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Wallner: Griffins will get Lorito back from shoulder injury this Friday
The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that the Grand Rapids Griffins will be getting back their co-leading scorer this Friday: [Matt] Lorito, a winger who has missed the past eight games with a shoulder injury, is expected to play Friday when the Griffins host San Jose. "Yeah, I'm…
Posted by George Malik on 01/24/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Bruins game-day articles: Coreau vs. Rask and Miller(s) return(s)
Updated 4x at 4:16 PM: The Detroit Red Wings face the Boston Bruins this evening (7 PM EST on FSD/NESN/97.1 FM), and the teams' morning skates revealed that Tuukka Rask will start tonight despite suffering from migraines yesterday; for the Red Wings, personnel decisions were a little more murky, as…
Posted by George Malik on 01/24/17 | Comments 2

Coyotes’ Peter Holland fined for punching Ondrej Palat
From the NHL's Department of Player Safety: Arizona’s Peter Holland fined $3,611.11, the maximum allowable under CBA, for a punch to an unsuspecting opponent,Tampa Bay’s Ondrej Palat. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) January 24, 2017 added 4:43pm,   here's what Holland was fined for today, from Saturday's game pic.twitter.com/1PkmND4ZvY —…
Posted by George Malik on 01/24/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Bruins morning skate Tweets and articles: Coreau vs. Rask; ‘Millers’ return for Det, Bos
The Detroit Red Wings face off against the Boston Bruins this evening (7 PM EST start on FSD/NESN/97.1 FM), with the Red Wings hoping to pounce upon a Bruins team that's lost 4 straight games, including a 4-1 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday. According to BostonBruins.com's Eric Russo,…
Posted by George Malik on 01/24/17 | Comments 16

Drew Miller officially recalled by Red Wings
From the Red Wings: MILLER REJOINS RED WINGS … Detroit Visits Boston Tonight and Hosts Toronto Tomorrow Prior to All-Star Break … DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled left wing Drew Miller from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Miller, 32, has recorded 106 points (56-50-106) in…
Posted by George Malik on 01/24/17 | Comments 3

Red Wings-Rangers quick take: it only takes one mistake
The Detroit Red Wings aimed for a home-ice win against the struggling New York Rangers on Sunday, and in what was admittedly a bit of a snoozer... The Wings made one mistake in OT--affording the Rangers a 2-on-1 rush against--and that's all the Wings needed to lose 1-0 in overtime.…
Posted by George Malik on 01/22/17 | Comments 13

Wings lose Vanek
Thomas Vanek was hit in the groin area by an Andreas Athanasiou shot at the end of the 1st period, and he didn't return to the Wings-Rangers game: UPDATE: Thomas Vanek will not return. #NYRvsDET #RedWings — Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 22, 2017 Here's the Vanek injury. pic.twitter.com/epeIX7CHd7 —…
Posted by George Malik on 01/22/17 | Comments 8

The overnight report: Red Wings-Sabres wrap-up—hold ‘em up in Buffalo
The Red Wings' 3-2 OT loss to the Buffalo Sabres was...let's say it was officiated according to "old time hockey" rules, and Danny DeKeyser was stripped of the puck by Ryan O'Reilly twice, once in overtime, a hand-on-body grab and then a stick-to-the-hands play. On some nights, those plays are…
Posted by George Malik on 01/21/17 | Comments 15

Wings fogged in, this time literally
According to the Free Press's Helene St. James and MLive's Ansar Khan, the Red Wings will spend the night in Buffalo due to weather-related reasons: Red Wings unable to travel home to Detroit tonight due to fog at Metro airport, will overnight in Buffalo instead. — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames)…
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 2

Red Wings-Sabres quick take: point gained, frustrating point lost
The Detroit Red Wings faced off against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night, with the Wings looking to extend their 3-game winning streak against a Sabres team whose goaltender, Anders Nilsson, has one of the best home-ice records in the league. Nilsson out-dueled Petr Mrazek despite 70 Wings shot attempts…
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 25

Evening news: A Game-Day Preview video; Vanek on Vanek; Helm returns
Of Red Wings-related note this evening: 1. Here's the Wings' Game-Day Preview video... 2. And here's a video of the team applying stickers commemorating Joe Louis Arena memories to the West Entrance of the Joe:
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Sabres game-day articles and videos: Mrazek vs. Nilsson; Helm in, Glendening…ill…
Updated 6x at 2:06 PM: The Detroit Red Wings and Buffalo Sabres held their morning skates ahead of tonight's game (7 PM EST on FSD/MSG B/97.1 FM), and the Buffalo Sabres stated that they'd start Anders Nilsson in goal opposite Petr Mrazek and that Tyler Ennis will play for Buffalo…
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 0

