15-4-2009 Media criticises the Detroit Red Wings
We dug ourselves in a hole... commented Detroit Red Wings GM after today's game against the St. Louis Blues. This brings their current streak to 6 games winless.

15-4-2009 Dainius Zubrus injured.
Dainius Zubrus (DET) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Brad Boyes (STL). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, the injured player commented.

12-4-2009 Media attacks the Detroit Red Wings
The media is disappointed by the team's 5 game losing streak. Most of the critic is addressed to the work of general manager DET and headcoach Mike Babcock

9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Zach Smith has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 16 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Niklas Kronwall has played 12 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nikita Filatov has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-4-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-4-2009 Shea Weber frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shea Weber feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 271 NHL games during his career, notching 31 goals and adding 100 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 79 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 10+29=39 with 70 PIM.


5-4-2009 Benoit Gratton reaches career high !
Benoit Gratton marked a new career high in points with 86 after scoring in tonights game against Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Niklas Kronwall. Yes, it does feel great, were his words after the game.

A native of Canada, Benoit Gratton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 300 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 144 assists along with 295 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 78 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 36+50=86 with 90 PIM.


5-4-2009 Benoit Gratton reaches a milestone !
Benoit Gratton scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers on a feed by Niklas Kronwall. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, he pointed out to the gathered press corps.

A native of Canada, Benoit Gratton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 300 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 144 assists along with 295 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 78 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 36+50=86 with 90 PIM.


3-4-2009 Team captain clashes with Jiri Fischer
Team captain Chris Pronger finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the less than stellar play of Jiri Fischer. If he wants to play for this team, he should be ready to chip in, said the team captain.

3-4-2009 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 25 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 78 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


2-4-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bobby Holik is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 13 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nikita Filatov has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-4-2009 Niklas Kronwall reaches career high !
Niklas Kronwall marked a new career high in assists with 32 assists after assisting in tonights game against Nashville Predators on a goal by Bobby Holik. For me this is dream come true, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 293 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 106 assists along with 184 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 76 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 12+32=44 with 54 PIM.


1-4-2009 Krys Kolanos frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Krys Kolanos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Krys Kolanos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 130 NHL games during his career, notching 19 goals and adding 20 assists along with 88 penalty minutes. The 27 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 12 PIM. He has also played 21 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 3+7=10 with 0 PIM.


1-4-2009 Tomas Kopecky resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Kopecky has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

31-3-2009 Niklas Kronwall reaches career high !
Niklas Kronwall marked a new career high in points with 43 after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Toni Lydman. I'm not out here to set records, but it's always nice to get the points, were his words after the game..

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 292 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 105 assists along with 182 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 75 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 12+31=43 with 52 PIM.


31-3-2009 Benoit Gratton reaches career high !
Benoit Gratton marked a new career high in assists with 50 assists after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Mikael Samuelsson. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, he said as he packed up his gear.

A native of Canada, Benoit Gratton was originally drafted to the NHL by the Washington Capitals in the 5th round of the 1995 entry draft. He has appeared in 297 NHL games during his career, notching 99 goals and adding 144 assists along with 295 penalty minutes. The 32 year old left wing has played 75 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 35+50=85 with 90 PIM.


31-3-2009 Tomas Kopecky injured.
Tomas Kopecky (DET) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Rick Nash (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I should be back in the lineup soon, it doesn't feel that serious, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

29-3-2009 Pierre-Marc Bouchard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 433 NHL games during his career, notching 101 goals and adding 191 assists along with 262 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 74 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 24+38=62 with 58 PIM.


26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Benoit Gratton is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Nikita Filatov has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-3-2009 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 28 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 16 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 28 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 16 PIM. He has also played 16 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 9+17=26 with 4 PIM.


24-3-2009 Pierre-Marc Bouchard reaches a milestone !
Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Boston Bruins on a feed by Nikita Filatov. The coach gave me a chance to play, and I'm just trying to show him he made the right decision, he commented after giving the puck to a fan.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 430 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 189 assists along with 258 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 71 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 23+36=59 with 54 PIM.


20-3-2009 Kyle Quincey resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Kyle Quincey has resumed full training after his injury.

