Detroit Red Wings Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Petr Mrazek, G4/29/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek allowed just one goal in the Game 7 loss to the Lightning on Wednesday.
Insight: Mrazek only had to make 15 saves, but that wasn't enough as Tampa Bay scored on a one-timer in the third period to win. Mrazek had no chance to make the save. Tampa Bay added an empty-net goal and won, 2-0. Surely, the media will begin speculating what will happen to Red Wings coach Mike Babcock this offseason.
Tomas Tatar, LW4/27/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored two goals during Monday's loss to the Lightning.
Insight: He also had five shots on goal and now has three goals in the series.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/25/2015 9:05:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and was plus-one in the, 4-0, victory over the Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Saturday.
Insight: Datsyuk scored on the power play, which was Detroit's second goal on the man advantage in the game. The goal was also the third of the game and came with under five minutes to go, so it pretty much sealed the victory for Detroit. Red Wings fans probably loved seeing the late third goal after blowing a two-goal lead the other night. Game 6 is on Monday, and Detroit leads, 3-2.
Petr Mrazek, G4/25/2015 9:00:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek recorded his second shutout of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals as Detroit beat Tampa Bay, 4-0, in Game 5 on Saturday.
Insight: Mrazek stopped all 28 shots he faced. Even with the hiccup in Game 3 where Mrazek allowed four goals on 18 shots, he has posted a .940 save percentage and 1.91 GAA. Detroit leads the series, 3-2.
Gustav Nyquist, LW4/23/2015 10:04:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal Thursday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He also had three shots and a plus-one rating ont he night. Joakim Andersson also lit the lamp for Detroit on Thursday.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/21/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk got Detroit going in Game 3, scoring the game's first goal on a deflection as the Red Wings went on to beat the Lightning, 3-0, in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Insight: Tomas Tatar took a shot from the point that Datsyuk redirected into the net. Datsyuk was tied for the team lead with four shots on net. He has two goals and an assist in the series as Detroit leads, 2-1.
Petr Mrazek, G4/21/2015 9:46:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the, 3-0, victory over the Lightning on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.
Insight: There was a little bit of debate whether Detroit should stick with Mrazek or switch to Jimmy Howard, who played the third period of Game 2. Coach Mike Babcock made the right choice to stick with Mrazek as he picked up his first career postseason shutout. The underdog Red Wings lead the series, 2-1.
Petr Mrazek, G4/18/2015 5:39:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek was pulled during Saturday's loss against the Lightning.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 18 shots and was lifted after two periods. Jimmy Howard took over and allowed on goal one 12 shots. It will be interesting to see who Detroit rolls with for Game 3.
Petr Mrazek, G4/16/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 44 saves in the Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Lightning on Thursday.
Insight: Mrazek stopped 44-of-46 shots in the, 3-2, victory. After a rough finish to the season for both Mrazek and fellow Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard, it was unclear who would start in net. It is now clear that Mrazek is the man after his performance in Game 1.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/16/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored a pair of goals in the, 3-2, victory in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Lightning.
Insight: Datsyuk opened up the scoring in the first period and then scored on the power play eight seconds into the second period. On first goal, Datsyuk deflected the first shot of the game passed Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, and then on the second score, Datsyuk displayed his tremendous skill that was overlooked when the experts picked Tampa Bay to win this series easily. Game 2 will be on Friday.
Tomas Tatar, LW4/9/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored a goal Thursday against the Canadiens.
Insight: Tatar has been impressive this season. He now has 29 goals and 55 points through 81 games overall.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/7/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded two points during Tuesday's win over the Panthers.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-one rating. Datsyuk now has 25 goals and 63 points through 62 games this season.
Darren Helm, C4/5/2015 8:30:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored Detroit's only goal in the, 2-1, loss on Sunday.
Insight: Helm recorded four shots on goal and scored on the power play. He has 14 goals and 16 assists in 72 games this season.
Petr Mrazek, G4/5/2015 8:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek played well in the loss to the Capitals on Sunday.
Insight: The Red Wings are trying to settle their goalie situation going into the playoffs, and Mrazek appears to be the guy. He made 26 saves on 28 shots in the, 2-1, loss. Of course, Detroit still has to clinch a playoff spot with the Ottawa Senators just three points back and a game in hand.
Stephen Weiss, C4/2/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss had a goal and an assist in Detroit's heart-breaking loss to Boston on Thursday.
Insight: Detroit took a, 2-0, lead on Weiss' power-play goal early in the third period, but Boston scored three unanswered goals to win in regulation, 3-2. Weiss has nine goals and 14 assists in 47 games this season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW3/31/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored the only Detroit goal in Tuesday's, 2-1, loss to the Senators.
