DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings defenseman Simon Edvinsson underwent successful surgery on his left shoulder on Monday, May 1. Recovery time is expected to be 4-6 months.
Edvinsson, 20, was Detroit’s first round selection (sixth overall) in the 2021 National Hockey League Draft and made his NHL debut with the Red Wings on March 18, 2023, against the Colorado Avalanche. The 6-6, 209-pound defenseman also notched his first career NHL goal on March 23 vs. the St. Louis Blues. In total, Edvinsson appeared in nine games for Detroit this season, tallying two points (2-0—2) and 12 PIM while averaging 17:04 time on ice per game. The Kungsbacka, Sweden, native also appeared in 52 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League in 2022-23, finishing with 27 points (5-22—27) and 52 PIM.
That's going to inhibit summer training alot😕
Yes, that is a bummer. He can afford to bulk up a bit to be more able to play physically at the NHL level. That will be hard to do now. On the other hand, I thought he looked very good in his 9 games and considering he did that with a bad shoulder . . .
Jiminy Christmas, can this team catch a break w prospects?
Can't depend on Ed to make the seasoning opening starting 6 now.
Sumbitch. Yeah he’ll probably ease into some games in GR in November/December, or later. Good news is he’ll be able to skate and maybe participate in some workouts, but the upper body development is going to be delayed, maybe a full season even by the time he catches up.
Young guy, and hard to say since I don’t know what exactly was done, and I’m no pharmacist.
NEW YORK (May 2, 2023) – The National Hockey League announced today a time change for the 2023 NHL Draft Lottery, which now will be held at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, May 8.
The event, conducted at NHL Network’s Secaucus, N.J., studio, will be broadcast on ESPN, Sportsnet and TVA Sports.
If I was an influential media mogul, I would ask NHL, Inc., why the actual drawing is not broadcast live for the world to watch as it happens. There appears to be no reason for this not to be done other than they do not want the fans to see it as it happens, for whatever reasons they justify.
This smacks of the thumb-in-your-eye-and-you’ll-like-it attitude of the NHL towards hockey fans.
Probably because the actual mechanism is reverse-climactic. There's more drama in revealing the picks from 16 down to 1 than there would be revealing 1 then 2 then 3-16.
Isn't there usually a post-broadcast youtube video which shows the actual process being performed?
Bill Daly: "Nothing for you to see here, really..........we're in control of the ping-pong balls.......and we promise the process will be done fairly.....we will then let you know the results at a later date...Trust us, we know what we're doing."
I remember seeing the 2020 lottery when the Rangers won the first pick. They showed the balls with the team logos and the lottery man was alternating opening and closing the chute with the ranger ball coming up. Saw it once and never again. Hmmm
2020 had a different procedure because of Covid, there are no balls with logos anymore
from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
What Does His Detroit Future Hold?
The Red Wings have Czarnik, 30, under contract for another season. On a two-way deal, Czarnik gets a base salary of $775,000 in the NHL and $450,000 in the AHL.
The epitome of a journeyman, Detroit is Czarnik’s fifth NHL club. He’s played 171 NHL games, counting 18-32-50 numbers.
“He has been around,” Larkin said. “He’s smart and he’s got a great stick. He breaks up a lot of plays with his stick.”
In 2023-24, Czarnik figures to be filling the same role within the organization. He’ll start out in Grand Rapids, filling a leadership role on and off the ice. Should he be needed in Detroit, Czarnik has proven that he can be counted on as a bottom-six NHL forward.
“I trust Czarnik,” Lalonde said. “He gave us good minutes early on. He gives us a right shot. He’s available to take a draw or two in that right dot. We’ll plug him in, slot him and go.”
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