Red Wings’ Michael Rasmussen suspended two games for high-sticking
The NHL has suspended Detroit Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen for two games for high-sticking Boston’s David Krejci Thursday in the Bruins’ 5-1 victory at TD Garden. The Red Wings are down to 11 healthy forwards and might recall somebody from the Grand Rapids Griffins. “Then you watch it back in slow, slow, slow motion and you can see coming down on that head area, direct contact to the head. “If Ras is out, Sunny is out, you’re talking five of your top 6-7 forwards, that’s a handful,” Lalonde said. We’ll have a winnable lineup (Saturday) and the next person up from Grand Rapids will be a reliable player as well.”mlive.com
The Latest: NHL postpones Oilers-Canadiens game
The postponement of the game was the 38th overall this season for coronavirus-related reasons, and first to involve the seven-team all-Canadian North Division. The 10 players listed matches the most since Feb. 21. A total of 157 NHL players have now spent at least one day in the COVID-19 protocol this season. The NHL on Friday postponed two Bruins games after four more Boston players entered the COVID protocol, for a total of five. Sweeney said the players were driven separately back to Boston from Buffalo after that game was postponed.
Fabbri scores twice in 1st game, Red Wings beat Bruins 4-2
DETROIT Robby Fabbri scored twice in his first game with Detroit and the Red Wings beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Friday night to snap a four-game skid. The Red Wings had been stuck in a 1-11-1 rut, their worst skid since 2017-18 when they went 1-12-1. Krugs power-play goal with 2:08 left in the second period pulled the Bruins to 3-2. Fabbris power-play goal with 8:11 left in the first period gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. Fabbris second goal, also a power-play effort, provided a two-goal edge 1:30 into the second period.