19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jiri Fischer is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Zach Smith has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Mikael Samuelsson has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Nikita Filatov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-3-2009 Justin Abdelkader resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Justin Abdelkader has resumed full training after his injury.

17-3-2009 Eric Perrin agrees on a contract.
Eric Perrin has signed a one year deal with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

15-3-2009 Kyle Quincey resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Kyle Quincey has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

15-3-2009 Niklas Kronwall reaches career high !
Niklas Kronwall marked a new career high in goals with 12 tallies after scoring in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a feed by Pierre-Marc Bouchard. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, he said to the press.

A native of Sweden, Niklas Kronwall was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 284 NHL games during his career, notching 32 goals and adding 103 assists along with 168 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 67 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 12+29=41 with 38 PIM.


15-3-2009 Jan Mursak injured.
Jan Mursak of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered arm injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . It's something we need to take care of now before it becomes a problem. It's one of those things where you can play with it, but as the wear and tear of the season goes on it becomes much more serious, he said in a TV interview.

14-3-2009 Justin Abdelkader resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Justin Abdelkader has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

14-3-2009 Justin Abdelkader injured.
Justin Abdelkader of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered wrist injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Sometimes you have to take a hit like that for the team, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

12-3-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

12-3-2009 Player of the week: Todd Bertuzzi (R)
NHL has awarded Todd Bertuzzi (R) of Detroit Red Wings as Player Of The Week He registered 5 goals and 6 assists for 11 points in 5 games last week. He also had 1 game winning goal.

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 940 NHL games during his career, notching 314 goals and adding 403 assists along with 1434 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 29+25=54 with 111 PIM.


12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 5 points in 5 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Benoit Gratton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Tomas Kopecky is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Nikita Filatov is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week.

Who's cold

Zach Smith has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



12-3-2009 Pavel Datsyuk reaches a milestone !
Pavel Datsyuk notched the 300th assist of his career in tonight's game against the St. Louis Blues on a goal by Benoit Gratton. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, was all he could say after the game..

A native of Russia, Pavel Datsyuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 6th round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 518 NHL games during his career, notching 178 goals and adding 300 assists along with 221 penalty minutes. The 30 year old center has played 65 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 22+32=54 with 44 PIM.


11-3-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-3-2009 Jan Mursak resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Jan Mursak has resumed full training after his injury.

9-3-2009 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 533 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 104 assists along with 439 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 64 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+9=11 with 30 PIM.


9-3-2009 Toni Lydman reaches career high !
Toni Lydman marked a new career high in points with 29 after assisting in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a goal by Todd Bertuzzi. I just want to thank this great organization for presenting me with the opportunity to play in the NHL, the player said in an interview..

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 484 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 123 assists along with 311 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 63 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 5+24=29 with 40 PIM.


9-3-2009 Media glorifies the Detroit Red Wings
The media is impressed by the team's 6 game winning streak. Much of the credit is granted to the good work of general manager DET and headcoach Mike Babcock

9-3-2009 Kyle Quincey injured.
Kyle Quincey of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Peoria Rivermen. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It hurts, but what hurts even more is when you're injured by a cheap shot like that, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

8-3-2009 Toni Lydman reaches career high !
Toni Lydman marked a new career high in assists with 23 assists after assisting in tonights game against Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Tomas Holmstrom. We were playing our game tonight and I just happened to be in the right place at the right time, he said while posing for photo's.

A native of Finland, Toni Lydman was originally drafted to the NHL by the Calgary Flames in the 4th round of the 1996 entry draft. He has appeared in 483 NHL games during his career, notching 26 goals and adding 122 assists along with 311 penalty minutes. The 31 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 5+23=28 with 40 PIM.


8-3-2009 Todd Bertuzzi reaches a milestone !
Todd Bertuzzi notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers on a goal by Tomas Holmstrom. I'm happy about it but that's it, gotta think other things now, he said to the press..

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 936 NHL games during his career, notching 311 goals and adding 400 assists along with 1428 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 26+22=48 with 105 PIM.


7-3-2009 Pierre-Marc Bouchard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 421 NHL games during his career, notching 99 goals and adding 185 assists along with 256 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 62 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 22+32=54 with 52 PIM.


