Red Wings’ Filip Zadina assigned to Grand Rapids for conditioning
The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday assigned forward Filip Zadina to the Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning. The Detroit Red Wings return to practice on Sunday following their bye week and the NHL All-Star Weekend. Zadina has not been the productive player the Red Wings thought they were getting when they drafted him sixth overall in 2018. To make room for Zadina on their 23-man roster, the Red Wings on Sunday assigned rookie Jonatan Berggren to the Griffins. New best friend gives Filip Zadina a boostmlive.com
New best friend gives Red Wings’ Zadina a lift during dog days of season
DETROIT – A dreadful start followed by a broken leg left Filip Zadina needing a pick-me-up. Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said he will be in the lineup at some point this week. “I don’t think it’s that big of a deal or big pressure or something. I don’t think I was on the ice when we scored a goal, so it was kind of like I don’t know what was happening. I think when he’s skating, he’s got some offensive confidence.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Alex Nedeljkovic clears waivers
DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic cleared waivers on Monday, providing the club with some roster flexibility. The Red Wings opted to keep Magnus Hellberg as their backup to Ville Husso. He rejoined the Red Wings for practice on Sunday before being waived. Nedeljkovic hasn’t appeared in a game for the Red Wings since Dec. 8, a 5-1 loss at Florida. More: Red Wings’ first half gradesmlive.com
Red Wings waive Alex Nedeljkovic following conditioning stint with Griffins
Alex Nedeljkovic had a successful conditioning stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins, finding his rhythm and building some confidence after not having played for a month during a rough season. The Red Wings have opted to keep Magnus Hellberg as their backup to Ville Husso. Hellberg, 31, is 2-3-1 with a 2.81 goals-against average and .896 save percentage since being claimed off waivers on Nov. 22. Nedeljkovic hasn’t appeared in a game for the Red Wings since Dec. 8, a 5-1 loss at Florida. He has struggled during infrequent starts, going 2-4-2 with a 4.09 GAA and .880 save percentage.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Derek Lalonde encouraged by progress, depth at midseason
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings are only slightly ahead of last season’s pace as they hit the midway mark on Saturday. I think our guys understand that.”The Red Wings were 18-17-5 through 40 games in 2021-22 but faltered the second half, going 14-23-5 their final 42 games. Then the Red Wings will decide what’s next. In that case, Nedeljkovic would join the Red Wings at some point during their three-game trip to Colorado, Arizona and Vegas. A conditioning stint in Grand Rapids is possible, before which the Red Wings would need to activate him and clear a roster spot.mlive.com
Red Wings assign Soderblom to Grand Rapids as Bertuzzi, Zadina near return
The Red Wings assigned Soderblom to the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday. They need a roster spot, eventually two, with the impending return of injured forwards Tyler Bertuzzi and Filip Zadina. If the Red Wings opt to assign Zadina to Grand Rapids for conditioning (the Griffins play three games this week), they first need to activate him, needing a spot on their 23-man roster. He had a six-game points streak (three goals, three assists) from Dec. 14-31, after returning from an injury and playing two games in Grand Rapids. More: Nedeljkovic finds confidence, rhythm during conditioning stint in Grand Rapidsmlive.com
Red Wings’ Robby Fabbri returns, looking to give, take hits
DETROIT – Robby Fabbri has been here before, having twice returned from ACL surgery, so he knows the drill. “Give a couple of hits, take a couple of hits,” Fabbri said. It will be his first game since March 10, 2022, when he suffered a left ACL tear, after previously tearing his right ACL twice while playing for St. Louis. Fabbri will skate on a line with Pius Suter and Oskar Sundqvist and also play on the second power-play unit. “You’ve got to take that time; you’ve got to make sure things are right,” Fabbri said.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina approaching return as a new season
That is the approach Filip Zadina is taking when he returns to the Detroit Red Wings lineup, likely within a couple of weeks. “When I come back, I won’t be thinking about what happened before, how many games I played,” Zadina said. The first game of the season will be for me the game when I come back. Coach Derek Lalonde he said on Friday that Zadina is roughly in the 8 to 10-day range for his return. “I just want to come back and be 100 percent ready,” Zadina said.mlive.com
Roster, lineup decisions loom as Red Wings get healthier up front
