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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.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/26/2014 6:55:00 PM
Description: Pavel Datsyuk had a hand in both Red Wings goals Saturday against Boston.
Insight: Three of Detroit's six goals in the series were scored by Datsyuk. The 35-year-old averaged nearly a point per game this season (37 points in 45 contests) and should be an excellent fantasy choice in 2014-15.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/26/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson is questionable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Saturday against Boston.
Insight: He's still dealing with a back injury, though he did say he felt better on Thursday. Alfredsson (18 goals, 31 assists) and Mike Babcock have both said they think he'll be ready for Saturday's game.
Jimmy Howard, G4/25/2014 1:54:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did not start in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bruins on Thursday due to the flu and after being too sick to skate Friday is not expected to start Saturday.
Insight: Jonas Gustavsson will make another start. He stopped 37 of 40 shots in Detroit's 3-2 overtime loss to Boston in Game 4.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW4/24/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) will return to the lineup Thursday for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bruins.
Insight: Zetterberg underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in late February. The Red Wings captain scored 48 points in 45 games and will be a huge boost to Detroit.
Jimmy Howard, G4/24/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard will not start in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Bruins on Thursday due to the flu, according to Nick Cotsonika of Yahoo Sports.
Insight: Jonas Gustavsson will make his playoff debut and try to tie up the series at two games apiece.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW4/24/2014 1:42:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Thursday against Boston.
Insight: Zetterberg underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in late February. He scored 48 points in 45 games and this would be a big boost to the Red Wings offense.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/24/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) is probable for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Thursday against Boston.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 games due to knee inflammation from January-April, but he missed Wednesday's practice due to the birth of his daughter. He has just one point in three playoff games to date, but has been a point-a-game foward for most of his career.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/24/2014 1:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson won't play in Game 4 versus Boston.
Insight: He's still out with a back injury. Alfredsson (18 goals, 31 assists) hasn't had much of an impact in this series. He hopes to be back for Game 5.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/22/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson won't compete Tuesday in Game 3 versus Boston. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive
Insight: He's out with a back injury. Alfredsson (18 goals, 31 assists) hasn't had much of an impact in this series (zero shots on goal) but he did have an assist against the Bruins during the regular season.
Jonathan Ericsson, D4/22/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is expected to miss the remainder of the first-round series with Boston. Ericsson is recovering from a fractured finger.
Insight: Ericsson (1 G, 10 A) was expected to miss 4-6 weeks and we are just in week five.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW4/22/2014 10:41:00 AM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) is expected to miss the Red Wings first-round series against the Bruins, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Zetterberg continues to skate with his teammates in practice. He underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in late February.
Jimmy Howard, G4/18/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard was sensational Friday in a Game 1 victory over Boston.
Insight: Howard needed 25 saves to secure his third career postseason shutout. He's 2-1 against the Bruins this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW4/14/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) has been ruled out for the first two games of the Red Wings' postseason series against the Bruins, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Zetterberg will skate with his teammates early in Tuesday's practice. He underwent back surgery for a herniated disc in late February and is very iffy for the entirety of Round 1.
Riley Sheahan, CHot4/13/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Riley Sheahan will head into the postseason having scored a goal in his last three games.
Insight: The 2010 first-rounder ended the regular season with nine goals and 15 assists (24 points) in 42 games. He'll try to stay hot against the Bruins in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/13/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first multi-point game since Dec. 28 Sunday in the regular season finale against the Blues.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 games due to knee inflammation from January-April. He put up four points in six games since he returned to action and finished the regular season with 17 goals and 20 assists (37 points) in 45 games.
Petr Mrazek, G4/13/2014 4:39:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (23 saves) held his own Sunday in a 3-0 victory over St. Louis.
Insight: It's his second shutout of the season. Mrazek shouldn't see any action when Detroit begins its postseason run later this week.
Justin Abdelkader, LW4/13/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Justin Abdelkader gave Detroit all the offense it needed Sunday in a 3-0 win over St. Louis.
Insight: Abdelkader finished the regular season in style by poking home two of the Red Wings' three goals on Sunday. The outburst ended an 18-game scoring drought for the 27-year-old.
Johan Franzen, LW4/13/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen won't be on the ice for Sunday's regular season finale against St. Louis. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Insight: Detroit is resting many of its starters ahead of the team's first round series next week. If seeding doesn't change, the Wings will open against Boston, a team they won three out of four against during the regular season.
Niklas Kronwall, D4/13/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall won't be available for Sunday's game versus St. Louis. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Insight: He's resting along with teammates Johan Franzen, Daniel Alfredsson and Danny DeKeyser. It's only Kronwall's third absence of the season. His 49 points this season are tenth-most among NHL defensemen.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/13/2014 12:00:00 PM
Description: Detroit will rest veteran right wing Daniel Alfredsson Sunday against the Blues. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Insight: That ends Alfredsson's regular season. He's tied for the team-lead in points with 49 in 68 contests in 2013-14.
