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from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Detroit Red Wings will forward Patrick Eaves will have surgery on Monday to repair his fractured jaw and is expected to be out for six-to-eight weeks, general manager Ken Holland said on Sunday.
“I talked to him, I don’t think he ever lost consciousness,’’ Holland said. “They did a CAT scan. Everything else is OK.
“Once they get in for the surgery, they’ll decide exactly what they need to do.’‘
Watch the video of how Eaves suffered the injury at The Malik Report.
from Bill Roose of RedWings.com,
“In the end, this is where I felt most comfortable, and where I think I can get better every day – and that’s the most important thing to me,” said Eaves, whose uncle, Murray Eaves, played for the Wings from 1987-90. “We were doing those one-year deals for the past two years. It’s part of the process, to hopefully get a longer term deal, and to my wife, it’s a lot better. For me, it’s still season-by-season. So it’s really nice to have that.”
Heading into his third season with the Wings, Eaves feels at home in his role, even though that role has evolved from his rookie season with the Ottawa Senators.
“You have to play in the roles that you’re put in,” he said. “When I started out in Ottawa I was put in a scoring role. As things progressed here I’m in more of a checking role. I don’t mind doing either. You need both to win.”
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via Craig Custance tweet,
Patrick Eaves deal done - $1.2 million per season for three years.
Patrick Eaves, while killing a penalty blocked a Shea Weber shot.
The video tells the rest of the story.
Eaves did return to the game.
note 11:10pm, replaced the original video with one of better quality, the original can still be viewed below the first video….
via a Pierre LeBrun tweet,
Patrick Eaves re-signs in Detroit for one year, $750,000
from Bruce MacLeod of the Macomb Daily,
Eaves got a spot in the Detroit lineup by default. He has played in 40 of the Red Wings’ 51 games this season, including 23 of the past 24.
“It’s unfortunate that we had some injuries, but that got me into the lineup, got me going with (linemates) Helmer (Darren Helm) and Drapes (Kris Draper),” said Eaves. “It’s such a long season, something is going to happen.”
Although injuries got Eaves into the lineup, performance has kept him in. Eaves is now averaging 14:17 of ice time per game, more than Draper or Justin Abdelkader or Drew Miller.
A right-handed shot playing on the right side of Helm and opposite Draper, Eaves is fourth among Detroit forwards with 90 shots on goal, trailing only Henrik Zetterberg, Todd Bertuzzi and Pavel Datsyuk.
He came to Detroit with the reputation of a scorer, but Eaves is playing on a checking third line and is one of the team’s top penalty killers. In fact, the PK gave Eaves his first opportunity to prove himself in Detroit.
from the Universal Cynic,
Yes, it’s not a great sum of money from the Wings in the grand scheme of things, but one must remember that Eaves is injury-prone and has a history of concussions. One false move and he could potentially end up sitting in his closet, talking to his mittens for a third of a season. However, Eaves is still an excellent skater with capabilities along the boards that can be appreciated. And it’s safe to say that with a team like Detroit, his numbers are probably going to rebound, which only bodes well for him at this time, next year.
The Detroit Red Wings signed free agent forward Patrick Eaves to a one-year contract on Tuesday, financial details were not disclosed.
Over his 74 games with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008/09, the 25-year-old scored six goals with eight assists and a plus-7 rating. Eaves has played in 242 career NHL games and has score 45 goals and added 45 assists.
added 3:47pm, Here is an old story on Eaves when he was a sophomore at Boston College…
from Jay Hedstrom of BC Heights (Boston College),
Patrick Eaves, and brother Ben, had a somewhat different childhood than most. The Eaves family had moved 15 or 16 times by the time the boys went off to college. No matter where the family moved, however, the hockey sticks were always packed away.
“It started out in St. Cloud,” recalled the younger brother. “I was three years old, Ben was five. My father built a rink in our backyard. We had a little piece of ice out back. We went out there for about 10 minutes at a time and had to come warm up then go back out.”
To say that the Eaves are a “hockey family” would be an understatement. Patrick’s father, Mike, punched his time card with the NHL for eight seasons, playing for the Minnesota North Stars and the Calgary Flames.
added 4:45pm, According to Wings beat writer Bruce MacLeod, salary is $500K. Also, don’t forget he was recently bought out by the Bruins for $1.1M.