Insight: Nyquist scored in the second period on a pass from Justin Abdelkader. Nyquist has 25 goals and 27 assists this season.
Petr Mrazek, G3/31/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 33 saves in the loss to the Senators on Tuesday.
Insight: Mrazek is likely starting in the hopes of lighting a fire under Jimmy Howard before the playoffs. Mrazek played well versus Ottawa, allowing just one goal which came in the final five minutes of regulation. Unfortunately, Mrazek was pretty awful in the shootout, saving just one of four attempts. He is 15-7-2 this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/29/2015 7:41:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded two points during Sunday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: He had missed the past two games with a lower-body injury, but returned in styile with a goal and an assit. Datsyuk now has 24 goals and 60 points through 59 games this season.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/28/2015 7:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored his 10th goal of March on Saturday versus the Lightning.
Insight: As The Sports Network suggested on Wednesday, Abdelkader is a prime waiver wire pickup candidate because he has just been on fire this month. Ten of his 23 goals this season are from March while he also has 23 penalty minutes this month. If owners need those two categories, go pick up Abdelkader.
Petr Mrazek, G3/28/2015 7:27:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek stopped all 23 shots he faced on Saturday to record a shutout over the Lightning.
Insight: Mrazek didn't look sharp in his last two starts, losing to the Panthers and Sharks, but he was great on Saturday. The shutout was his second of the season and second in his last six starts.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW3/26/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal on Thursday versus San Jose.
Insight: He now has 17 goals and 62 points through 69 games this season. Typical campaign for Zetterberg.
Jimmy Howard, G3/26/2015 10:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was pulled on Thursday night.
Insight: He allowed three goals on just 10 shots against San Jose. Petr Mrazek took over, but Howard will be Detroit's horse heading into the postseason.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/24/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and an assist in the overtime loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday.
Insight: Detroit never led in the game, but they also never trailed by more than one as Arizona and Detroit alternated on nine goals. Abdelkader scored in the second period and then assisted Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal to tie it at four. Abdelkader has been very good in March with eight goals and two assists this month. It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
Jimmy Howard, G3/22/2015 3:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard picked up a win Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: He made 23 saves on 24 shots on goal. Howard is now 21-12-9 overall.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/22/2015 3:04:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader netted the overtime winner Sunday against the Blues.
Insight: It was a power-play goal and his 20th of the season. Abdelkader also had an assist, seven shots, four penalty minutes, and a plus-one rating. Erik Cole also tallied for Detroit.
Jimmy Howard, G3/20/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed just two goals, but Detroit lost, 3-1, to Tampa Bay on Friday.
Insight: The final goal was an empty-netter. Howard made 29 saves in the loss. He is 20-12-9 this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/18/2015 2:45:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) will miss Detroit's next two games.
Insight: Datsyuk will miss Thursday's and Friday's contest, and it is unknown if he will be ready for Sunday's game. Stay tuned.
Petr Mrazek, G3/15/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek had an incredible game against the Penguins on Sunday.
Insight: Detroit won, 5-1, so not many fans are going to point to Mrazek as a key to the game, but he made 42 saves. Mrazek was standing on his head at times, and some of those saves were big early in the game. He certainly redeemed himself from his last start, which was also against the Penguins in which Mrazek allowed four goals in two periods.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/14/2015 6:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored, but Detroit lost, 7-2, on Saturday to Philadelphia.
Insight: Abelkader scored in the second period to cut the Flyers lead to, 2-1, but Philadelphia scored five of the game's final six goals. Abdelkader has 19 goals and 18 assists in 60 games this season.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/12/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the team's lone goal during Thursday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Abdelkader also had three shots on goal and seven total penalty minutes. He now has 18 goals, 36 points, and 52 penalty minutes through 59 games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW3/9/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg had a hat trick of assists on Monday.
Insight: Ok, so that's not quite the same as three goals, but Zetterberg was spectacular, setting up his teammates on three scores. He has 15 goals and 41 assists in 61 games this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/9/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in the, 5-3, victory over the Oilers on Monday.
Insight: Datsyuk assisted Teemu Pulkkinen's goal and then scored an empty-netter in the third period. Datsyuk has 23 goals and 33 assists in 54 games this season.
Jonas Gustavsson, G3/8/2015 3:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson was pulled on Sunday against Boston.
Insight: He allowed four goals on 23 shots, before being lifted in the second period. Jimmy Howard took over and stopped 6-of-7 shots on goal. Gustavsson is now 3-3-1 overall.