6-3-2009 Jan Mursak injured.
Jan Mursak of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Philadelphia Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . It is just a minor bump, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Johan Franzen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Nikita Filatov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-3-2009 Petr Vrana resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Petr Vrana has resumed full training after his injury.

2-3-2009 Petr Vrana injured.
Petr Vrana of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered ankle injury during tonights minorleague game against the Syracuse Cruch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, the injured player commented.

1-3-2009 Igor Grigorenko uncertain about future
Igor Grigorenko wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

1-3-2009 Evan McGrath frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Evan McGrath feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Evan McGrath was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 44 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 8+14=22 with 26 PIM.


1-3-2009 Greg Amadio released.
Detroit Red Wings released Greg Amadio to free agency.

1-3-2009 Derek Meech released.
Detroit Red Wings released Derek Meech to free agency.

1-3-2009 Carter Lee released.
Detroit Red Wings released Carter Lee to free agency.

26-2-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jiri Fischer is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Johan Franzen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Chris Pronger has played 18 games without a goal. Pavel Datsyuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Petr Vrana has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-2-2009 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 32 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 4 PIM.


24-2-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

23-2-2009 Dick Axelsson resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins left wing Dick Axelsson has resumed full training after his injury.

22-2-2009 Benoit Gratton speaks up.
Benoit Gratton is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 11 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-2-2009 Dick Axelsson injured.
Dick Axelsson of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

20-2-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-2-2009 Johan Franzen reaches career high !
Johan Franzen marked a new career high in assists with 12 assists after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Mikael Samuelsson. Sometimes the puck just bounces your way..., the happy player said in a hockey magazine.

A native of Sweden, Johan Franzen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 292 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 38 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 53 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 12 PIM.


20-2-2009 Johan Franzen reaches career high !
Johan Franzen marked a new career high in points with 18 after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Mikael Samuelsson. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Sweden, Johan Franzen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 292 NHL games during his career, notching 28 goals and adding 38 assists along with 82 penalty minutes. The 29 year old center has played 53 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 6+12=18 with 12 PIM.


19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Chris Pronger has played 14 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pierre-Marc Bouchard has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Shea Weber has played 15 games without a goal. Petr Vrana has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-2-2009 Todd Bertuzzi reaches a milestone !
Todd Bertuzzi scored the 700th point of his career in tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild on a feed by Tomas Holmstrom. Yes, it does feel great, the happy player commented.

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 923 NHL games during his career, notching 305 goals and adding 395 assists along with 1388 penalty minutes. The 34 year old right wing has played 49 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 20+17=37 with 65 PIM.


13-2-2009 Niklas Kronwall injured.
Niklas Kronwall (DET) suffered chest injury during the game in an incident with Branko Radijevic (MIN). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is a rough game and injuries happen, lucky for me that this one is not serious, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Dainius Zubrus is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Pavel Datsyuk has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Shea Weber has played 11 games without a goal. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 25 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-2-2009 Evan McGrath resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Evan McGrath has resumed full training after his injury.

5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Niklas Kronwall is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Daniel Cleary has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Tomas Kopecky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Krys Kolanos has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 24 game streak without registering a single point. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-2-2009 Evan McGrath resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Evan McGrath has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

1-2-2009 Board considering budget
The board of owners is considering about increasing your player budget because of your good financial record. If the good financial record is kept until the end of the season, your player budget might be increased.

30-1-2009 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 421 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 84 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 14 PIM. He has also played 21 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 8 PIM.


29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Daniel Cleary has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Tomas Kopecky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Krys Kolanos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Valtteri Filppula is sliding on a 19 game streak without registering a single point. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 23 game streak without registering a single point. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



25-1-2009 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 78 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 38 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 31 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 12 PIM.


25-1-2009 Cory Emmerton resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Cory Emmerton has resumed full training after his injury.

24-1-2009 Logan Pyett resumes full training.
Grand Rapids Griffins defenseman Logan Pyett has resumed full training after his injury.