“Probably get through the weekend and have some of those tough roster decisions, but knock on wood, let’s get there,” coach Derek Lalonde said. Those (young) guys, we want them to make it tough on us.”The Red Wings (15-12-7) host Ottawa Saturday in their traditional New Year’s Eve game (7 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). The Red Wings, at the 23-man roster limit, will need to free a spot before activating Fabbri. He’s played well since returning from the Griffins, with five points (two goals, three assists) in five games. More: Five things to watch from Red Wingsmlive.com
Red Wings shut out by Carolina; Dylan Larkin injures hand
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings were shut out for the first time this season Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena. Dylan Larkin missed the third period after blocking a shot with his right hand late in the second period. The Red Wings (13-9-6) got a solid effort from Ville Husso (26 saves) but have dropped three in a row (0-2-1). The Red Wings pulled Husso for the extra skater with 2:43 remaining in regulation but couldn’t generate much pressure. The Red Wings picked up their play in the second period, generating more forecheck and spending more time on the offensive zone.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina ‘out a while’ after blocking shot
DETROIT – The season has been a struggle so far for Filip Zadina, and now it appears the Detroit Red Wings forward will be out long-term. Coach Derek Lalonde said following Saturday’s 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders that the team probably won’t see Zadina for a while due to a lower-body injury. Zadina was hit in the right leg by a shot from Ryan Pulock with 5:19 to play in the third period. The Red Wings recalled center Austin Czarnik from the Grand Rapids Griffins before the game because they had no spare forwards. Lalonde said Czarnik will play Sunday at the New York Rangers (5 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit).mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina eager to show ‘I’m a good player’
DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde’s decision to scratch Filip Zadina the first two games caught many by surprise, including the former sixth overall pick. “Well, obviously it was tough for a little bit but it’s the process in hockey,” Zadina said. With Tyler Bertuzzi (hand injury, out 4-6 weeks) and Jakub Vrana (out tonight for personal reasons) out, the Red Wings have no extra forwards. “He showed me a couple of videos of what I’ve done and it’s the little things I can get out of my game,” Zadina said. I don’t think it’s going to be a big problem for me.”More: Key injury tests Red Wings’ depthmlive.com
Filip Zadina to sit on opening night; Red Wings need to see more from him
DETROIT – Filip Zadina is hoping for a fresh start under a new coaching staff after struggling much of his first few seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. Zadina lost his spot to rookie Elmer Soderblom who will make his NHL debut. Kind of keep that competition going.”Lalonde said Zadina needs to manage his game better. The Red Wings showed faith in him by signing him to a three-year extension with an average annual value of $1.825 million in the offseason. Soderblom (net front), Vrana (bumper), Copp-Kubalik (flanks), Hronek (point)More: Five keys to improvement from Red Wings in 2022-23mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina aims to capitalize on fresh start with new coach
“I meant it in the offseason when I want to give everyone a fresh start,” Lalonde said. Even on the one side where I want to give a fresh start, I don’t get too excited on the other end of some positives I’ve seen. On both ends I want to be very cautious and have a true fresh start for everyone.”Zadina, 22, had 10 goals and 14 assists in 74 games last season. “If you want to score you got to get the shot quick and hit the net, hit the spots,” Zadina said. “(I’m) looking at him when he’s shooting and trying to learn the details on how he’s shooting the puck.”More: Red Wings eager to see what Jakub Vrana can do in full seasonmlive.com
Red Wings sign Filip Zadina to three-year deal
Filip Zadina has struggled thus far during his NHL career, but the Detroit Red Wings showed faith in the 22-year-old forward, signing him Friday to a three-year contract worth just under $5.5 million. Zadina’s cap hit of $1.825 million is a substantial increase from last season, the final year of his entry-level contract, when his cap figure was $894,167. The sixth overall pick in 2018, Zadina has been slow to develop into the consistent goal-scorer the Red Wings hope he will become. He had 10 goals and 14 assists in 74 games last season, along with a minus-24 rating. More: What Dylan Larkin’s next Red Wings contract might look likemlive.com
Red Wings, Jake Walman avoid arbitration with one-year deal