Gustav Nyquist, LW3/8/2015 3:12:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal during Sunday's loss versus Boston.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the day. Nyquist now has 22 goals and 45 points through 64 games this season. Luke Glendening and Marek Zidlicky also tallied for Detroit.
Justin Abdelkader, RW3/6/2015 10:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader had a pair of goals in the loss to the Flames on Friday night.
Insight: Abdelkader scored the first two goals of the game, getting one of those scores on the power play. But then, Calgary stormed back, scoring the last five goals of the game as the Red Wings lost, 5-2. Abelkader has 16 goals and 18 assists in 56 games this season.
Jimmy Howard, G3/4/2015 11:27:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 39 saves in the, 2-1, overtime victory versus the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Howard was making his first start since Feb. 26. He was just superb in a game between two of the best teams in the eastern conference. Howard is now 19-8-9 this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW3/4/2015 2:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg has been cleared to play on Wednesday.
Insight: Zetterberg has missed the past four games after being punched in the head by Jamie Benn. Get him active in all lineups.
Jonas Gustavsson, G2/28/2015 7:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 37 saves in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Gustavsson allowed three goals, but Detroit came back to win in the third period. Gustavsson is 3-2-1 as the backup goaltender in the Motor City this season.
Niklas Kronwall, D2/28/2015 7:11:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had two assists and a plus-two rating in the, 4-3, victory over the Predators on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit scored two goals in the final period to comeback and win. Kronwall assisted both those goals, which were scored from Alexei Marchenko and Tomas Tatar. Tatar's goal came on the power play. Kronwall has seven goals and 30 assists in 61 games this season.
Jonas Gustavsson, G2/25/2015 9:37:00 AM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson made 26 saves and allowed just one goal on Tuesday but lost to the Kings, 1-0.
Insight: Gustavsson doesn't get enough playing time to be fantasy relevant, but it was a nice game nonetheless. He is 2-2-1 with a 1.91 GAA and .924 save percentage.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW2/23/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg will not play on Monday against the Ducks.
Insight: Zetterberg took a blow to the head from Jamie Benn on Saturday, so he will not play on Monday. Coach Mike Babcock said Zetterberg will likely not play on Tuesday either. Fantasy owners will miss him as he has 15 goals and 34 assists in 57 games this season.
Niklas Kronwall, D2/22/2015 9:33:00 AM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall netted the game-winner in overtime Saturday versus Dallas.
Insight: He did so 36 seconds into the extra session, and also had an assist in the game as well. Kronwall now has seven goals and 33 points, but is not a relevant option.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/22/2015 9:32:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded four points during Saturday's thrilling overtime win over the Stars.
Insight: He had two goals and two assists, along with four shots and a plus-three rating. Datsyuk now has 19 goals and 47 points through 46 games this season.
Jimmy Howard, G2/18/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 32-of-34 shots to beat the Blackhawks, 3-2, on Wednesday.
Insight: Detroit won the game in a shootout. This was Howard's first win since returning from his injury on Feb. 11. Howard is 17-8-8 this season.
Darren Helm, C2/18/2015 10:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored a goal and an assist in the, 3-2, shootout victory over the Blackhawks on Wednesday.
Insight: Chicago outplayed Detroit in the first period, outshooting them 17-6, but the game was still scoreless. The Red Wings outshot the Blackhawks the rest of the game. Helm assisted Tomas Tatar's goal and then scored his own late in the third period to give the Red Wings a, 2-1, lead. Chicago rallied to tie, but Detroit won in the shootout.
Jimmy Howard, G2/16/2015 10:56:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard took a tough loss Monday versus Montreal.
Insight: He allowed just one goal and 28 shots. Howard is now 16-8-8 overall, and has seemingly found his way back atop the depth chart.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/14/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had two goals and an assist in the, 5-4, shootout loss to the Jets on Saturday.
Insight: Datsyuk gave Detroit a, 3-1, lead but Winnipeg responded with the next three goals. Datsyuk then tied the game at four to send the contest into overtime. Datsyuk has 17 goals and 25 assists in 43 games this season.
Petr Mrazek, G2/11/2015 10:32:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek was pulled during Wednesday's loss against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Mrazek had his three-game winning streak snapped, and allowed four goals and 17 shots. Jimmy Howard replaced him, and stopped all four shots on goal. Both goaltenders are worth owning for now.
Petr Mrazek, GHot2/9/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek is expected to start Wednesday against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Mrazek is 13-4-1 in 17 games this season after winning his thirs straight game Saturday. However, Jimmy Howard will be his backup which means he's almost ready to return to the starting lineup and Mrazek's fantasy value will soon take a significant hit.