23-1-2009 Team captain meets with Mikael Samuelsson
Following the team's recent 6-3 loss at Nashville Predators on 22-1-2009, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Mikael Samuelsson were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Pronger

22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking steady with 4 points in 5 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 5 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 10 points in 5 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Niklas Kronwall is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 6 points in 5 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 5 points in 5 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 22 goals in 5 games. Daniel Cleary has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Tomas Kopecky has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Valtteri Filppula is sliding on a 18 game streak without registering a single point. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 22 game streak without registering a single point. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-1-2009 Logan Pyett injured.
Logan Pyett of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manchester Monarch. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Small things like this happen to guys almost every game, except this time it happened to me, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

21-1-2009 Evan McGrath injured.
Evan McGrath of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Manchester Monarch. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . This is the same injury I had as a junior. Not too serious, but it needs some time to heal, the injured player commented.

20-1-2009 Pierre-Marc Bouchard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Pierre-Marc Bouchard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Minnesota Wild in the 1st round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 402 NHL games during his career, notching 95 goals and adding 177 assists along with 242 penalty minutes. The 24 year old right wing has played 43 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 18+24=42 with 38 PIM.


20-1-2009 Cory Emmerton resumes light training.
Grand Rapids Griffins center Cory Emmerton has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

19-1-2009 Tomas Kopecky speaks up.
Tomas Kopecky is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-1-2009 Cory Emmerton injured.
Cory Emmerton of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rockfort Icehogs. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It is one of those nagging injuries that you just have to wait out, he said to the press.

18-1-2009 Detroit Red Wings players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Detroit Red Wings were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Benoit Gratton


17-1-2009 Todd Bertuzzi reaches a milestone !
Todd Bertuzzi scored the 300th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Phoenix Coyotes on a feed by Dainius Zubrus. As long as the team wins I'm happy. The personal records don't mean anything to me if they aren't a part of winning the Cup, he said before boarding the teams chartered jet.

A native of Canada, Todd Bertuzzi was originally drafted to the NHL by the New York Islanders in the 1st round of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 915 NHL games during his career, notching 300 goals and adding 392 assists along with 1380 penalty minutes. The 33 year old right wing has played 41 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 15+14=29 with 57 PIM.


16-1-2009 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 510 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 101 assists along with 419 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 41 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 10 PIM.


16-1-2009 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 421 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 84 assists along with 247 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 15 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 14 PIM. He has also played 21 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 8 PIM.


15-1-2009 Team captain clashes with Bobby Holik
Team captain Chris Pronger finally broke the silence in the locker room today when he pointed out the poor play of Bobby Holik. In this team, you have to do your part. It's not like your playing out there just for yourself, said the team captain.

15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Chris Osgood is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Chris Pronger is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Shea Weber is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Niklas Kronwall has played 10 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 17 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2009 Evan McGrath uncertain about future
Evan McGrath wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

14-1-2009 Tomas Kopecky resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Kopecky has resumed full training after his leg injury.

9-1-2009 Tomas Kopecky resumes light training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Tomas Kopecky has resumed light training after his leg injury and is listed day to day.

8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Toni Lydman is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Chris Osgood has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Chris Pronger has played 11 games without a goal. Todd Bertuzzi has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Valtteri Filppula is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Petr Vrana is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

Tomas Kopecky remains sidelined with leg injury.



6-1-2009 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 69 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 22 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 10 PIM.


6-1-2009 Shea Weber frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shea Weber feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 229 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 84 assists along with 173 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 37 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 4+13=17 with 32 PIM.


5-1-2009 Mikael Samuelsson speaks up.
Mikael Samuelsson is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-1-2009 Detroit Red Wings players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Detroit Red Wings organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Asko Sihvonen (FIN)
-Jan Mursak (SLV)
-Joey Lavin (USA)
-Dana Tyrell (CAN)
-Stefan Legein (CAN)
-Harri Ilvonen (FIN)
-Riley Nash (CAN)


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Danny Markov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Bobby Holik is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Todd Bertuzzi has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Petr Vrana has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mathieu Roy is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week.

Trainer's room

Tomas Kopecky remains sidelined with leg injury.