The Detroit Red Wings avoided a Thursday arbitration hearing with Jake Walman, signing the 26-year-old defenseman today to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. Walman, 26, had goals and four assists in 19 games with the Red Wings after being acquired from St. Louis on March 21, along with Oskar Sundqvist and a 2023 second-round pick, for Nick Leddy. Walman (6-2, 215) has appeared in 74 career games, picking up four goals and eight assists. Restricted free agent Filip Zadina is the lone Red Wing who has yet to sign for 2022-23. More: Red Wings announce dates for Prospects Tournament, training campmlive.com
Red Wings qualify three RFAs, cut loose others
The Detroit Red Wings made qualifying offers to three pending restricted free agents before Monday’s deadline, retaining their rights, while parting ways with several others. The Red Wings, as expected, qualified Filip Zadina and Jake Walman, as well as Chase Pearson. He had no goals and four assists in 19 games after being acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline. Pearson, 24, is a checking-line center who appeared in three NHL games late in the season (no points). Pearson could replace Stephens on the Red Wings’ roster.mlive.com
Alex Nedeljkovic blanks former team as Red Wings stun Carolina
Alex Nedeljkovic made 46 saves Thursday against his former team, leading the Detroit Red Wings past the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 at PNC Arena. The Red Wings (29-35-10) began a stretch of six games against some of the top teams in the NHL. Moritz Seider, Adam Erne and Filip Zadina scored for the Red Wings, 3-1-1 in their past five. The Red Wings scored twice in the third period to expand on a 1-0 lead. The Red Wings killed four Carolina power plays, including two in the third period while holding a 2-0 lead.mlive.com
Red Wings beat Bruins, stop skid behind Alex Nedeljkovic’s 47-save effort
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings ended one of their roughest stretches of the season Tuesday, at the expense of one of the hotter teams in the NHL. The Red Wings (27-34-9) battled back from a two-goal first-period deficit and snapped a six-game losing streak (0-4-2) with their first win since March 22. The Red Wings killed all four Boston power plays. The Red Wings scored two unanswered goals and killed two penalties in the second period to take a 3-2 lead. The Red Wings failed to score on a pair of power plays in the first period and even allowed a shorthanded goal.mlive.com
Red Wings’ young players eye more prime roles as season winds down
This is a good time for the Detroit Red Wings to take a closer look at some of their younger players – expand their ice time, move them up in the lineup, see what they do on special teams. So now you got 18 games left and some young guys, (due to) injuries, are needed in more prime roles. The Red Wings (25-31-7) host Tampa Bay (39-18-6) on Saturday (12:30, Bally Sports Detroit). Guys are going to have to go out and play against good players, like you do when you go on the road against Pittsburgh.”The Red Wings visit the Penguins on Sunday. Memories of fight nightBlashill grew up in Michigan a huge Red Wings fan and recalls their memorable fight night with bitter rival Colorado 25 years ago on Saturday.mlive.com
Red Wings battle back from disastrous start but can’t complete comeback
The Detroit Red Wings battled back from a disastrous start Tuesday to tie the game twice in the third period but could not complete the comeback. The Red Wings (24-29-7) have lost a season-high six in a row (0-5-1). Raymond has 46 points, the most by a Red Wings rookie since Nicklas Lidstrom recorded 60 points in 1991-92. The Red Wings forced a turnover with their aggressive forechecking, led by Michael Rasmussen. The Red Wings continue their four-game trip Thursday Vancouver (10 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit).mlive.com
Red Wings’ Robby Fabbri out for season with another ACL injury
DETROIT – Robby Fabbri resurrected his career with the Detroit Red Wings following two major knee surgeries as a young forward with the St. Louis Blues. The Red Wings believe Fabbri tore his right anterior cruciate ligament during Thursday’s 6-5 shootout loss to Minnesota and will miss the remainder of the season. Taro Hirose was recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins and joined the Red Wings for practice Friday. “I think Veleno played more than he normally has, Zadina played a lot of minutes. The loss for Robby I feel no matter what.”More: Red Wings raise compete level, but defense and goaltending raise concernsmlive.com
Thomas Greiss solid after long layoff, leading Red Wings past Flyers