Jimmy Howard, G2/9/2015 3:13:00 PM
Description: Red Wings starting goalie Jimmy Howard will back up Petr Mrazek Wednesday night, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Mrazek has won three straight to raise his record to 13-4-1 with a 2.42 GAA and .914 SV%, so the team can wait until Howard is 100 percent. Howard has been out since Jan. 10 with a groin injury.
Tomas Tatar, LW2/8/2015 8:50:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar recorded three points during Saturday's victory over the Coyotes.
Insight: He had a goal and two assists, along with five shots and a plus-two rating. Tatar has been solid all season, and now has 23 goals and 39 points through 52 games.
Jimmy Howard, G2/3/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard hopes to be back on Feb. 11 according to MLive.com.
Insight: Howard has been out since Jan. 10 with a groin injury. Owners have sure missed him as he has posted a 2.11 GAA and .920 save percentage. Howard will be welcomed back into the Red Wings and fantasy lineups.
Petr Mrazek, G1/31/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 22 saves in the, 4-1, victory over the Islanders on Saturday.
Insight: Mrazek allowed just one goal on 23 shots. He has done a decent job in the pipes replacing the injured Jimmy Howard. He is 11-4-1 in 17 games this season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW1/31/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored on Saturday versus the Islanders.
Insight: Nyquist scored on the power play to give Detroit an insurance goal in the third period. The Red Wings beat the Islanders, 4-1. Nyquist has 20 goals and 18 assists in 50 games this season.
Darren Helm, C1/29/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored a goal on Thursday.
Insight: Unfortunately, it was Detroit's only goal as the Red Wings lost, 5-1. Helm has nine goals and 12 assists in 49 games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW1/27/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal in the, 5-4, victory over Florida on Tuesday.
Insight: That was Zetterberg's 15th goal of the season. He also had 30 assists as he is just behind the ppg pace with 45 points in 48 games. Zetterberg scored 32 seconds into the second period on passes from Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist.
Luke Glendening, C1/27/2015 10:14:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right winger Luke Glendening scored a pair of goals in what is the biggest scoring night of his young NHL career.
Insight: Glendening scored just one goal in 56 games last season and surpassed that total with two goals on Tuesday. Owners still shouldn't rush to the waiver wire to pick up Glendening, though, as he has just six goals and three assists in 48 games this season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW1/20/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist recorded two points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had a goal and an assist, along with two shots and a plus-two rating. Nyquist needs to be in the starting lineup everytime Detroit takes the ice.
Tomas Tatar, LW1/17/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar recorded three points during Saturday's victory over the Predators.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with four shots and a plus-two rating. Tatar now has 20 goals and 32 points through 45 games this season. It has been a breakout campaign for him.
Johan Franzen, RW1/17/2015 11:28:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen is still suffering from headaches according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: That probably means Franzen is still suffering from concussion like symptoms. He is not at all close to returning. Fantasy owners should not plan on having him next week.
Petr Mrazek, G1/15/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in a victory over the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Mrazek allowed a goal with under a minute to go that tied the game for the Blues, but Detroit was able to win in overtime. Mrazek is 7-3-1 with solid numbers backing up Jimmy Howard. If you need a goalie, you could do worse than Mrazek.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/15/2015 10:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winning goal in overtime versus the Blues on Thursday.
Insight: Detroit blew a one-goal lead with under a minute left in regulation, but Datsyuk scored with under five seconds left in overtime to win. Datsyuk has 15 goals and 17 assists in 33 games this season.
Tomas Tatar, LWHot1/13/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored in Detroit's, 3-1, victory over Buffalo on Tuesday.
Insight: Mike Weber scored for the Sabres to cut the Detroit lead to one, but Tatar responded about two minutes later for Detroit. Tatar has 17 goals and 11 assists in 43 games this season.
Petr Mrazek, G1/13/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 25 saves in the, 3-1, victory over the Sabres on Tuesday.
Insight: Mrazek allowed just one goal on 26 shots. He is now 6-3-1 this season and will remain the Red Wings starter as long as Jimmy Howard is out.
Petr Mrazek, G1/10/2015 9:44:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek made 12 saves in relief of the injured Jimmy Howard.
Insight: Howard had to be taken off on a stretcher due to a groin injury, so Howard owners will want to go grab Mrazek. He was 5-2-1 in eight games coming into Saturday's action.
Jimmy Howard, G1/10/2015 8:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard left Saturday's game on a stretcher due to a groin injury according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Howard injured himself on a save attempt less than two minutes into the game. Howard entered the game with a 2.08 GAA and .921 save percentage and was named to the All-Star roster prior to Saturday's game.