31-12-2008 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 16 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 16 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 14 PIM. He has also played 5 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


30-12-2008 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 16 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 16 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 14 PIM. He has also played 5 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


29-12-2008 Team captain meets with Niklas Kronwall
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Niklas Kronwall after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Niklas Kronwall as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

28-12-2008 Todd Bertuzzi speaks up.
Todd Bertuzzi is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

28-12-2008 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 16 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 14 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 16 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 14 PIM. He has also played 5 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


28-12-2008 Tomas Kopecky injured.
Tomas Kopecky (DET) suffered leg injury during the game in an incident with Duncan Keith (CHI). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. I hope to be back skating with the team in time for the next road trip, but they're monitoring it very closely. We'll have to see how it heals, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

27-12-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 501 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 101 assists along with 415 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 32 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+6=6 with 6 PIM.


27-12-2008 Krys Kolanos frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Krys Kolanos feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Krys Kolanos was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 115 NHL games during his career, notching 17 goals and adding 18 assists along with 76 penalty minutes. The 27 year old center has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 4 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


25-12-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 500 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 100 assists along with 415 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 31 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+5=5 with 6 PIM.


25-12-2008 Team captain meets with Mathieu Roy
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Mathieu Roy after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mathieu Roy as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Petr Vrana has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-12-2008 Daniel Cleary frustrated
Detroit Red Wings left wing Daniel Cleary feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Daniel Cleary was originally drafted to the NHL by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 416 NHL games during his career, notching 45 goals and adding 84 assists along with 237 penalty minutes. The 30 year old left wing has played 10 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM. He has also played 21 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 4+3=7 with 8 PIM.


21-12-2008 Team captain meets with Todd Bertuzzi
Following the team's recent 2-4 win at Montreal Canadiens on 20-12-2008, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Todd Bertuzzi did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

20-12-2008 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 9 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


20-12-2008 Zach Smith resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades center Zach Smith has resumed full training after his injury.

18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Jiri Fischer is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Dainius Zubrus is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Krys Kolanos has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 17 goals in 4 games. Valtteri Filppula has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Petr Vrana has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-12-2008 Justin Abdelkader resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Justin Abdelkader has resumed full training after his injury.

17-12-2008 Brett Lebda resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades defenseman Brett Lebda has resumed full training after his injury.

16-12-2008 Toni Lydman speaks up.
Toni Lydman is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

15-12-2008 Zach Smith resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades center Zach Smith has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

13-12-2008 Justin Abdelkader resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Justin Abdelkader has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

12-12-2008 Brett Lebda resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades defenseman Brett Lebda has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Dainius Zubrus is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Shea Weber has played 13 games without a goal. Petr Vrana is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



11-12-2008 Carter Lee agrees on a contract.
Carter Lee has signed a one year deal with the Kansas City Blades. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

9-12-2008 Justin Abdelkader injured.
Justin Abdelkader of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Norfolk Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Doctors said that I should be back in a week or so, he commented in a radio interview after the game.

4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Shea Weber has played 10 games without a goal. Petr Vrana is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



3-12-2008 Valtteri Filppula frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Finland, Valtteri Filppula was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round of the 2002 entry draft. He has appeared in 68 NHL games during his career, notching 9 goals and adding 15 assists along with 36 penalty minutes. The 24 year old center has played 21 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 1+2=3 with 10 PIM.


2-12-2008 Joey Lavin sent back juniors
Detroit Red Wings's Joey Lavin did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Detroit Red Wings expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

27-11-2008 Team captain meets with Mikael Samuelsson
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Mikael Samuelsson after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Mikael Samuelsson as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Bobby Holik is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Danny Markov is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Petr Vrana is down on his game pulling a 12 game streak without registering a single point. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joey Lavin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-11-2008 Zach Smith injured.
Zach Smith of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . It hurts, I admit, but I just have to take it like a man, he said when he was taken off the ice.

20-11-2008 Shea Weber frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Shea Weber feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Shea Weber was originally drafted to the NHL by the Nashville Predators in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 210 NHL games during his career, notching 23 goals and adding 78 assists along with 163 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 18 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 2+7=9 with 22 PIM.


20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ilya Bryzgalov is playing well with 2 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Petr Vrana is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joey Lavin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Todd Bertuzzi is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Bobby Holik has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Petr Vrana has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joey Lavin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-11-2008 Darren Helm resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades center Darren Helm has resumed full training after his injury.

8-11-2008 Darren Helm injured.
Darren Helm of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said in a TV interview.