Niklas Kronwall, D4/5/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall had a goal and an assist Saturday at Montreal.
Insight: Kronwall also took seven SOG. The 33-year-old defenseman's 48 points are the second-most of his career.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/5/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) had his first point since Dec. 30 with a goal Saturday.
Insight: Datsyuk missed 30 of 34 games due to knee inflammation before returning to the lineup Friday against the Sabres.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/3/2014 3:02:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (sore back) is questionable for Friday's game against Buffalo.
Insight: The 41-year-old Alfredsson missed Tuesday's practice due to the injury. He has 45 points in 63 games this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/2/2014 5:24:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will not play Wednesday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and will miss his 30th game in the last 34. The center could be back Friday, but we wouldn't count on it. "I will play as soon as possible, but I need (to) be careful," Datsyuk said.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/2/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (lower body) will miss Wednesday's game, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: The 41-year-old Alfredsson missed Tuesday's practice due to the injury. He has 45 points in 63 games this season and will miss his 13th game of the season Wednesday.
Pavel Datsyuk, C4/1/2014 5:55:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will either return Wednesday or Friday, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and missed 29 of the last 33 games. The center said he'll be a game-time decision Wednesday, which was surprising to Detroit coach Mike Babcock. "Someone told me he's playing Friday," Babcock said. "It's up to him. I haven't been involved in those things all year. I spend my time worrying about the players that are playing."
Daniel Alfredsson, RW4/1/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (maintenance) missed practice Tuesday but expects to play Wednesday, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: The 41-year-old Alfredsson has had a solid season for the Red Wings after spending 17 seasons in Ottawa. In 63 games, he has scored 17 goals and handed out 28 assists.
David Legwand, C3/30/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center David Legwand ended a four-game points drought by getting a goal and an assist Sunday against the Lightning.
Insight: Legwand has recorded nine points (three goals, six assists) in 14 games with the Red Wings. That's a nearly identical scoring pace to the one he played at in Nashville this season.
Darren Helm, C3/30/2014 9:33:00 AM
Description: Darren Helm's hat trick Saturday against Toronto was the first of his seven-year career.
Insight: The six shots on goal he recorded tied a season-high. Helm's first goal of the contest came while Toronto was on the power play. It was his second shorthanded goal of the season and the seventh of his career.
Justin Abdelkader, LW3/30/2014 5:56:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (leg laceration) returned to the lineup Sunday.
Insight: Abdelkader missed two weeks due to his injury. He came into Sunday's game with eight goals and 16 assists this season. The Red Wings made Todd Bertuzzi a healthy scratch to get Abdelkader back in the lineup.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/28/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (knee) went through a full practice Friday for the first time in more than three weeks, according to Bill Roose of detroitredwings.com.
Insight: Datsyuk has been dealing with knee inflammation since January and missed 27 of the last 31 games. He said Thursday he needs to participate in a few team practices before returning so he's unlikely to play Saturday or Sunday, but he should be back Wednesday against Boston at the latest.
Tomas Tatar, LWHot3/27/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar had a third straight two-point game Tuesday at Columbus.
Insight: Tatar scored two goals Thursday and has amassed three goals and three assists the last three games. He has been skating with the red-hot Gustav Nyqust and Riley Sheahan (two points Thursday, six points in his last five games) on the team's second line.
Tomas Jurco, RW3/26/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco (rib) will return to the lineup Thursday, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Jurco (5 G, 5 A) broke ribs on March 11 against the Blue Jackets and hasn't played since.
Gustav Nyquist, CHot3/25/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist potted two more goals Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Insight: That makes two straight two-goal games and six straight games with at least one goal. Nyquist has scored 20 goals in his last 24 games and 25 goals in 47 games this season.
Todd Bertuzzi, RW3/25/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Detroit winger Todd Bertuzzi will play Tuesday after sitting out Sunday with the flu, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: The 39-year-old Bertuzzi has just nine goals and seven assists in 54 games this season.
Gustav Nyquist, CHot3/23/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist was unstoppable Sunday in a loss to Minnesota.
Insight: He tacked two more goals on to his season total. Nyquist has now scored a goal in five straight games, his longest streak of the season. Look for him to stay hot Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.
Joakim Andersson, C3/23/2014 1:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (broken foot) expects to play Sunday, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Andersson missed the last six games. He has seven goals, 15 points and a -10 rating in 58 games this season and probably shouldn't be owned in any leagues at this time.
Gustav Nyquist, CHot3/22/2014 7:33:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Gustav Nyquist scored a goal for the fourth straight game Saturday against the Wild.