Justin Abdelkader, RW1/7/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal and two assists in Detroit, 4-2, victory over Edmonton.
Insight: Abdelkader assisted Kyle Quincey's goal and then scored on the power play. He also assisted Pavel Datsyuk's power-play score. Abdelkader has 10 goals and 11 assists in 33 games this season.
Jimmy Howard, G1/7/2015 9:44:00 AM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard made 21 saves in a, 4-2, victory over the Oilers on Tuesday.
Insight: Howard allowed two goals to post a .913 save percentage. He is 16-7-7 with a 2.08 GAA and .913 save percentage this season.
Darren Helm, C1/1/2015 12:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored two goals during Wednesday's victory against the Devils.
Insight: He also had six shots on goal and a plus-two rating on the night. However, Helm is not a relevant option, as he has 18 points through 38 games.
Jimmy Howard, G12/29/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard faced a ton of shots and stopped most of them, but not enough to beat the Bruins.
Insight: Howard made 40 saves on 44 shots, which is good enough for the save percentage but doesn't help many owners as far as GAA goes. Howard and the Red Wings lost to the Bruins, 5-2. The last goal was an empty-netter.
Jakub Kindl, D12/29/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl is expected to miss Monday's game against Boston due to an elbow issue, according to red Wings beat writer Ansar Khan.
Insight: Kindl hasn't been able to stay healthy this season. He has two goals and seven assists in 28 games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW12/27/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist in Saturday's victory over the Senators.
Insight: Zetterberg assisted Justin Abdelkader's scored with 15 seconds left in the first period and then scored on the power play in the third period to tie the game. Gustav Nyquist then won it in overtime. Zetterberg has eight goals and 24 assists in 36 games this season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW12/27/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored the game-winning goal to lift Detroit over Ottawa in overtime, 3-2.
Insight: Nyquist now has 14 goals and eight assists this season. He is really the most reliable Red Wing fantasy player because he has the best chance of remaining healthy all season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW12/19/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Friday's loss to the Islanders.
Insight: He also had three shots on goal and a plus-one ating on the night. Zetterberg now has six goals and 22 points through 33 games.
Jimmy Howard, G12/16/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard had the rare shutout and loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: Howard stopped all 29 shots he faced to record his 20th career shutout, but Columbus got the better of him in the shootout. Howard is 13-5-7 this season.
Niklas Kronwall, D12/13/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored Detroit's only goal of Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Kronwall had two shots on net and finished minus-one. Detroit lost, 4-1. Kronwall has five goals and 13 assists this season.
Jimmy Howard, G12/12/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Friday's shootout loss to the Panthers.
Insight: He stopped 24-of-26 shots on goal. Howard is now 13-5-6 on the season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW12/10/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal on Wednesday night.
Insight: It was Detroit's lone regulation goal, and Nyquist also had seven shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. He now has 17 points through 29 games.
Jimmy Howard, G12/6/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed two goals in Saturday's win against the Rangers.
Insight: He faced 29 total shots, and improved his record to 13-5-4. Howard continues to be a great option in net.
Riley Sheahan, C12/6/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Riley Sheahan scored a goal in Saturday's win over the Rangers.
Insight: Sheahan now has six goals and 15 points on the season, however he can be left waiver wires for the time being.
Pavel Datsyuk, C12/4/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist on Thursday.
Insight: Datsyuk had three shots on net and finished plus-two. He has been a welcome addition to the Red Wings and fantasy lineups with 11 goals and eight assists in 15 games.
Darren Helm, C12/4/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Darren Helm scored twice on Thursday against the Stars.
Insight: Helm scored the first goal of the game about four minutes into the first period. He added an insurance goal at the 13:07 mark of the third period. Helm has four goals and nine assists this season.
Jimmy Howard, G12/2/2014 10:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed four goals in Tuesday's loss to the Panthers.
Insight: Howard faced 31 shots on goal, and even with the loss, he still has a solid record. Howard is 11-5-4 overall.
Justin Abdelkader, RW11/28/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored a goal in Detroit's comeback victory in New Jersey on Friday.
Insight: Abdelkader scored on the power play about half way through the second period to make the Devils' lead, 4-3. Detroit added another goal in the third period and won in a shootout. Abdelkader has seven goals and eight assists this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C11/26/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk scored two goals in his return to action.
Insight: He had not played since November 16th, but retruned in a big way. Datsyuk now has 13 points in 11 games.