6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Chris Pronger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Niklas Kronwall is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Shea Weber is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Petr Vrana has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joey Lavin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



6-11-2008 Krys Kolanos resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades center Krys Kolanos has resumed full training after his injury.

4-11-2008 Tomas Holmstrom resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Holmstrom has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

3-11-2008 Team captain meets with Dainius Zubrus
Following the team's recent 4-3 win against Buffalo Sabres on 3-11-2008, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Dainius Zubrus did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Chris Pronger

3-11-2008 Dainius Zubrus speaks up.
Dainius Zubrus is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

3-11-2008 Tomas Holmstrom injured.
Tomas Holmstrom (DET) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with Dan Cavanaugh (BUF). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

2-11-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 480 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 95 assists along with 411 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 11 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


1-11-2008 Team captain meets with Todd Bertuzzi
Following the team's recent 7-1 loss at Florida Panthers on 1-11-2008, Detroit Red Wings captain Chris Pronger and Todd Bertuzzi were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Chris Pronger

1-11-2008 Krys Kolanos resumes light training.
Kansas City Blades center Krys Kolanos has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Tomas Holmstrom has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Dainius Zubrus has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games. Petr Vrana has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Mathieu Roy has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Joey Lavin has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-10-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 10 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 10 PIM.


27-10-2008 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 5 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 1 assists along with 2 penalty minutes. The 23 year old center has played 5 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 2 PIM. He has also played 5 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 0 PIM.


26-10-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 10 games with the Kansas City Blades this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 10 PIM.


24-10-2008 Nikita Filatov resumes full training.
Kansas City Blades left wing Nikita Filatov has resumed full training after his injury.

23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Chris Pronger is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Mikael Samuelsson is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



21-10-2008 Brett Lebda injured.
Brett Lebda of Kansas City Blades suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of months . Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he said as the trainers examined him.

21-10-2008 Nikita Filatov injured.
Nikita Filatov of Kansas City Blades suffered groin injury during tonights minorleague game against the Milwaukee Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

21-10-2008 Mikael Samuelsson injured.
Mikael Samuelsson (DET) suffered abdomen injury during the game in an incident with Sean Avery (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This is nothing major, I feel that I should be ready for the next game but you never know, he said before being taken away for x-rays.

20-10-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 477 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 95 assists along with 411 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 8 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


17-10-2008 Krys Kolanos injured.
Krys Kolanos of Grand Rapids Griffins suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Hershey Bears. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, was his comment to the press after leaving the game.

16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Todd Bertuzzi has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Ilya Bryzgalov has been chilly and allowed 8 goals in 2 games. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-10-2008 Team captain meets with Mikael Samuelsson
Team captain Chris Pronger called a short meeting with Mikael Samuelsson after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Mikael Samuelsson as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

13-10-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 5 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM.


11-10-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 474 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 95 assists along with 411 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 5 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


11-10-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 5 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 6 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-10-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season. He has played 4 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 4 PIM.


6-10-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 473 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 95 assists along with 411 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 2 PIM.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Benoit Gratton is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Pierre-Marc Bouchard is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Shea Weber is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



1-10-2008 Riley Nash sent back juniors
Detroit Red Wings's Riley Nash did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Detroit Red Wings expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


26-9-2008 Mikael Samuelsson resumes full training.
Detroit Red Wings right wing Mikael Samuelsson has resumed full training after his thigh injury.

25-9-2008 Stefan Liv frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Stefan Liv feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Sweden, Stefan Liv was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2000 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 27 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Tom Pyatt has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Benoit Gratton has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Valtteri Filppula has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Justin Abdelkader has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Riley Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Mikael Samuelsson remains sidelined with thigh injury.



24-9-2008 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


24-9-2008 Mikael Samuelsson injured.
Mikael Samuelsson (DET) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Adam Foote (CBS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. This will just build character, sitting out a few days I mean, he said from the locker room after being helped off the ice.

21-9-2008 Jiri Fischer frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jiri Fischer feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Jiri Fischer was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 1st round of the 1998 entry draft. He has appeared in 475 NHL games during his career, notching 25 goals and adding 95 assists along with 409 penalty minutes. The 28 year old defenseman has played 6 games with the Detroit Red Wings this season, totalling 0+0=0 with 0 PIM.