NBC to spotlight Larkin, McDonagh during Sunday’s Wings-Rangers game
NBC Sports is going to spotlight Dylan Larkin and Ryan McDonagh during Sunday's Wings-Rangers matinee: “STAR SUNDAY” NHL GAME OF THE WEEK FEATURES RYAN MCDONAGH & DYLAN LARKIN – N.Y. RANGERS FACE DETROIT RED WINGS SUNDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBC Ryan McDonagh & Dylan Larkin Will Be Featured…
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Sabres morning skate Tweets and articles (and a trade rumor): Helm in, Nilsson vs. Mrazek
The Detroit Red Wings face the Buffalo Sabres this evening (7 PM EST on FSD/MSG B/97.1 FM), with the Wings hoping to continue their 3-game winning streak tonight. The Sabres hit the ice at KeyBank Center first for their morning skate, as noted by NHL.com's Joe Yerdon...
Posted by George Malik on 01/20/17 | Comments 7

Custance updates the Red Wings prospects’ progress
ESPN's Craig Custance has spent this week assessing prospect progress across the NHL, and today, he penned an Insider-only article discussing the Atlantic Division's prospects. Here's what he had to say about the Red Wings' prospects: Detroit Red Wings Preseason ranking: The graduation of Dylan Larkin to the NHL dropped…
Posted by George Malik on 01/19/17 | Comments 5

CTE project’s wife on NHL denial: ‘It feels like a slap in the face..’
TSN's RIck Westhead discusses the NHL's denial of CTE with Scott Parker and Dani Probert: Bob Probert’s widow says of NHL’s denial of link between concussions & CTE: “It feels like a slap in the face...” https://t.co/70ZQ67G3d1 — Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) January 19, 2017
Posted by George Malik on 01/18/17 | Comments 1

Red Wings-Bruins quick take: shootout decides a shoot-em-up
The Detroit Red Wings played an incredibly important game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday evening, attempting to narrow their 7-point deficit on the Bruins as the Wings push to make a late-season run for a playoff spot. Tonight represented the first of two games over the course of a…
Posted by George Malik on 01/18/17 | Comments 34

Ken Holland appears on TSN 690 Montreal
Red Wings GM Ken Holland appeared on TSN 690 Montreal's "The Morning Show" yesterday, and I'll quote TSN's summary of his 20-minute interview: The GM of the Red Wings, Ken Holland, joined the Morning Show to talk about his goalie situation, Thomas Vanek, the plan for his team at the…
Posted by George Malik on 01/17/17 | Comments 1

The overnight report: Red Wings-Penguins wrap-up: the goal (wow!) and the game
For Red Wings fans, there was the goal, and there was the game. The goal was Andreas Athanasiou's gorgeous end-to-end rush, breakaway and goal against Marc-Andre Fleury... And the game was a much-needed 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, a victory that delivered exactly what the Red Wings needed after…
Posted by George Malik on 01/15/17 | Comments 4

Red Wings-Penguins quick take: a template game?
The Red Wings returned from a very mediocre 7-game road trip to take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night, hoping that the confines of home would finally turn friendly. The Red Wings found their offense in a big way, generating goals from six goal-scorers and receiving a superb 28-save…
Posted by George Malik on 01/14/17 | Comments 9

Athanasiou dekes and dangles through…everybody
Andreas Athanasiou scored an elegant end-to-end breakaway goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night:
Posted by George Malik on 01/14/17 | Comments 4

Red Wings to collect smoke detectors on Saturday, January 14th
From the Red Wings: RED WINGS AND ZETTERBERG LAUNCH 15TH ANNUAL SMOKE DETECTOR COLLECTION PRESENTED BY COMERICA BANK … In-Game Collection Set for Saturday, Jan. 14 vs. Pittsburgh at Joe Louis Arena … DETROIT – As part of the 15th Annual Smoke Detector Collection, the Detroit Red Wings and captain…
Posted by George Malik on 01/12/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings to hold ‘District Detroit Night’ on January 14th vs. Pittsburgh
From PR Newswire: Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Development Team Up to Host The District Detroit Night at Joe Louis Arena on January 14 -Detroit Red Wings game night will feature exclusive promotional items, videos and news about The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in…
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 0

Caples on the Scott Matzka charity game
Michigan Hockey's Michael Caples penned an article regarding the University of Michigan Alumni's game against the Red Wings Alumni to raise funds for Scott Matzka: It was an emotional night at Yost Ice Arena, for all parties concerned. It’s hard to watch a member of your family fall ill. Family,…
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 0

All about Jake Paterson
The Toledo Blade's Mark Monroe profiles Toledo Walleye goaltender Jake Paterson today: The confidence of Walleye goaltender Jake Paterson continues to build as the young netminder has taken on the lion’s share of work between the pipes this season. At 22, Paterson has nearly a season-and-a-half of pro hockey under…
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 0