Jimmy Howard, G11/24/2014 10:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals but found a way to win Monday against Ottawa.
Insight: Howard made 23 saves on 26 shots on goal, for only an .885 save percentage. He will look to be better next time out, but was able to raise his record to 9-4-4.
Jimmy Howard, G11/22/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed three goals in Saturday's loss to Toronto.
Insight: He made 24 saves, but dropped his record to 8-3-4 on the season.
Tomas Tatar, LWHot11/20/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored twice on Thursday to help Detroit defeat Winnipeg, 4-3.
Insight: Tatar scored an unassisted goal in the second period and then scored the game-winning goal at the 15:10 mark of the third period. Tatar has eight goals and three assists this season.
Justin Abdelkader, RW11/20/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched a goal and an assist on Thursday versus the Jets.
Insight: Abdelkader was plus-one with three shots on goal. He has six goals and eight assists on the season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C11/20/2014 3:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not play Thursday, but could return by the weekend.
Insight: He missed three games with a groin injury. Datsyuk is a must start when he playes (11 points in 10 games) he just can't get healthy.
Jimmy Howard, G11/18/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well and shut out the Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
Insight: He stopped all 28 shots on goal, and raised his record to 8-3-4. Owners should be very pleased.
Gustav Nyquist, LW11/18/2014 9:37:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a goal in Tuesday's win against Columbus.
Insight: It was his ninth goal of the season, and Nyquist now has 12 points through 18 games, along with a +1 rating.
Jimmy Howard, G11/14/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Blackhawks.
Insight: He stopped 25-of-26 shots on goal, and has now won two of his past three games. Howard is 7-2-4 on the season.
Johan Franzen, RW11/14/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored his fifth goal of the season.
Insight: He has played well, and now has 11 points in 10 games this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C11/10/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return on Friday against the Blackhawks according to MLive.com.
Insight: He missed the past two games with a groin injury. Datsyuk skated on Monday but did not go full speed.
Jimmy Howard, G11/8/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard allowed just two goals in limited action on Friday against the Devils.
Insight: The start earned Howard the victory and helped the goals against average, but since he faced just 17 shots, Howard's save percentage in the game was just .882. The Detroit goaltender is 6-2-3 in 11 starts this season.
Johan Franzen, RW11/8/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen scored the game-winning goal on the power play in the second period against the Devils on Friday.
Insight: Franzen scored to give Detroit a 3-1 lead. Niklas Kronwall added to the lead, and the Red Wings beat the Devils, 4-2. Frazen has three goals and five assists this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C11/7/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his groin on Friday morning and will not play against the Devils Friday night.
Insight: Datsyuk suffered the injury in the morning skate. The Red Wings center has been great with 10 points in eight games, but the problem is he has only played in eight games due to injury. Datsyuk is day-to-day.
Tomas Tatar, LWHot11/5/2014 11:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar scored with under eight seconds left to tie the game, 3-3, and send it into overtime against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Tatar had a shot that went wide a few seconds before his game-tying goal. On his second chance, he didn't miss a wide open net. Detroit, however, allowed a power play goal and lost in overtime.
Jonas Gustavsson, G11/5/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will start on Wednesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Jimmy Howard stopped 21-of-31 shots on Tuesday and get the night off. Gustavsson has a 1.45 GAA and .935 save percentage in two games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW11/4/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's loss to the Senators.
Insight: Zetterberg has been extremely solid thus far, and now has four goals and 15 points on the season. Owners should be pleased with his production.
Johan Franzen, RW11/2/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will return to the lineup on Sunday against the Sabres according to Detroit News.
Insight: Franzen has missed two weeks with a groin injury. He will skate on the second line with Gustav Nyquist and Darren Helm.
Jimmy Howard, G10/31/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well in Friday's win over the Kings.
Insight: He made 28 saves in a 5-2 win, and is now 5-1-2 on the season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW10/31/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored two goals on Friday.
Insight: He also had an assist, but was -1 on the night. Nyquist now has seven goals on the season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C10/31/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk recorded three points in Friday's win over the Kings.
Insight: Datsyuk had two goals and one assist, and after a slow start to the season, he now has seven points in the last four games. He also chipped in seven shots on goal and was +1 on the night. Owners need to enjoy Datsyuk's hot streak.
Jimmy Howard, G10/29/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 25-of-27 shots for the win over the Capitals.
Insight: He is now 4-1-2, and should be considered a solid fantasy option in net, moving forward.
Pavel Datsyuk, C10/29/2014 10:00:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's win.
Insight: It was only his second goal and fifth points of the season. Datsyuk was also +2 on the night, making him even on the season, and owners are hoping that Wednesday's performance gets him rolling.