Insight: The 24-year-old Nyquist has scored five goals during the streak and 21 goals in 45 games this season. He's keeping the injury-decimated Red Wings in the playoff chase.
David Legwand, C3/22/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Center David Legwand has recorded seven points in nine games since the Red Wings acquired him from the Predators.
Insight: Legwand had a goal and an assist Saturday at Minnesota. On the season, the veteran has 12 goals and 47 points in 71 contests.
Joakim Andersson, C3/22/2014 11:33:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (broken bone in foot) will miss Saturday's game, but could be back sometime next week, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Andersson has seven goals, 15 points and a -10 rating in 58 games this season and probably shouldn't be owned in any leagues at this time.
Darren Helm, C3/22/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm (concussion) is probable for Saturday's game against Minnesota, though the final word will likely come just before game-time.
Insight: Helm (7 G, 5 A) has played just 29 games this season due to injuries. He was able to skate with the team Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion on March 4.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW3/20/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson had three points (two goals, one assist) in Thursday's win against Pittsburgh.
Insight: Alfredsson's shorthanded goal won the game with one second left in overtime. Overall, Alfredsson is second on the team in goals with 17 tallies in 57 games.
Jonathan Ericsson, D3/19/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing successful surgery on his finger Wednesday, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com. Ericsson suffered a fractured finger during Tuesday's game.
Insight: Ericsson (1 G, 10 A) will miss four-to-six weeks. He's already missed 20 games this season due to injuries -- 10 with a separated shoulder and 10 with broken ribs. The Red Wings injury list continues to grow.
Jonathan Ericsson, D3/19/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will have surgery on his broken left middle finger, according to nhl.com. He sustained the injury Tuesday night.
Insight: Ericsson (1 G, 10 A) will miss at least two weeks. He's already missed 20 games this season due to injuries -- 10 with a separated shoulder and 10 with broken ribs. The Red Wings injury list continues to grow.
Gustav Nyquist, C3/18/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Gustav Nyquist came through with two goals Tuesday in a win against Toronto.
Insight: He's scored in each of his last two games after being held without a point in his previous three. Nyquist leads all Red Wings players with 19 goals, which is pretty remarkable when you consider he only had four goals total in his previous two seasons.
Justin Abdelkader, LW3/18/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader will miss two weeks with a leg laceration, according to Chris Johnston of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Abdelkader has eight goals, 16 assists, 29 PIM and 133 SOG in 62 games, so fantasy owners can easily replace him.
Todd Bertuzzi, RW3/18/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Detroit winger Todd Bertuzzi (lower body) will be a game-time decision Tuesday, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Bertuzzi (8 G, 7 A) missed Sunday's game and isn't worth owning in most fantasy leagues.
Darren Helm, C3/14/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm (concussion) is hoping to return next week, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Helm (7 G, 5 A) has played just 29 games this season due to injuries. He was able to skate with the team Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion on March 4.
Jimmy Howard, G3/13/2014 7:51:00 PM
Description: Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard (flu) will start Friday against the Oilers, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Howard (13-15-10, 2.65 GAA, .912 SV%) missed Tuesday's game with the flu, but he's feeling better.
Tomas Jurco, RW3/13/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco will miss at least two weeks due to a broken rib, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Yet another injury for the Red Wings this season. Jurco has five goals and 10 points in 26 games.
Tomas Jurco, RW3/12/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco is out indefinitely due to a rib injury, according the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Jurco has five goals and 10 points in 26 games this season.
Jimmy Howard, G3/11/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: A flu bug will keep Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard out of lineup Tuesday, according to the Red Wings on Twitter.
Insight: Petr Mrazek will start in place of Howard (13-15-10, 2.65 GAA, .912 SV%) at Columbus.
Jonas Gustavsson, G3/8/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson's groin flared up again after Friday's game, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Gustavsson has been troubled by a sore groin three different times this season. Detroit called up Petr Mrazek to back up Jimmy Howard Sunday against the Rangers.
Gustav Nyquist, C3/7/2014 10:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist looked like he was on a mission Friday against the Devils.
Insight: Nyquist finished with four points (one goal, three assists) and a +4 rating. The eight shots he took were a season-high. With eight points in his last five games, he'll be worth a start Sunday against the Rangers.
Johan Franzen, LWHot3/7/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Johan Franzen had a monster game Friday against New Jersey.
Insight: Franzen potted two goals to go along with two assists as the Red Wings torched the Devils for seven goals on 33 shots. The veteran now has ten points in his last five appearances. We'll see if he can add to that Sunday against the Rangers.
Stephen Weiss, C3/6/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) left Monday's practice with groin pain which isn't good for a guy who has sports hernia surgery around Christmas time.
Insight: Weiss was trying to rush back because of all the injuries the Red Wings have had to deal with at center. He has two goals and two assists in 26 games which simply isn't enough production to be a viable fantasy option.