DETROIT – Thomas Greiss showed no rust Saturday afternoon in his first appearance in nearly five weeks. Greiss made 32 saves, including several breakaway stops, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Philadelphia 4-2 at Little Caesars Arena. Tyler Bertuzzi, Filip Zadina, Moritz Seider and Michael Rasmussen scored for the Red Wings (22-21-6), who swept the home-and-home set with the Flyers (15-24-8). Seider blasted in a shot on the power play at 9:05 of the third period to put the Red Wings ahead 3-1. The Flyers answered just 44 seconds later when Scott Laughton knocked in a loose puck in the crease after a shot off the goal post.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Moritz Seider displays flashes of dominance vs. Flyers
He turned in possibly the best performance of his young NHL career on Wednesday, in the Detroit Red Wings’ 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Certainly, he’s a guy who can control games like that and he did to large degree for lots of the night.”Seider was among five Red Wings with two points. Zadina debuts on top lineFilip Zadina didn’t figure into the scoring but recorded four shots in 13:42 and fit in well with Larkin and Raymond on the top line, Blashill said. He did a good job on that line,” Blashill said. “I think it’s great he went there and played really good,” Blashill said.mlive.com
Red Wings to Filip Zadina: Be good defensively, go to the net while on top line
Filip Zadina might be getting his best opportunity to produce during what has been a tough season. Zadina skated on a line with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond Tuesday in practice. “There’s multiple guys that have an opportunity to get a spot on Larkin’s line and I wanted to see Filip Zadina today there,” Blashill said. He’s a small guy and he’s good at the net front. I also think he can play north and give them some skill, some ability to score around the net.mlive.com
Calvin Pickard steps up as Red Wings top Penguins in shootout
The Detroit Red Wings rebounded from their worst defensive performance of the season with a solid all-around effort on Friday. Lucas Raymond scored the lone goal of the shootout and Calvin Pickard made 36 saves regulation and overtime as the Red Wings defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 at PPG Paints Arena. The Red Wings outshot the Penguins 4-1 in overtime, when Dylan Larkin had an excellent opportunity to win it, getting robbed by an outstanding glove save from Casey DeSmith. The Red Wings led 1-0 after a strong first period, getting a goal from Smith at 18:19. The Red Wings have a quick turnaround before hosting another top team with high-end offense when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Little Caesars Arena on Saturday (7 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit).mlive.com
Red Wings seek ways to get Filip Zadina out of prolonged slump
DETROIT – Sam Gagner can relate to the high expectations and pressure to produce that teammate Filip Zadina is feeling. Zadina showed promise in a small sample size soon after being drafted in 2018 by the Detroit Red Wings. He’s getting shots off on the rush, he’s getting shots off in the slot area. He’s finding his way to that slot area a lot.”Zadina must find ways to get more pucks on net. “Five-on-five, there’s one area of the ice where everything is scored now and that’s in that slot,” Blashill said.mlive.com
Red Wings lose to Ducks in shootout; lose Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi to injuries
The Red Wings, however, lost captain Dylan Larkin to an upper-body injury in the first period and Tyler Bertuzzi apparently suffered a cut wrist in the final minute of overtime. The Red Wings (16-16-4) outshot Anaheim 36-27. The Red Wings failed to convert on a pair of power-play opportunities in the third period. The Red Wings managed only one shot on a goal during 1:10 of a five-on-three power play to end the first period. It was the Red Wings’ first power-play goal in seven games (they were 0 for 18 in their previous six).mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina: Just keep shooting and believing
Frustrated and angry about being a healthy scratch for the first time in his young career, Detroit Red Wings forward Filip Zadina is determined to find ways to make an impact. Shortly after coach Jeff Blashill announced that Zadina would return to the lineup tonight, the NHL postponed the Red Wings’ game at Anaheim due to COVID-related issues with the Ducks. The Red Wings’ next game is Saturday at Los Angeles (10:30 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit). The Red Wings turned in one of their better performances in a 6-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. “I think he’s valued himself that way and certainly the hype was around his shooting,” Blashill said.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Filip Zadina should feel urgency after being scratched
