s frustration boiled over. “I personally think he’s an idiot,” said White Friday after a workout. “Since he’s come in, he’s done nothing but damaged the game. “The moves he’s made, teams … Continue Reading →
Looks like Brendan Smith will be sticking around another day – or a few more. With defenseman Ian White (fractured cheekbone) coming off the injured list tomorrow and playing against Calgary, the Wings have assigned forward Fabian Brunnstrom to Grand Rapids. Brunnstrom’s wife, incidentally, is expecting the couple’s first child any day now, so he gets to me with her. And Smith, who the Wings were really impressed with, gets to stay with the big club, and might play with the Wings tomorrow, as coach Mike Babcock said one defenseman is “sore” and may not able to play.
No word yet on whether Brendan Smith is staying with the Wings for the remainder of this trip. I wouldn’t be surprised if he does. There should be a chance later in the week to get him into the lineup, either in Los Angeles or Anaheim. And we saw on the Kronwall play (who luckily escaped serious injury) how important it is to have depth. With Ian White (cheekbone) unavailable, might as well keep Smith on board.