Darren Helm, C3/5/2014 4:28:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm exited Tuesday's game with headaches and will be tested for a concussion, according to the Red Wings on Twitter.
Insight: Detroit is dealing with injuries to centers Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Helm, which led to it trading for David Legwand Wednesday. Helm (7 G, 5 A) has played just 29 games this season due to injuries.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/5/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings will shut down Pavel Datsyuk for about three weeks, GM Ken Holland said, according to Detroit on Twitter.
Insight: The inflamed knee that has bothered Datsyuk since January has not improved. He won't need surgery at this time and will be reevaluated in three weeks.
David Legwand, C3/5/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Center David Legwand has landed in his native Detroit after playing 956 games in Nashville.
Insight: The Red Wings' center position has been decimated by injuries to Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm. The 33-year-old Legwand has 10 goals, 30 assists and 107 SOG this season.
Darren Helm, C3/4/2014 10:15:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm left Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Helm (7 G, 5 A) has played just 29 games this season due to injuries. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock had no updates regarding Helm's injury after Tuesday's game.
Johan Franzen, LWHot3/4/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen has generated seven points in three games since he returned from a concussion.
Insight: Franzen missed all but one game from Dec. 15 to Feb. 26 and has come back with three straight multi-point games. He had a goal and an assist Tuesday at New Jersey.
Daniel Cleary, RW3/3/2014 10:44:00 PM
Description: According to Ansar Khan of mlive.com, Red Wings winger Danny Cleary will be out at least one week with a knee injury.
Insight: Cleary (4 G, 4 A) hasn't played since Jan. 28, missing seven games in that timeframe.
Pavel Datsyuk, C3/3/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will miss Tuesday's game against the Devils and is doubtful for Thursday's contest against the Avalanche, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: The inflamed knee that has bothered Datsyuk since January is not getting better with rest or medication. He'll get a fourth opinion Wednesday after the first three doctors indicated that surgery was not needed.
Johan Franzen, LWHot2/27/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen came up with his third career hat trick Thursday at Ottawa. He skated just 13:32, in large part because he spent 12 minutes in the penalty box.
Insight: Franzen (12 G, 16 A) looks like he's happy to be back on the ice after dealing with concussion symptoms and missing all but one game from Dec. 15 to Feb. 26. He's registered five points in his first two games back.
Gustav Nyquist, CHot2/26/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Gustav Nyquist scored his 15th goal of the season Wednesday at Montreal.
Insight: Nyquist has played just 34 games this season, so he's on a pace of 36 goals per 82 games. He has generated 15 points (10 goals) in his last 12 games.
Johan Franzen, LW2/26/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen had two assists in his return from a concussion Wednesday.
Insight: Franzen (9 G, 16 A) first suffered a concussion back in December, tried to return on Jan. 26 and began experiencing symptoms again. He has played in 32 of Detroit's 59 games this season.
Johan Franzen, LW2/24/2014 1:27:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen, who has been on injured reserve due to a recurrence of concussion symptoms and missed the Olympics, is "optimistic" about returning to the lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Franzen (9G, 14A in 31 games) has played one game since Dec. 16. He'll see a doctor Monday as the final hurdle to his return to the lineup.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW2/21/2014 8:53:00 PM
Description: Detroit left wing Henrik Zetterberg will need the next eight weeks to recover from back surgery. SOURCE: Craig Custance, ESPN
Insight: Zetterberg had been dealing with a herniated disk. It's unlikely that he'll be back before the end of the regular season. Fantasy owners in non-dynasty leagues should feel safe dropping Zetterberg (16 goals, 32 assists) at this point.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/15/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Pavel Datsyuk starred for Russia Saturday in a loss to the United States.
Insight: Datsyuk scored both of Russia's goals in regulation before adding another during the shootout. The Russians will have a chance to rebound from this tough loss Sunday when they take on Slovakia.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW2/8/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: The 41-year-old Alfredsson has missed his share of games this season, but he's been very productive when on the ice. He has 14 goals, 35 points and 111 SOG in 46 games.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk got just 13 minutes of ice time on Thursday night, his first game back since Jan. 1.
Insight: Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 36 games. Hopefully he'll get more playing time in his second game back.
Stephen Weiss, C2/8/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) participated in Wednesday's practice without anyt problems and should be back for the first game following the break.
Insight: Weiss has two goals and two assists in 26 games which simply isn't enough production to be a viable fantasy option.
Jakub Kindl, D2/6/2014 3:48:00 PM
Description: Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl was placed on injured reserve.
Insight: Kindl has a lower-body injury, but mainly he was put on the list to make room for Pavel Datsyuk. Kindl has 11 points, but a -11 rating hurts any offensive value.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/6/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk was activated from injured reserve for Thursday's game against Florida.