The Detroit Red Wings envisioned Filip Zadina playing on the top line with Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi in training camp before it quickly became apparent rookie Lucas Raymond was more effective there. Zadina has gone from first line to second line to third line to healthy scratch in a matter of months, not the trajectory the Red Wings envisioned their No. Whenever Zadina is back, he will feel more urgency to produce, knowing his spot in the lineup isn’t guaranteed. The Red Wings selected Zadina sixth overall, one spot before Vancouver took Michigan defenseman Quinn Hughes, who has quickly become a star. He’s just got to stay with it.”More: Several Red Wings stepped up in key win before road tripmlive.com
Red Wings’ game at Islanders on Wednesday postponed
DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings’ game against the New York Islanders Wednesday at UBS Arena has been postponed. It is the fourth consecutive Red Wings game postponed due to COVID. The Red Wings’ next scheduled game is Friday against the Washington Capitals at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit), their traditional New Year’s Eve game. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he learned of the postponement prior to getting on the ice Tuesday for the team’s third day in a row of practice. The Red Wings have six players still in protocol -- forwards Adam Erne, Sam Gagner, Lucas Raymond and Joe Veleno, and defensemen Nick Leddy and Jordan Oesterle.mlive.com
Filip Zadina latest Detroit Red Wings player in COVID-19 protocol
DETROIT – Add Filip Zadina to list of Detroit Red Wings in COVID-19 protocol. The Red Wings announced the move on Twitter before Saturday night’s home game against the New Jersey Devils. Zadina is the fourth player and sixth member of the organization who went into COVID protocol Saturday. With Blashill and Tanguay unavailable, the Red Wings brought Griffins head coach Ben Simon and assistant coach Todd Krygier to Detroit for the game vs. New Jersey. MORE:Red Wings expect ‘seamless transition’ behind benchJeff Blashill, four others in COVID protocolFabbri, Rasmussen in COVID protocolRed Wings-Devils start time, faceoffRed Wings fall 5-3 at Carolinamlive.com
Red Wings beat Bruins 2-1 for franchise’s 3,000th victory
Marc Staal's first goal of the season was the tiebreaker with just over eight minutes remaining in the third period, and Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the Red Wings' 3,000th victory.
Alex Nedeljkovic leads Red Wings to historic franchise win
Alex Nedeljkovic made 41 saves and Marc Staal snapped a tie in the third period Tuesday, lifting the Detroit Red Wings past the Boston Bruins 2-1 at TD Garden. The Red Wings (11-9-3) equaled a season-high three-game winning streak despite being outshot 42-16. The Red Wings were 1-11-2 in their previous 14 games in Boston, including the playoffs. The Red Wings had done a good job killing the two-man advantage until Pastrnak, from the slot, one-timed a pass from Taylor Hall past Nedeljkovic. More: Red Wings remain vigilant as COVID concerns grow around leaguemlive.com
One Red Wings line needs to start burying chances
The Detroit Red Wings’ second line hasn’t produced much offense over the past several weeks despite ample opportunities. “As a line we’re getting about 10 shots a game, you’re pretty happy with that to start,” Fabbri said. Just working on getting the puck over the (goal) line and we’ll be all right.”Coach Jeff Blashill said the Suter line has created chances. They’re not a heavy line, they’re a light line, so they got to make sure they’re at the net. More: What to like, not like about Red Wings through 20 gamesmlive.com
Detroit Red Wings vs. Vegas Golden Knights - NHL (11/18/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
The Detroit Red Wings are looking to get back on the winning track when they head a little further out west on Thursday night, as they take on the Vegas Golden Knights in a battle between two teams hovering around the .500 mark. The Red Wings are now back to .500 at 8-8-2 on the season. Watch the Detroit Red Wings on DirecTV StreamMany were picking Vegas to be the solidified no. These two teams met over a week ago in Detroit, with the Wings coming away with a 5-2 win. Check out more stories about the Detroit Red Wings here on MLiveWho: Detroit Red Wings (8-8-2) vs. Vegas Golden Knights (9-7-0)When: Thursday, November 18Time: 10:00 p.m.mlive.com
Red Wings can’t complete comeback in loss to Stars
The Stars, behind two goals and an assist from Jason Robertson and 28 saves from Jake Oettinger, defeated the Red Wings 5-2 at American Airlines Center. Dylan Larkin scored his fifth goal in five games for the Red Wings but did not play in the third period. Filip Zadina scored the other goal for the Red Wings (8-8-2), who have lost back-to-back games at the start of a four-game trip. Dallas threatened to run away with the game after building a 3-0 lead less than eight minutes into the second period. More: ‘Slap in face’ reminds Red Wings how much they need to improve in their own zonemlive.com
Moritz Seider in exclusive company for Red Wings with fast start
