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The overnight report: Stadium Series alumni news; on Howard’s mask and significant figures

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

Regarding the Stadium Series, the Free Press's Helene St. James confirms that Steve Yzerman and Darren McCarty will take part in the Stadium Series Alumni game, and that Mickey Redmond will coach the alums, all per Wings assistant GM Kris Draper, and she has news regarding Sergei Fedorov as well:

Kris Draper, the organizer of the Wings alumni team - who'll also play - told the Free Press on Tuesday evening that Yzerman "is in." It's quite a coup, given Yzerman is general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning, and that weekend leads into the NHL trade deadline.

As the Free Press was the first to report Monday, Mickey Redmond will coach the team.

Draper said Darren McCarty and goaltender Ty Conklin also have been added to the list of Wings alumni. McCarty's commitment means fans will get to see the 40-something incarnation of the Grind Line, as Draper and Kirk Malty also are on the roster. So are Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom. Draper said he is still in talks with Sergei Fedorov, who is general manager of the Kontinental Hockey Team's CSKA Moscow team. "Depending on his KHL's team schedule," Draper said, "he really wants to play."

Also regarding the Stadium Series, via RedWingsFeed, goalie mask artist Ray Bishop spoke with InGoal Media's Cat Silverman regarding the themes present on Jimmy Howard's Stadium Series mask:

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Jimmy Howard’s Stadium Series mask has a baseball theme

Mask designer Ray Bishop's posted an Instagram picture of Jimmy Howard's Stadium Series mask, which pays tribute to Detroit Tigers greats given that the Wings will be playing the Avs at Coors Field:

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St. James: Wings go on their All-Star Break vacations

From the Free Press's Helene St. James:

Danny DeKeyser had a flight booked straight to the Bahamas. He was among many Detroit Red Wings who maximized their All-Star break by opting to stay in New York following their last game, Monday’s 4-2 victory at the New York Islanders, and then taking off directly from there this morning.

Whereas some teams play as late as Wednesday night, the Wings have the good fortune to get a whole week off.

“We have a little bit of a longer break, so it’s nice,” DeKeyser said after scoring for the sixth time this season Monday. “I’ll be in the Bahamas for a few days, laying on a beach, soaking up some vitamin D.”

Speaking to reporters after the game, Brad Richards joked he was waylaid in getting a head start because “I’d be in the shower already if you guys weren’t here.

“The older you get, you enjoy that time off, because you have to put more work in as you get older and this team does a lot of work off the ice. It’s a good time to recharge. Rest is so huge coming down the back stretch.”

St. James continues, and she confirms that the Wings' games in Tampa Bay and Miami will constitute the Moms' Trip.

Update: The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan also spoke with the Wings about their physical and mental vacation:

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Prospect news: Athanasiou feeling like himself again after knee sprain; Griffins file weekly release

Of prospect-related note:

In the SHL, Axel Holmstrom played 14:08 and won 50% of his faceoffs in Skelleftea AIK's 4-1 win over Rogle;

In the FInnish Liiga, Julius Vahatalo didn't play in TPS Turku's 4-3 win over Assat;

In the AHL, the Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner spoke with Andreas Athanasiou regarding his return from a sprained knee:

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Red Wings’ latest ‘There’s More to the Story’ video profiles Dylan Larkin

The Red Wings have produced a 6-minute video profiling Dylan Larkin as part of the, "There's More to the Story" series, and the video's superb:

The Red Wings have also produced videos detailing the stories of Pavel Datsyuk...

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Mid-day news: Kicking tires, ‘vote for Larkin,’ power rankings and more

Of Red Wings-related note this afternoon:

1. From Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman's "30 Thoughts":

9. Not a lot new on the Drouin watch. Originally, there was a lot of talk about Robby Fabbri (I’m guilty of this one), but I don’t think that’s the case anymore. St. Louis continues to have interest, although Fabbri’s inclusion seems unlikely. They like him and he’s fit in nicely. Also heard Detroit snooped around, but it’s hard to see a trade match.

Yzerman isn't going to trade Drouin within the division, but Ken Holland's theme song might be, "Kick Every Tire" (sung to the tune of "Climb Every Mountain" from the Sound of Music).

2. If you are a Twitter person, the NHL's Breakaway Challenge finalists are being voted upon, and #NHLBreakawayLarkin = a vote for Dylan Larkin to take part in the event:

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Morning news: Tatar to star in GoPro feature; Wings-Islanders tailings and highlights

Of Red Wings-related note this morning:

1. Tomas Tatar's going to kick off a series of GoPro-themed programming called "NHL After Dark" on the NHL Network starting on Wednesday, February 3rd. Here's the pertinent part of the press release...

Each episode of NHL After Dark™ will feature NHL stars on the ice in training sessions with hockey luminaries Mike Murphy and Mike Johnson. The debut episode, which will launch on Wednesday, Feb. 3, will feature the dazzling stickhandling skills of Detroit Red Wings forward Tomáš Tatar as he's put through the paces.

And here's the trailer for the series:

2. In the text department, MLive's Ansar Khan spoke with Jeff Blashill, Danny DeKeyser and Brad Richards about the Wings' win over the Islanders and the benefits of the team's 8-day All-Star break:

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Islanders wrap-up—Wings go into the break on a winning note

The Red Wings' 4-2 win over the New York Islanders was less than an elegant affair, but Detroit made a little magic here and there:


The Islanders were frustrated with their effort, and they felt that their long break due to Saturday's canceled game played against the team's momentum for the first two periods, as they told Newsday's Arthur Staple...

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Red Wings-Islanders quick take: Wings play their road game to a tee, defeat the Isles

The Red Wings entered their final game of the pre-All-Star break schedule facing a team that they'd never defeated as members of the Eastern Conference, and faltering in the standings as the 50-game mark approached. The New York Islanders had won 3 out of 4 heading into tonight's game, and were running on all cylinders as the Wings skated at the Barclay's Center for the first time.

The Red Wings played a bit of a rope-a-dope game against the offensively-explosive Islanders, but the Wings, beleaguered pair of Jonathan Ericsson and Alexey Marchenko included, earned full marks for a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the Islanders on Monday night.

Detroit did what it's been unable to do thus far in scoring not only a go-ahead goal, but also an insurance goal--a 2-goal margin for error--and the Wings needed Danny DeKeyser's goal to count when Mikhail Grabovski raced in on a breakaway that Petr Mrazek wasn't able to stop (one of the few times that Mrazek was unable to absolutely dominate in the net).

The Wings gave up that late 3rd period goal but held on, got an empty-netter to salt it away, and the Wings go into the All-Star Break with a very well-deserved and well-earned victory.

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