from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
It’s more than likely that Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Simon Edvinsson will be playing his last NHL game of the season on Monday.
“It might make sense to give him the home games and go from there,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde was saying late last week....
Through his first eight NHL games, Edvinsson, 19, is displaying the level of promise that led the Wings to be making him the sixth player chosen in the 2021 NHL entry draft. He’s scored two goals, is playing 16:50 per game, has delivered 10 hits and is averaging 3.56 blocked shots per game.
At the same time, Edvinsson is -5. Among Detroit defensemen, only Gustav Lindstrom (2.09) is averaging more giveaways per game than Edvinsson (1.78)....
“Consistency in his game,” Lalonde assessed as Edvinsson’s biggest challenge to overcome. “His fingerprints were on some goals (against Pittsburgh). “I think that’s some of that inconsistency a young D-man goes through.
“The first goal against, we hadn’t given up a chance, he turns it over and compounds the mistake by attacking the rush. All the sudden it’s a two-on-one on top of us, and ends up in the back of our net a few seconds later.”...
“I think eliminating those type of mistakes, because you can see the skill-set, some of the things he’s done offensively,” Lalonde said. “But simplify your game. You’re not going to get away with certain things against certain players in the league. I think (Pittsburgh) was a pretty good lesson for him.
“This would be an easy message, the good and the bad, and just learn how to limit those mistakes and manage your game.”
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled left wing Taro Hirose from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions.
from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Just returning from knee surgery once can be a long, painful and frustrating process for any athlete.
Forward Robby Fabbri has done it. And not just once. But, remarkably, three times, including when Fabbri returned to the lineup on January 4 after tearing his right ACL in March 2022.
The Detroit chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated Fabbri as the Red Wings’ candidate for the 2023 Masterton Memorial Trophy.
The award goes to the NHL player who best demonstrates perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
Fabbri has endured even more this season.
Good for Fabbri, who has had horrible luck. I will be attending my final game tonight as a season ticket holder. Hoping for a good effort against the Steers.
Don’t be a Gamewrecker!!
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