That is more than any rookie Detroit Red Wings defenseman has accumulated after nine games, one more than Nicklas Lidstrom. There was little question coming into the season that Seider, the sixth overall pick in 2019, was NHL-ready. But you want to minimize those unforced errors, those plays that don’t need to happen, and maximize his positive plays.”The Red Wings (4-3-2) are getting many positive plays from rookies. In addition to Seider and Raymond, Joe Veleno scored a goal and assisted on another in his Red Wings season debut Saturday, after being recalled from Grand Rapids. “We want guys that are going to help us win hockey games, whether they’re young or old.”More: Joe Veleno gets lift from Steve Yzerman and then shines in Red Wings season debutmlive.com
Joe Veleno makes strong season debut but Red Wings fall to Leafs
Joe Veleno made a significant impact Saturday in his season debut for the Detroit Red Wings, but the Toronto Maple Leafs held on for a 5-4 victory at Scotiabank Arena. The Red Wings needed to bring up Veleno because they were short two forwards. The Red Wings entered the game 4 for 31 on the power play (12.9 percent). These teams hadn’t met since the COVID-shortened 2019-20 season, when Toronto won all three games from the Red Wings, outscoring them 15-3. It was the start of a four-game trip for the Red Wings.mlive.com
As games get chippy, Red Wings proclaim ‘We got each other’s backs’
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings’ first two games have been chippy, with players getting in each other’s faces and roughing it up, scrums after the whistle, and just a whole lot of volatility. We’re showing them we’re a team.”Zadina was shaken up but escaped serious injury Saturday on a hit to the head from Conor Garland during the third period of the Red Wings’ 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at Little Caesars Arena. It triggered a skirmish, one of several that happened two nights after Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin sustained injury after being checked into the glass by Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph. “I think you’ve seen it pretty early that we’re pretty tight in the room,” Marc Staal said. More: Red Wings upset about abuse Dylan Larkin has gottenmlive.com
Thomas Greiss stellar as Red Wings top Canucks
DETROIT – Thomas Greiss picked up where he left off the final month of last season, making 40 saves Saturday to lead the Detroit Red Wings past the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena. Filip Zadina snapped a tie with a power-play goal in the second period. The Red Wings played without Dylan Larkin, who served a one-game suspension for punching Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph on Thursday but wouldn’t have been available anyway due to an unspecified injury. Conor Garland had tied it at 1-1 at 4:56 of the second period on a sharp-angle shot from the goal line that banked in off of Greiss’ mask. The Red Wings continue their season-opening four-game homestand Tuesday against Columbus.mlive.com
Red Wings encouraged by Filip Zadina despite modest production
Filip Zadina hasn’t been as flashy or productive in the preseason as fellow top-10 pick Lucas Raymond, but the Detroit Red Wings have seen encouraging signs. “Obviously, playing against good teams, good lineups, it was tougher, but I think we did a good job. Regardless of which line he is on, the Red Wings need more from Zadina than what he produced last season (six goals, 19 points in 49 games). He led the Red Wings with four shots on goal and blocked three shots. We’re going to see those a lot, so it’s great for him to gain that experience.”More: Why Red Wings’ power-play outlook is brighter this seasonmlive.com
Dylan Larkin has big preseason debut as Red Wings roll
DETROIT – Dylan Larkin scored a pair of power-play goals and assisted on another in his preseason debut Saturday, and Nick Leddy picked up three assists as the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-1 at Little Caesars Arena. Lucas Raymond contributed a pair of assists, giving him four points (goal, three assists) in two games. Larkin set up Veleno for a power-play goal to put Detroit up 4-1 with 5:16 remaining in the third period. The Red Wings led 2-0 after the first period. Thomas Greiss started in goal for the Red Wings and stopped all eight shots he faced in 31:34.mlive.com
Red Wings need Filip Zadina to take ‘next step’ offensively
The Detroit Red Wings drafted Filip Zadina sixth overall in 2018 to provide offense and would like to see more production from him as he begins his fourth season in the organization. “We would love for him to take that next step offensively,” coach Jeff Blashill said. It’s a terrific opportunity for Zadina, who scored only six goals, in addition to providing 13 assists, in 49 games last season. I think he’s worked hard on it. “Just hold onto the puck, play with the puck, go more to the net, force myself a little bit more to shoot the puck,” Zadina said.mlive.com
Red Wings mailbag: Who is poised for a breakout season?