20-9-2008 Kyle Quincey frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Kyle Quincey was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 1 NHL games during his career, notching 0 goals and adding 0 assists along with 0 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Tomas Holmstrom is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Todd Bertuzzi is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Pavel Datsyuk is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Chris Osgood hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Tom Pyatt has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Justin Abdelkader has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Riley Nash has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



16-9-2008 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Detroit Red Wings this season.


11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



29-8-2008 Shea Weber uncertain about future
Shea Weber wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Stefan Blom uncertain about future
Stefan Blom wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-8-2008 Kyle Quincey uncertain about future
Kyle Quincey wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

29-6-2008 Petr Vrana frustrated
Detroit Red Wings center Petr Vrana feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Czech, Petr Vrana was originally drafted to the NHL by the New Jersey Devils in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old center is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


30-6-2008 Nick Deschenes retires
Nick Deschenes has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Detroit Red Wings will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Detroit Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins:
- Dick Axelsson L
- Tomas Holmstrom L
- Kris Draper C
- Chris Osgood G
- Jiri Fischer D
- Daniel Cleary L
- Andreas Lilja D
- Tom Pyatt C
- Brendan Brooks R
- Chris Pronger D
- Danny Markov D
- Todd Bertuzzi R
- Benoit Gratton C
- Brett Lebda D
- Johan Franzen L
- Matt Ellis L
- Mikael Samuelsson R
- Niklas Kronwall D
- Tomas Kopecky R
- Stefan Liv G
- Pavel Datsyuk C
- Andreas Jamtin R
- Eric Himelfarb R
- Ilya Bryzgalov G
- Pierre-Marc Bouchard R
- Jonathan Ericsson D
- Derek Meech D
- Logan Koopmans G
- Valtteri Filppula L
- Eric Neilson R
- Jimmy Howard G
- Shea Weber D
- Petr Vrana C
- Ryan Oulahen C
- Tomas Kollar L
- Evan McGrath C
- Stefan Blom D
- Andrei Mukhachev D
- Kyle Quincey D
- Cody Blanshan D
- Mark Olafson R
- Mikael Johansson C
- Mathieu Roy L
- Dominic Vicari G
- Dmitri Levinsky L
- Justin Abdelkader L
- Darren Helm C
- Nick Martens D
- Greg Amadio D
- Cory Emmerton C
- Riley Nash C

Players reporting out of shape:
- Danny Markov D
- Mikael Samuelsson R
- Logan Koopmans G
- Tomas Kollar L
- Stefan Blom D
- Andrei Mukhachev D
- Cody Blanshan D
- Mathieu Roy L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Dick Axelsson L
- Kris Draper C
- Daniel Cleary L
- Todd Bertuzzi R
- Benoit Gratton C
- Niklas Kronwall D
- Ilya Bryzgalov G
- Kyle Quincey D
- Mark Olafson R
- Dmitri Levinsky L


30-6-2008 Greg Ireland leaves team
Greg Irelands contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Paul MacLean leaves team
Paul MacLeans contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Jim Paek leaves team
Jim Paeks contract has expired and he has left the team.

27-6-2008 Brett Lebda frustrated
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brett Lebda feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Brett Lebda, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 46 NHL games during his career, notching 3 goals and adding 9 assists along with 20 penalty minutes. The 26 year old defenseman is looking forward for the start of the season.


27-6-2008 Mikael Johansson uncertain about future
Mikael Johansson wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

25-6-2008 Tom Pyatt returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Tom Pyatt has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Riley Nash returns
Detroit Red Wings were delighted to hear that Riley Nash has returned to the team.

24-6-2008 Jimmy Howard frustrated
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Howard was originally drafted to the NHL by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2nd round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 4 NHL games during his career, booking 0 career shutouts and allowing 10 goals. The 24 year old goaltender is looking forward for the start of the season.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Andreas Lilja (Detroit Red Wings) UFA
-Andrei Mukhachev (Grand Rapids Griffins) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Greg Ireland(farm)
-Paul MacLean(pro)
-Jim Paek(farm)


20-6-2008 Board leave player budget as it is
The board of owners have left the player budget for next season as it was last season, because last year's budget was already big enough.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $23 500 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

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