Insight: Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson during Wednesday's practice, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games. Get him in your lineup today.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/5/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated on a line with Darren Helm and Daniel Alfredsson during Wednesday's practice, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com. He'll play Thursday unless he suffers a setback during the morning skate.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, and it looks like he'll get in a couple of games with the Red Wings first. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
Pavel Datsyuk, C2/4/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings coach Ken Holland said center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will return to the lineup Thursday barring a setback, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
Jonas Gustavsson, G2/4/2014 10:28:00 AM
Description: Red Wings backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson left Monday's game due to dizziness and though management says he's fine, we have him listed as questionable for Thursday's matchup with Florida.
Insight: Jimmy Howard finished outht e final 40 minutes on Monday, making all 16 saves, and figures to get the nod against the Panthers.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW2/2/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Red Wings winger Henrik Zetterberg had three helpers Sunday at Washington.
Insight: After missing two games with a back injury, Zetterberg has skated 23+ minutes in the last two games and appears to be fine. He has 16 goals, 31 assists, 18 PIM, 143 SOG and a +19 in 42 games, making him one of the top overall players in fantasy.
Gustav Nyquist, CHot2/2/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Gustav Nyquist caught fire Sunday against the Capitals.
Insight: Nyquist was involved in four of the Red Wings' five goals, scoring three of them and assisting on another. He's now scored in six of his last seven games with a +3 rating over that span. Sunday marked the first hat trick of Nyquist's 58-game career.
Gustav Nyquist, RWHot1/31/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist scored his fifth goal in the last six games Friday against Washington.
Insight: Nyquist has 10 goals and 18 points in 29 games this season. If he's still available in your league pick him up and take advantage of the hot streak.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW1/31/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Red Wings high-scoring winger Henrik Zetterberg (back) will return to the lineup Friday, according to detroitredwings.com.
Insight: The 33-year-old Red Wings captain missed the last two games. He has put up 16 goals, 44 points and 138 SOG in 40 games this season.
Jimmy Howard, G1/31/2014 10:01:00 AM
Description: Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard, activated from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game, will make his first start since Jan 20 on Friday.
Insight: Howard wound up missing four games with a knee injury. The 29-year-old has been streaky this year (9-12-8, .916 SV%, 2.64 GAA) and isn't necessarily a must-start.
Johan Franzen, LW1/31/2014 9:58:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen, who is on injured reserve due to a recurrence of concussion symptoms, will miss the Olympics, according to beat reporter Helene St. James.
Insight: Franzen (9G, 14A in 31 games) sat out from Dec. 16 to Jan. 25 with a concussion and was able to play just one game. It's a blow to the Swedish team and an indication that he's not going to return to the ice for the Red Wings for an extended period of time.
Stephen Weiss, C1/31/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss (sports hernia) is making progress, but is still a long way away from returning to the ice, according to a Detroit News report.
Insight: Weiss is skating on his own and is targeting the end of February for a return. He has two goals and two assists in 26 games which simply isn't enough production to be a vioable fantasy option.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/31/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) skated at practice Thursday, but will not be in the lineup Fridayday, according to Mlive.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break. He's totaled 15 goals and 17 assists in 35 games.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW1/30/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Red Wings high-scoring winger Henrik Zetterberg sat out the past two games with an ailing back, but is expected to play in Friday's game against Washington.
Insight: The Red Wings captain has been day-to-day. He's a must start any time he's in uniform averaging more than a point-a-game (16 goals, 28 assists in 40 games).
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/28/2014 5:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not be in the lineup Tuesday, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in February, but he's running out of time to get in a couple of games with Detroit before the break.
Johan Franzen, LW1/28/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) has been placed back on injured reserve with a recurrence of concussion symptoms, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Franzen sat out from Dec. 16 to Jan. 25 with a concussion and was able to play just one game. The Red Wings are without Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and Franzen at the moment.
Joakim Andersson, C1/28/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (lower body) is expected to be activated from injured reserve for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: Andersson has seven goals, 13 points and a -8 rating in 46 games this season and shouldn't be owned in any leagues at this time.
Joakim Andersson, C1/28/2014 10:05:00 AM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (lower body) missed the last six games, but is expected to return Tuesday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Andersson has seven goals, 13 points and a -8 rating in 46 games this season and shouldn't be owned in any leagues at this time.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW1/28/2014 10:03:00 AM
Description: Red Wings high-scoring winger Henrik Zetterberg sat out Sunday's game with a back injury and is doubtful for Tuesday, according to a Detroit free Press report. He also missed 11 games in December due to the back
Insight: The Red Wings captain is day-to-day. He's a must start any time he's in uniform averaging more than a point-a-game (16 goals, 28 assists in 40 games).