Justin Abdelkader, RW10/29/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader notched three points in Wednesday's win over Washington.
Insight: He had two goals and an assist, along with three shots on goal and two penalty minutes. Abdelkader now has five goals and eight points, and has been a nice surprise early this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C10/25/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk notched his first goal of the season, in Saturday's loss to Philadelphia.
Insight: He tied the score at 2-2 in the third period, but Detroit went onto lose 4-2. Datsyuk has been off to a slow start, as he has only three total points, but owners should expect a breakout shortly.
Niklas Kronwall, D10/23/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored two goals and had an assist in the comeback victory over the Penguins on Thursday.
Insight: Kronwall scored with five minutes left in the first period to cut the Pittsburgh lead to one. The Penguins led, 3-1, until Henrik Zetterberg scored a nice goal in the slot to make it 3-2. With the net empty, Pavel Datsyuk dangled the puck in front of the Penguins net and passed it back to the blue line. Kronwall scored on a slap shot. Detroit won, 4-3, in overtime.
Justin Abdelkader, RW10/23/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader scored the game-winning goal on Thursday against the Penguins in overtime.
Insight: Abelkader left the game in the first period aftre a puck hit him in the face. He was instrumental in the Red Wings comeback, finishing with a plus-two rating and three shots on goal.
Johan Franzen, RW10/23/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen (groin) was moved to the injured reserve a couple of days ago to make room for Pavel Datsyuk, but could return when eligible on Saturday.
Insight: When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Justin Abdelkader, RW10/22/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader left Thursday's game against the Penguins after getting hit in the face with the puck.
Insight: With under five minutes to go in the first period, a Red Wing shot missed the net high and nailed Abdelkader just below his visor in his nose. He went to the locker room for repairs.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW10/21/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the team's only goal in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Canadiens.
Insight: It was his second goal of the season, and he now has seven points overall. The question with Zetterback is, can he stay healthy? If so, he will be a dynamic player in 2014-15.
Jimmy Howard, G10/21/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard played well despite losing in overtime to Montreal.
Insight: He made 34 saves on 36 shots on goal, but it wasn't enough for the Wings. Howard is now 2-2-1, but is still a solid fantasy option.
Pavel Datsyuk, C10/21/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday night.
Insight: We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but here we are five games into the season and Datsyuk is set to make his season debut. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Jimmy Howard, G10/20/2014 12:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) is practicing Monday, according to Chuck Pleiness and could return for Tuesday's contest with Montreal.
Insight: Howard's groin injury appears to have been a minor one. He's 2-1-1 with a 1.72 GAA and .934 save percentage.
Johan Franzen, RW10/20/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday and has missed Monday's practice which makes him unlikly to be ready for Tuesday's game with Montreal.
Insight: When healthy, Franzen is a offensive force, as his five points in four games this season will atest, but keeping him healthy has been a problem lately. He played just 54 games last season.
Jonas Gustavsson, G10/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson earned a shutout against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Detroit and Toronto played a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday. Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday and had the day off on Saturday. The victory was Gustavsson's first of the season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW10/18/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Maple Leafs on Saturday.
Insight: Zetterberg broke a 0-0 tie with ten seconds remaining in overtime. It was his first goal of the season. Niklas Kronwall and Jonathan Ericsson had the assists.
Justin Abdelkader, RW10/18/2014 7:44:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader is again on the top line for Saturday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Abdelkader has had a nice start to the season with two goals and two assists in four games. With the injury to Johan Franzen, Abdelkader will play next to Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist on Saturday.
Johan Franzen, RW10/18/2014 7:41:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen did not start on Saturday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: Franzen is out due to a thigh injury he suffered Friday night. Stephen Weiss takes his roster spot and will play left wing on the third line. Justin Abdelkader has moved up to the top line for Saturday's game.
Jimmy Howard, G10/18/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (groin) has been placed on the 48-hour goalie IR, according to MLive.com's Ansar Khan.
Insight: Petr Mrazek was recalled to back up Jonas Gustavsson, but Howard will be eligible to play on Tuesday against Montreal. The injury does not appear to be serious.
Jonas Gustavsson, G10/18/2014 11:44:00 AM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson will get the start against Toronto on Saturday night.
Insight: It will be the second half of a home-and-home series. Jimmy Howard earned the victory on Friday night, and will get this game off, giving Gustavsson a chance to stay fresh.
Johan Franzen, RW10/18/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game as a result of a thigh injury.
Insight: It seemed to be a muscle cramp, and Franzen said that he will have a chance to play Saturday night. For now, consider him day-to-day.