Wings-Hawks tailings: on power play time and post-game comment videos
Of late-breaking note from the Red Wings' 4-3 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks last night: 1. MLive's Ansar Khan penned a late-breaking recap that notes the penalty disparity between the Blackhawks (7 power plays) and the Red Wings (9 seconds of power play time) last night: The Red Wings…
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 5

The overnight report: Red Wings-Blackhawks wrap-up—a point lost/gained, and lessons learned
Depending on your perspective, the Red Wings either coughed up a desperately-needed point to the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, or they managed to rally from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to earn a hard-earned point in a 4-3 OT loss to Chicago. I believe that there's truth in both narratives:…
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 53

Ducks acquire Jhonas Enroth
The rare 1 AM trade: NEWS: #NHLDucks acquire goaltender Jhonas Enroth from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 7th-round draft pick in 2018. pic.twitter.com/tR8TtmdoWO — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 11, 2017 Enroth will report to the @SDGullsAHL. Full release: https://t.co/OvuuXsQA1r — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 11, 2017
Posted by George Malik on 01/11/17 | Comments 0

Prospect news: A pair of OHL games and the Griffins’ weekly release
Of prospect-related note: In the OHL, Jordan Sambrook finished at +2 with 4 shots as his Erie Otters won 6-3 over Kitchener; Can Filip Hronek win by losing? He finished at -2 with 2 shots as his Saginaw Spirit lost 11 to 2 to the Flint Firebirds; [Edit: in the…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Blackhawks quick take: they got a point, not two, but made progress
The Red Wings aimed to steal a rare win from the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night. The Wings hoped that Justin Abdelkader and Mike Green's respective returns from injuries would bolster their lineup, especially on the league's worst power play. The Red Wings' power play got a whole 10 seconds…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 15

Some pre-game bummer news about Smith and Kronwall
The Free Press's Helene St. James and MLive's Ansar Khan have not-so-good news regarding the injured Brendan Smith and Niklas Kronwall: Brendan Smith (knee) is out st least 2 more weeks. #RedWings — Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 11, 2017 #RedWings injury updates: Brendan Smith (sprained knee) and Niklas Kronwall…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 1

Evening news: A Game-Day Preview video; on Nielsen the grateful All-Star and news you can use
Updated with Brendan Smith news at 7:39 PM: Of Red Wings-related note this evening: 1. The Red Wings posted their Game-Day Preview video, which includes Frans Nielsen, Mike Green, Justin Abdelkader, coach Jeff Blashill and forward Tomas Tatar: 2. Frans Nielsen may be a strange selection for the All-Star Game,…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 0

Riley Sheahan and Brendan Smith will take part in ‘Red Wings Days at Meijer’
From the Red Wings: RILEY SHEAHAN AND BRENDAN SMITH SET TO APPEAR AT METRO DETROIT MEIJER LOCATIONS ... Sheahan to Appear at First “Red Wings Day at Meijer” on Sunday, Jan. 15 in Lincoln Park … DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan and defenseman Brendan Smith are set…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 0

The Fourth Period talks Wings and the expansion draft
The Fourth Period's David Pagnotta discussses the Red Wings' possible expansion draft strategy: The first thing, beyond trade deadline thinking, Holland and his staff need to worry about is June's expansion draft. By all accounts, they're at risk of losing either goalie Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek, or defenseman Danny…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 32

Wallner: Griffins take in a yoga session to freshen up
The Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner reports that the Grand Rapids Griffins have chosen to change things up with a hot yoga session to help time pass more constructively between games: Members of the Grand Rapids Griffins, guys who make a living playing on ice, took a break Tuesday…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Blackhawks game-day articles: Hawks debate ASG selections as Wings get Abby, Green back
Updated 7x at 3:34 PM: The Detroit Red Wings face an incredibly stiff task in battling the Chicago Blackhawks this evening (8:30 PM EST on FSD/WGN/97.1 FM), but the morning skate brought good news for the Wings: Justin Abdelkader and Mike Green will officially return for the Wings, who are…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 0

Red Wings-Blackhawks morning skate Tweets and articles: Abdelkader, Green to return
The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to pull off a rare win in Chicago against the Blackhawks this evening (8:30 PM EST on FSD/WGN/97.1 FM), and MLive's Ansar Khan noted how incredibly poor the Wings' record against Chicago has been over the past couple of years: * The Blackhawks are…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 10

Frans Nielsen named to NHL All-Star Game Roster
According to the NHL's press release, the following Red Wings player will represent the team at the All-Star Game in Los Angeles: F Frans Nielsen (DET) MLive's Ansar Khan confirms... Frans Nielsen will represent #RedWings at NHL All-Star Game. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 10, 2017 As does the Free…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 21