Jimmy Howard, G1/27/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard was activated from injured reserve ahead of Tuesday's game in Philadelphia. SOURCE: MLive
Insight: Howard wound up missing three games with a knee injury. The 29-year-old has been streaky this year (9-12-8, .916 SV%, 2.64 GAA) and isn't necessarily a must-start. If you think you can do better, it's okay to leave Howard on the bench.
Riley Sheahan, C1/26/2014 9:23:00 PM
Description: Detroit rookie center Riley Sheahan has generated three goals and eight points in 12 games this season.
Insight: The 2010 first-rounder has been centering the Red Wings third line between Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar. Four of his points and two of his goals have come over the last four games.
Gustav Nyquist, RWHot1/26/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist has collected seven points over his last five games and scored a goal in four straight.
Insight: Nyquist had one of Detroit's four goals Sunday against Florida. The 24-year-old has produced nine goals, 17 points and 62 SOG over 27 games this season.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW1/26/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: The Red Wings will get Johan Franzen back from a concussion Sunday but will play without Henrik Zetterberg, who is dealing with an upper-body injury. SOURCE: Ted Kulfan, Detroit News.
Insight: The Red Wings captain has generated eight points (two goals) in his last four games following a four-game scoreless streak. Zetterberg is day-to-day.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/25/2014 9:20:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will miss Sunday's game but hopes to be back next week, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1 and wasn't expected to be out this long. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in a couple of weeks.
Jimmy Howard, G1/25/2014 9:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (knee) hopes to be back for Tuesday's game against the Flyers, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Howard missed three weeks last month with a sprained MCL in his left knee and injured the same knee on Jan. 20. He was scheduled to have it reevaluated in a week but returned to the ice early.
Johan Franzen, LW1/25/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) will return to the lineup Sunday barring a setback, GM Ken Holland said. SOURCE: freep.com
Insight: Franzen (9 G, 13 A in 30 games) hasn't played since Dec. 15 due to a concussion.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/24/2014 2:57:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms) skated Friday morning and he's a go for tonight's game against Montreal.
Insight: When healthy, Alfredsson is still a must-start (11 goals, 19 assists in 38 games this season), but at 41-years-old you don't heal like you did as a 20-year-old. The Red Wings need him back in the lineup, particularly on their struggling power play.
Johan Franzen, LW1/24/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) still has no official timetable for his return, but MLive is reporting that Thursday "was the first day that he hasn't felt the least bit foggy."
Insight: Franzen (9 G, 13 A in 30 games) hasn't played since Dec. 15 and is still out indefinitely, but this is encouraging news. He's a top two-way player when he returns and is a solid fantasy option.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/24/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms) will skate Friday morning and if all goes well could play Friday night, according to a Detroit Free Press report.
Insight: When healthy, Alfredsson is still a must-start (11 goals, 19 assists in 38 games this season), but at 41-years-old you don't heal like you did as a 20-year-old. The Red Wings need him back in the lineup, particularly on their struggling power play.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/22/2014 1:22:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) said he feels better and could be back within the week, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Datsyuk last played on Jan. 1 and wasn't expected to be out this long. The veteran guaranteed he'll be ready to play for Russia in the Sochi Winter Olympics in a couple of weeks.
Jimmy Howard, G1/22/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard isn't expected to skate for at least a week due to fluid in his knee, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Howard missed three weeks last month with a sprained MCL in his left knee and injured the same knee Monday. This injury isn't believed to be as serious as the first time.
Jonas Gustavsson, G1/21/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: Detroit Red Wings backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson is over his groin injury and is expected to start Wednesday.
Insight: Just in time with Jimmy Howard going down to a knee injury, Gustavsson is 11-3-2 with a 2.39 GAA and a .914 SV% this season.
Jimmy Howard, G1/21/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard left Monday's game with an apparent injury to the same left knee that put him on the shelf in December.
Insight: Howard missed three weeks last month with a sprained MCL in his left knee and then dealt with a hip flexor strain earlier this month. If it's as serious as the first time, Howard may lose his spot on the Olympic team which begins Feb 12.
Jimmy Howard, G1/20/2014 9:32:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard left Monday's game due to a lower-body injury, according to Ansar Khan of mlive.com.
Insight: Howard missed three weeks in December with a sprained MCL in his left knee and then dealt with a hip flexor strain earlier this month. He may have aggravated one of those injuries.
Johan Franzen, LW1/20/2014 11:26:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) skated with the team on Friday, but reportedly felt dizzy after the session.
Insight: Franzen (9 G, 13 A in 30 games) hasn't played since Dec. 15 and is still out indefinitely. He's a top two-way player when he returns and is a solid fantasy option.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/20/2014 11:22:00 AM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk remains on injured reserve with what is believed to be a groin injury.
Insight: Datsyuk was not expected to be out for this long, he's missed the last six games, but as with Daniel Alfredsson when you get up in years the body heals slower. He' posted 32 points in 35 games so whenever he returns he should go immediately back into all fantasy lineups.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/20/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson (back spasms) missed Saturday's game and is doubtful for Monday's game against St. Louis.