Jimmy Howard, G10/17/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard picked up his second victory of the season on Friday night.
Insight: He stopped 23-of-24 shots, for a .958 save percentage. Howard continues to be a solid option in net for fantasy owners.
Gustav Nyquist, LW10/17/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist continued his strong start to the season Friday against the Maple Leafs.
Insight: He scored his fourth goal of the season and added an assist, to go along with a +2 rating and three shots on goal. Nyquist is playing on detroit's top line, and looks destined for a monster season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW10/17/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg broke out in a big way Friday against Toronto.
Insight: He had four assists on the night, along with a +3 rating and five shots on goal. Zetterberg has yet to light the lamp this season, but those numbers are bound to come shortly.
Johan Franzen, RW10/17/2014 9:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen left Friday's game with a lower-body injury.
Insight: He scored his first two goals of the season before departing. Losing Franzen for an extended period of time would be a big blow for the Wings.
Pavel Datsyuk, C10/16/2014 3:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is hoping to return at the end of next week from the injured shoulder.
Insight: We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Gustav Nyquist, LW10/15/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist scored a power play goal on Wednesday.
Insight: It was already his third goal of the season. and after having 28 goals a season ago, Nyquist is well on his way in topping that number.
Jimmy Howard, G10/15/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard stopped 37-of 39 shots against Boston.
Insight: He played extremely well despite the shootout loss, and owners should feel safe about having him in their lineups.
Justin Abdelkader, RW10/11/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will continue to skate on the team's top line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.
Insight: Abdelkader scored a goal off a deflection in Thursday night's victory over the Bruins. He is available in most leagues and fantasy owners can start him with confidence as long as he is playing with the top line.
Jimmy Howard, G10/9/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did enough to earn victory, in first game of the season.
Insight: He faced only 17 shots, but stopped 16 of them, for a .941 save percentage. Howard will have a treemdous opportunity to put together a big season this year with Detroit.
Johan Franzen, RW10/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen had two assists Thursday against Boston.
Insight: He set up Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist, for both of their first goals of the season. If Franzen can stay healthy, he should be in line for a big season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C9/25/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks with a separated shoulder according to MLive.com.
Insight: We were hoping Datsyuk would be able to stay healthy this season, but after just one preseason game, he is already hurt. He played in just 45 games last season, the fewest in his 12-year career.
Johan Franzen, RW9/23/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen will look to get a full season in this year.
Insight: Like a lot of Red Wings, Franzen missed some time last season. After playing in only 54 games and registering 41 points, he is currently being valued in the 13th round of drafts. If Franzen can stay healthy, getting him that late will be a steal.
Stephen Weiss, C9/23/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss begins the season on Detroit's second line, but will not be fantasy relevant.
Insight: After battling injury and playing in only 26 games a season ago, Weiss has much to prove. He finished with four points in 2013-14, and will most likely go undrafted heading into this season.
Gustav Nyquist, LW9/23/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist could be line for a breakout year in 2014-15.
Insight: In only 57 games, he registered 28 goals and 20 assists, a year ago. Nyquist is going at the end of the ninth round in fantasy drafts, and owners who take a shot on him could see tremendous payoff.
Justin Abdelkader, RW9/23/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Justin Abdelkader will begin the season on the top line.
Insight: After finishing last season with 28 points, the fact that Abdelkader will be playing next to Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, makes it seem that number will increase this season. Consider him a deep sleeper.
Pavel Datsyuk, C9/23/2014 6:14:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk will look to rebound in 2014-15.
Insight: He played only 45 games, and had his lowest point total (37) since his rookie year. At 36-years-old, Datsyuk still has the skill to produce, if he can stay healthy.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW9/23/2014 6:08:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg will look to stay healthy heading into 2014-15.
Insight: He played in only 45 games a season ago, yet still produced at a high rate (16 goals and 32 assists). If Zetterberg is able to stay on the ice, he will be a steal, as he is currently going in the middle of the fifth round.
Daniel Cleary, RW9/20/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Red Wings winger Danny Cleary (knee) appears to have arrived at training camp healthy for the first time in a couple years.
Insight: Cleary has the ability to be a 20-20 guy if he can stay on the ice. It's encouraging that he was reported to be playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen for the first practice, but nothing is guaranteed.
Anthony Mantha, RW9/18/2014 1:30:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Anthony Mantha will be out six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured right tibia.
Insight: He was injured on Monday while playing in a rookie tournament game.The 20th overall pick in the 2013 draft was expected to compete for a roster spot in training camp, but that has been put on hold for the time being.

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