The overnight report: Red Wings-Blackhawks set-up—winning against Chicago would be ‘big’
The Detroit Red Wings' "Dads' Trip" consists of the final two games of their 7-game road trip, starting with tonight's affair against the Chicago Blackhawks (8:30 PM EST on FSD/WGN/97.1 FM), and a win against the 26-12-and-5 Blackhawks would be monumental for the 17-18-and-5 Wings. Detroit's practice on Monday revealed…
Posted by George Malik on 01/10/17 | Comments 16

Khan: Zetterberg addresses the Wings’ need to ‘get on a run’
After the Red Wings practiced in Taylor today, Henrik Zetterberg spoke with the media regarding the Wings' need to get "on a run," as MLive's Ansar Khan noted: "We're getting down to crunch time, we all know that," Zetterberg said. "We know how many games we have left, we know…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 0

Krupa: Blashill not the fall guy as Wings struggle
The Detroit News's Gregg Krupa argues that Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill should not have to shoulder the vast majority of the blame for the Red Wings' underwhelming, under-performing 2016-17 campaign: Their playoff chances are so narrow they must reap about 65 percent of the points available in the 42…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 16

Prospect news: Saarijarvi discusses WJC experiences; Griffins prepare for Great Skate
Of disparate prospect-related note: In the KHL, Alexander Kadeikin didn't play in Lokomotiv Yaroslavl's 3-1 win over Dynamo Riga; In the OHL, the Mississauga News's Ian Colpits spoke with the Mississauga Steelheads' players regarding their World Junior Championship experiences, and Vili Saarijarvi put a "happy face" on a difficult situation…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 0

Articles from practice: Abdelkader, Green likely to return soon; getting ready for the Dads’ Trip
Updated 6x at 5:18 PM: As Paul reported, the Red Wings practiced at the Taylor Sportsplex before heading off to Chicago for tomorrow's game against the Blackhawks (8:30 PM EST on FSD/WGN/97.1 FM), and based upon the team's practice lines, it appears that Justin Abdelkader and Mike Green will return…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 0

The overnight report: On inconsistency, Vanek and Mantha and alumni on alumni games
As the Red Wings return to practice today, they will be searching for the simple equation that has escaped their hockey-playing efforts thus far: consistency of play from game to game. The Wings' beat writers hammered home the "inconsistency is the problem" message during Sunday's off day because the players…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 5

Prospect news: Nastasiuk, Paterson contribute to Walleye OT win
Of prospect-related note: In the ECHL, Nolan Zajac had the OT winner and an assist, Shane Berschbach had 2 assists, Wings prospect Zach Nastasiuk scored a goal and Jake Paterson stopped 21 shots as the Toledo Walleye defeated the Fort Wayne Komets 4-3 in OT. The Walleye's website filed a…
Posted by George Malik on 01/09/17 | Comments 0

‘Three Things’: Regarding the Wings’ defensive issues, Terry Sawchuk and Robbie Russo on GR
Of Red Wings-related note this morning: 1. MLive's Ansar Khan penned a late-breaking recap of last night's 6-3 Wings oss to San Jose, and Khan duly noted that the Wings were actually happy with their offensive production, but disappointed in their inability to stifle the Sharks' offense-from-the-point: "I think we…
Posted by George Malik on 01/08/17 | Comments 7

The overnight report: Red Wings-Sharks wrap-up and something of a ramble
The Red Wings never gave up against the Sharks despite ultimately losing 6-3 to San Jose, and at this point in the season--with the Wings in absolutely desperate need to get some of their injured veterans back, and a week involving meetings with the Blackhawks, Stars and Penguins in the…
Posted by George Malik on 01/08/17 | Comments 17

Prospect news: Griffins defeat Rockford; Tyson Spink scores a hat trick for Walleye; Marsh scores 2
Of prospect-related note: In the AHL, the Grand Rapids Griffins received 2 goals and an assist from Ben Street, a goal and 2 assists from Tomas Nosek and a 28-save performance from Cal Heeter as Grand Rapids won 6-1 over the Rockford IceHogs. The Griffins' website filed a recap:
Posted by George Malik on 01/08/17 | Comments 1

Red Wings-Sharks quick take: Wings can’t take away the Sharks’ patented point shot plays
The Detroit Red Wings attempted to wrap up the California portion of their 7-game road trip on a high note, taking on the slumping-at-home San Jose Sharks on Saturday evening. The Wings regrettably caught the Sharks on a bad night--San Jose was determined to out-detail the Wings as they wished…
Posted by George Malik on 01/08/17 | Comments 4

Evening news: On Vanek and Nielsen, injury updates, Jensen and Coreau
Of game-time Red Wings-related note: 1. Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen get along particularly well, and they make things happen on the ice, too. As the Wings' beat writers found on Saturday, one may lead to the other, as noted by the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan... One of the most…
Posted by George Malik on 01/07/17 | Comments 0

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