Insight: When healthy, Alfredsson is still a must-start (11 goals, 19 assists in 38 games this season), but at 41-years-old you don't heal like you did as a 20-year-old.
Joakim Andersson, C1/18/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (lower body) missed Thursday's game and is questionable for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Insight: Andersson has seven goals, 13 points and a -8 rating in 46 games this season and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
Tomas Tatar, LW1/18/2014 1:26:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar missed Thursday's game, but is expected to return from his father's funeral in time to play Saturday.
Insight: Tatar has scored three goals in his last four games and produced six points in his last nine. For the season he has 19 points in 38 games.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/18/2014 1:24:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson will miss another game Saturday, according to Michigan Live.
Insight: When healthy, Alfredsson is still a must-start (11 goals, 19 assists in 38 games this season).
Jimmy Howard, GHot1/17/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (hip) will start Saturday against the Kings despite facing 48 SOG in a 1-0 loss Thursday against the Rangers. SOURCE: Detroit News
Insight: Howard was able to play through a hip flexor injury Thursday. He has faced 40.3 SOG per game over his last four games and posted a .957 SV% in that stretch.
Jimmy Howard, G1/16/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (hip) made 47 saves Thursday against the Rangers but gave up a goal with six minutes left in the third period to lose 1-0.
Insight: Howard was questionable to play with a hip flexor injury and may get off Saturday against the Kings after this grueling effort. Over his last four games, the Red Wings have forced him to face at leat 45 SOG three times, and Howard has responded with two games with 44 saves and Thursday's 47-save job.
Joakim Andersson, C1/16/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Joakim Andersson (lower body) will miss Thursday's game, according to mlive.com.
Insight: Andersson has seven goals and 13 points in 46 games this season and shouldn't be owned in any leagues.
Jimmy Howard, G1/16/2014 12:18:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the NY Rangers while dealing with a hip flexor injury, but is expected to return, according to a Detroit News report.
Insight: Howard suffered a sprained left MCL earlier this month and now this injury. He's a mediocre 8-10-8 with a 2.67 GAA and a .913 SV%.
Darren Helm, C1/16/2014 12:14:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game against Los Angeles while dealing with a groin injury.
Insight: Helm hasn't played since Dec. 30, but when he's on the ice he's been putting up points with 11 in 16 games.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/16/2014 12:13:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson will miss Thursday's game against the NY Rangers. He's dealing with back spasms.
Insight: He missed Wednesday's practice which doesn't bode well for a quick return. When healthy, Alfredsson is a must-start (11 goals, 19 assists in 38 games this season).
Tomas Tatar, LW1/14/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar will miss Thursday's game. He has returned to Slovakia for his father's funeral, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Tatar has scored three goals in his last four games and produced six points in his last nine.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW1/12/2014 7:15:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson won't be in action Sunday against Anaheim. He's dealing with back spasms. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive.com
Insight: He also missed Saturday's game against the Kings. We don't anticipate the veteran being out too much longer. When healthy, Alfredsson is a must-start (11 goals, 19 helpers in 38 games this season).
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/12/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk won't be in the lineup Sunday against the Ducks. SOURCE: Ansar Khan, MLive.com
Insight: A groin injury has kept him out for the last week and a half. Datsyuk's next chance to play will come Thursday night against the Rangers.
Darren Helm, C1/11/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm has been downgraded to out for Saturday's game against Los Angeles while dealing with a groin injury.
Insight: Helm has missed a lot of games this season, but when he's on the ice he's been putting up points with 11 in 16 games.
Darren Helm, C1/10/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Detroit center Darren Helm is questionable for Saturday's game against Los Angeles while dealing with a groin injury.
Insight: Helm has missed a lot of games this season, but when he's on the ice he's been putting up points with 11 in 16 games.
Todd Bertuzzi, RW1/10/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Detroit winger Todd Bertuzzi (facial laceration) is questionable for Saturday's game against Los Angeles.
Insight: Bertuzzi hasn't scored since Dec. 10, and is a defensive liability (-12). This is not the same guy who almost scored 100 points in 2002 and hit triple-digit PIM six times in his career. Look elsewhere for winger help.
Johan Franzen, LW1/8/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) is not expected to play Thursday, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Franzen hasn't played since Dec. 15 and is out indefinitely.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/8/2014 4:31:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (groin) said he'll be a game-time decision Thursday at San Jose, but coach Mike Babcock said it doesn't look like the veteran will be ready anytime soon. SOURCE: Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press
Insight: Datsyuk is one of the top players in the NHL but he has missed 47 games since the start of the 2010-11 season, including eight this season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/4/2014 8:23:00 PM
Description: Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk wasn't in the lineup Saturday against Dallas. SOURCE: John Keating, Fox Sports Detroit
Insight: Datsyuk is out with a lower body injury. The hope is that he'll be back for next Thursday's game against San Jose. Saturday marks Datsyuk's eighth absence of the season.
