ROSTER UPDATE: Red Wings recall defenseman Joe Hicketts

The Detroit Red Wings have made a roster move today, recalling defenseman Joe Hicketts from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins after Trevor Daley suffered an injury on Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. He’ll make his NHL debut on Monday when the Red Wings visit the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center and will wear … Read more

Tomas Tatar hints at leaving Detroit should long-term deal not be reached

Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar filed for arbitration earlier this week, with the public intention of seeking at least upwards of $5 million per season over the course of a long-term deal. Though the two sides were expected to reach an agreement with relative ease, that apparently has not been the case. For fans wanting to … Read more

WATCH: Pretty passing play leads to Frans Nielsen PP goal

NHL: New York Rangers at Detroit Red Wings

Now THIS is how you run a man-advantage. A terrific passing play by the Detroit Red Wings culminates in a power-play goal from Frans Nielsen. A tic-tac-toe setup saw the puck touch the sticks of Henrik Zetterberg, Justin Abdelkader, Gus Nyquist, and then Nielsen. Be sure and watch for former Red Wing Brendan Smith’s diving … Read more

Red Wings D Ryan Sproul to miss time with sprained knee

The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Ryan Sproul for an extended period of time. He slid hard into the boards during the second period of Saturday nights loss to the Edmonton Oilers. After the game, head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters that Sproul will miss time with a sprained knee. Blashill said Sproul … Read more

GM Ken Holland defends his deadline moves

The Detroit Red Wings parted ways with Tomas Jurco, Brendan Smith, Steve Ott, and Thomas Vanek leading up to the NHL’s Trade Deadline, and general manager Ken Holland defended the moves that he made for the team. This is certainly an unfamiliar position for the Red Wings to be in, but Holland insisted that he … Read more

Red Wings trade Brendan Smith to Rangers for pair of draft picks

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

Defenseman Brendan Smith‘s time with the Detroit Red Wings has come to an end. The Red Wings have traded Smith to the New York Rangers in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2018 and a third-round draft pick in 2017. Update: #RedWings acquire 2nd Rd draft pick in 2018 and a 3rd Rd draft pick in 2017 … Read more

RUMOR: Red Wings talking trades with Maple Leafs

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

The NHL trade market is set to ramp up in the next few days, as teams have until Wednesday at 3pm to set their rosters for the playoffs. As first reported in the 2nd intermission of the Maple Leafs – Canadiens game on Hockey Night in Canada, the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs … Read more

Report: Red Wings could potentially extend Brendan Smith rather than deal him

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Minnesota Wild

Well, this probably isn’t the news that most Detroit Red Wings fans were expecting. NHL Insider Chris Nichols reported on Tuesday that per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the Red Wings have gotten plenty of interest from other teams about defenseman Brendan Smith. However, the team just might not be ready to part ways with him. https://twitter.com/NicholsOnHockey/status/834186537512284163 https://twitter.com/NicholsOnHockey/status/834186690507923457 Smith … Read more

Drew Miller wants out of Detroit, seeking trade and fresh start

NHL: Florida Panthers at Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings sent Drew Miller down to the Grand Rapids Griffins back on January 31 and has played in just five games for the Griffins. The veteran Miller is aware of his current situation, knowing the team is willing to cut ties. The former Michigan State Spartan expressed his interest to be moved in … Read more

INJURY UPDATE: Kronwall, Nielsen out tonight; Howard to play tonight in GR

A few injury notes from Nashville, where the Detroit Red Wings morning skate concluded just a couple hours ago. The Wings will be without the services of Niklas Kronwall tonight, as he is dealing with a lower body injury. Kronwall is considered day-to-day. Forward Frans Nielsen is also out after suffering an injury last night … Read more

Petr Mrazek to start for Red Wings vs. Islanders; defense pairings remain the same

Petr Mrazek will get his first start since the All-Star break as the Detroit Red Wings host the New York Islanders on Friday night. Jared Coreau started in Detroit’s 4-3 loss to New Jersey on Tuesday night. Petr Mrazek confirmed as #RedWings starter. — Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 3, 2017 Mrazek has struggled this season … Read more

JUST IN: Red Wings place D Alexey Marchenko on waivers

The Detroit Red Wings announced they have placed defenseman Alexey Marchenko on waivers. The move comes in order to make room for Brendan Smith to be brought back on the active roster after being on injured reserve. #RedWings waive Alexey Marchenko to make room for Brendan Smith, when they activate him tomorrow. — Ansar Khan … Read more

5 Reasons why the Detroit Red Wings WILL keep their playoff streak alive

This has been a roller coaster season for the Detroit Red Wings. Their season-long struggles have been well documented, and many believed that Detroit’s 25-year playoff streak would finally be snapped this year. Now, the Red Wings have found life again. They have won three straight games, all against some impressive teams (Pittsburgh, Montreal, Boston) … Read more

Ken Holland, Wings’ not ready to start selling

The Detroit Red Wings have had a less than stellar first half of the season thus far, but they may have turned it around after winning their last three games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, and the Boston Bruins. Detroit general Manager Ken Holland doesn’t think it’s time to sell just yet. With their … Read more

5 Red Wings who could be moved at the trade deadline

With the NHL trade deadline approaching on February 28, the Detroit Red Wings and general manager Ken Holland will have some tough decisions to make. While there is still a slim chance that the Red Wings could make the playoffs for a 26th consecutive season, it seems unlikely at this point. After defeating the Montreal Canadiens Monday, … Read more

Red Wings defense will get much needed shake-up in Los Angeles

Without a true number-one defenseman, the Detroit Red Wings have struggled. Niklas Kronwall is playing on a permanently bad knee and has slowed down. Danny DeKeyser has taken a huge step back after signing a six-year, $30 million contract. All season long, Detroit’s defense has struggled to get pucks out of the zone and has … Read more