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03/27/2023 at 11:01am EDT






Chiasson not skating.





Nedeljkovic and Hellberg in the nets.






from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Husso hasn’t dressed the past two games after serving as the backup last Tuesday in St. Louis. His most recent appearance was in a 5-2 loss to Florida on March 20. It was his 51st game, which is 10 more than he has played as a professional at any level.

Lalonde said he doesn’t believe the heavy workload contributed to his injury.

“I think this is something that has been underlying for a couple years on him, which is very common for his position,” Lalonde said. “I think it’s just come to the forefront now.”

Lalonde said he doesn’t have any goaltending plans other than he’ll go with whoever plays better. He was pleased with Nedeljkovic’s play in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Philadelphia, when he stopped 19-of-21 shots.

“(Nedeljkovic) warrants another start,” Lalonde said. “We want to kind of make it down the stretch where both guys those, if you play well and give us a chance, you’ll get the net again.”

Fabbri done for season

Lalonde confirmed that forward Robby Fabbri likely is out the remainder of the season after suffering a lower-body injury on March 8.

“I think we’re going to have news here the next couple of days. I don’t expect him back the rest of the year,” Lalonde said. “I think it’s more of a cautious approach with him, looking more towards next year.”



DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed defenseman William Wallinder to a three-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2023-24 season. Wallinder will report to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2022-23 season.
Wallinder, 20, has spent the 2022-23 campaign with Rogle BK in the Swedish Hockey League, recording 26 points (7-19-26), a plus-three rating and 10 penalty minutes in 50 regular-season games, in addition to three points (1-2-3) in nine postseason contests. His 26 points were tied for the most by any skater 22 years of age or younger in Sweden’s top professional league. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound blueliner also tallied eight points (1-7-8) in nine Champions Hockey League games this season, leading all defensemen in the tournament with seven assists. Wallinder played the majority of the 2021-22 season with Rogle, collecting 19 points (4-15-19), a plus-five rating and six penalty minutes in 47 regular-season games along with one goal in 13 postseason appearances. Wallinder was also a member of Rogle’s CHL-winning squad in 2022, posting four penalty minutes in 13 games. Additionally, Wallinder registered four points (1-3-4) in seven games with Rogle’s under-20 team during the 2021-22 campaign.
Originally selected by the Red Wings in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Wallinder made his professional debut with MoDo Hockey in Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan, totaling eight points (1-7-8) and 16 penalty minutes in 61 games in the country’s second tier from 2019-21. Wallinder also logged 35 points (9-26-35) in 47 games with MoDo’s under-20 team and 23 points (6-17-23) in 29 games at the under-18 level. A native of Solleftea, Sweden, Wallinder dished out three assists in seven games for his country at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, winning a bronze medal with Red Wings defenseman Simon Edvinsson. He also captured a bronze medal with Sweden at the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, finishing with a plus-one rating in five appearances.


Looking at the rest of the schedule, and considering the depth of the injury bug, I could see them, realistically, losing 9 out of their 10 next games


Good, need to lose out, get a better draft pick, better chance at improving our draft order, and maybe Yzerman will finally FIRE BLASHILL!


from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

The 32nd overall selection of the 2020 NHL entry draft, Wallinder, 20, just completed his second full season of SHL competition with Rogle, where he was teammates with 2022 Detroit first-round draft pick Marco Kasper. He would up tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 7-19-26 totals from 50 games. Wallinder was logging more than 20 minutes of ice time most game nights on the Rogle blueline.

Wallinder believes that the move to Rogle has taken his game a step further to where he’s now ready to make the transition to North American hockey.

“It went just the way I wanted it to,” Wallinder said. “I got my game going, my defensive game started to work out. I’m in the right direction.”

The scouting report on Wallinder is that he’s a pure skater and a deft puckhandler.

“I’m a big defenseman with great skating,” Wallinder said. “I like to carry the puck and lead the offensive play from the blue line.”

Griffins Short On Rearguards

The loss of Albert Johansson to injury, coupled with the recall to Detroit of Simon Edvinsson is leaving the Griffins a bit shy when it comes to blueline depth. The team reacently added Charlie Curti from the ECHL Toledo Walleye.



re: “I’m a big defenseman with great skating,” Wallinder said.

ruh-roh, suggest Z have a conversation with the rookie about the pitfalls of yapping prior to actually making the bigs..

speaking of, is Z in the opening night lineup next season?

I suspect Fabs is done, period – always loved the guy and what he brought, but just can’t see a sustained injury free future.

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