Pavel Datsyuk, C1/4/2014 3:37:00 PM
Description: Detroit center Pavel Datsyuk missed Friday's practice for maintenance and will be a game-time decision Saturday. SOURCE: mlive.com
Insight: Neither coach Mike Babcock nor Datsyuk would say what was wrong with the center. Datsyuk did take part in the morning skate Saturday, for what it's worth.
Johan Franzen, LW1/4/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Johan Franzen (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's game, according to the Detroit News.
Insight: Franzen hasn't played since Dec. 15. He's traveling with the team and has a chance to play Saturday, but coach Mike Babcock was unsure about his status.
Patrick Eaves, RW1/2/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Detroit winger Patrick Eaves is doubtful for Saturday's game against Dallas due to an upper body injury.
Insight: Eaves injury hasn't been announced, but a concussion is possible in which case he will have to go through the league protocol. With one point in 11 games, he has no fantasy value.
Justin Abdelkader, LW1/1/2014 5:48:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader has scored a goal in two straight games.
Insight: Abdelkader also has seven PIM and four SOG in the last two contests. However, the 26-year-old only has 15 points in 37 games this season. He can be left on the free agent wire in most leagues.
Daniel Alfredsson, RWHot1/1/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson scored a goal in his return from a one-game absence Wednesday against Toronto.
Insight: The 41-year-old is on a roll, collecting six points in his last five games. He has 11 goals and 30 points in 36 games.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW12/30/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson was a late scratch Monday due to a lower-body injury.
Insight: It's his sixth absence of the season. He'll finish December with four goals and six assists in 13 games.
Jimmy Howard, G12/30/2013 2:16:00 PM
Description: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (knee) is expected to start Monday's game against Nashville, according to MLive's Ansar Khan.
Insight: Howard suffered a sprained left MCL earlier this month but is now back to 100 percent. He's 6-8-7 with a 2.65 GAA and a .910 SV%.
Gustav Nyquist, RW12/28/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist scored a goal on five shots Saturday but he has just two points in his last seven games.
Insight: Nyquist only skated 10:40 Saturday on Detroit's fourth line against the Panthers. Hopefully he can get back on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, who returned to action Saturday after sitting out nearly a month with a back injury.
Daniel Alfredsson, RW12/28/2013 9:56:00 PM
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson scored his 10th goal of the season Saturday at Florida.
Insight: The winger has reached 10 goals in 18 straight seasons. He's still getting the job done for fantasy owners with 29 points and 83 SOG in 35 games.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW12/28/2013 9:55:00 PM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) scored a goal in his return to the lineup Saturday.
Insight: Zetterberg last played on Dec. 1 due to a herniated disk in his back. The Red Wings' captain now has 12 goals, 31 points and 102 SOG in 29 games this season and should be returned to all fantasy lineups.
Henrik Zetterberg, LW12/27/2013 11:48:00 AM
Description: Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (back) will return Saturday, as expected. SOURCE: Detroit Free Press
Insight: Zetterberg last played on Dec. 1 due to a herniated disk in his back. The Red Wings' captain has 11 goals, 30 points and 99 SOG in 28 games this season.
Jonathan Ericsson, D12/27/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson could miss up to five weeks with two fractured ribs, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Detroit coach Mike Babcock said if he had to guess, the defenseman will be sidelined 3-5 weeks. Ericsson hasn't done enough to get the attention of fantasy owners with eight points, 24 PIM and 38 SOG in 29 games, but he's an important member of Detroit's defense and his absence could affect the value of the Red Wings' goalies.
Jonathan Ericsson, D12/24/2013 4:40:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson has been downgraded to out after tests revealed he has two broken ribs.
Insight: Ericsson collided with the Islanders' Matt Martin. The Red Wings defenseman hasn't done enough to get the attention of fantasy owners with eight points, 24 PIM and 38 SOG in 29 games.
Jonas Gustavsson, G12/24/2013 12:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit Red Wings backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has a groin injury and is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida.
Insight: Gustavsson is 10-3-2 with a 2.35 GAA and a .915 SV% this season. With Jimmy Howard still sidelined Petr Mrazek (1-2-0, 1.90 GAA, .910 SV%) would get the start if Gustavsson can't skate.
Jonathan Ericsson, D12/24/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is questionable for Saturday's game against Florida with an upper body injury.
Insight: Ericsson collided with the Islanders' Matt Martin. The Red Wings defenseman hasn't done enough to get the attention of fantasy owners with eight points, 24 PIM and 38 SOG in 29 games.


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