The Detroit Red Wings’ leaders produced only 11 goals and 26 points, paltry totals even in an abbreviated 56-game season. That was among the questions from MLive readers in this week’s mailbag:Q: Who is ready for a breakout season? But as far a breakout season goes, they would be delighted if Filip Zadina experienced that. He improved in his play without the puck last season, but the offense was lacking (six goals, 19 points in 49 games). More: Confidence, strength keys to Joe Veleno’s pursuit of Red Wings roster spotmlive.com
Red Wings get strong goaltending but power play struggles costly in home finale
DETROIT – Their goaltender once again kept the Detroit Red Wings in the game and gave them a chance to win when they could have been blown out early. The Red Wings had an excellent opportunity to tie it in the final minutes after three consecutive Lightning penalties resulted in a full two-minute five-on-three advantage. The Red Wings (18-27-9) have a four-day break before closing out the season with games at Columbus Friday and Saturday. The goal gave the Red Wings some momentum, but they couldn’t complete the comeback. The Red Wings were caught scrambling in their own zone.mlive.com
Red Wings’ final home games impact Lightning’s playoff seeding
The Detroit Red Wings’ final two home games this weekend will have significant playoff seeding implications for the Tampa Bay Lightning. For the Red Wings, the matchups present more growth opportunities for younger players like Michael Rasmussen, Evgeny Svechnikov, Dennis Cholowski, Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno. The Red Wings (17-26-9) need to win one of their four remaining games – they wrap up with a pair at Columbus next Friday and Saturday – to exceed last season’s win total in significantly fewer games (71 in 2019-20). The Red Wings have scored only three goals in their past two games and will be without key forwards Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Robby Fabbri, Bobby Ryan and Adam Erne. Jakub Vrana has six goals and seven points in seven games as a Red Wing.mlive.com
How to watch Detroit Red Wings vs. Dallas Stars (4/24) - NHL Regular Season | Channel, Stream, Time
The Detroit Red Wings and the Dallas Stars have played three games so far this season. So the Red Wings are looking to even the series in the fourth and final game on Saturday. It was much needed as the Red Wings have lost several of their offensive weapons due to injury. The Red Wings still have Filip Zadina, who has 18 points through 42 games this season. What: NHL Regular SeasonWho: Detroit Red Wings (17-25-7) vs. Dallas Stars (11-7-4)When: Saturday, April 24Time: 7 p.m.mlive.com
Verhaeghe paces Panthers over Red Wings, 4-1
The Red Wings have lost six consecutive road games. “It’s as bad as we’ve played defensively in a while,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “It took us too long to get into this game tonight,” Red Wings center Dylan Larkin said. Verhaeghe’s second goal, a wraparound that went airborne and in at 12:11 of the second, stretched the Panthers lead to 4-1. Red Wings: Jonathan Bernier: day to day (lower body), Bobby Ryan: day to day (upper body), Marc Staal: day to day (upper body).
Calvin Pickard, Blue Jackets beat Red Wings 3-1
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Calvin Pickard deflects the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT – Adam Erne and Robby Fabbri scored 29 seconds apart in the first period and Calvin Pickard made 21 saves in his first start of the season, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-1 on Saturday. Pickard earned his first NHL win in more than two years. “I think these guys care and I think they were embarrassed in the Nashville game,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Early on, that wasn’t it.”WINNING WAYIt was Pickard’s first NHL win since Nov. 23, 2018.
Calvin Pickard steps in to help Red Wings beat Blue Jackets, 3-1
Detroit Red Wings goaltender Calvin Pickard deflects the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Detroit. Pickard earned his first NHL win in more than two years. “I think these guys care and I think they were embarrassed in the Nashville game,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. Early on, that wasn’t it.”WINNING WAYIt was Pickard’s first NHL win since Nov. 23, 2018. That night, Pickard made 31 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 win against the New York Rangers.
Red Wings beat Hurricanes 4-2, ending their 8-game streak
Detroit Red Wings left wing Adam Erne (73) celebrates his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Detroit. Carolina lost for the first time this month when Adam Erne scored twice to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night, snapping the Hurricanes' eight-game win streak. “The more you win, the more teams want to beat us.”Erne’s two goals in the first period lifted the Red Wings to a 2-1 lead. The Red Wings outshot the Hurricanes 15-7 in the first period and scored on two of three power plays. Red Wings: Host Dallas on Thursday night.
Hurricanes take over in 3rd period, beat Red Wings 5-2
(AP Photo/Chris Seward)RALEIGH, N.C. – Jordan Staal and Jesper Fast scored a pair of goals early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes take over and beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Thursday night. Filip Zadina scored twice for the Red Wings, first for a 1-0 lead in the first period and then a 2-1 lead midway through the second. Jonathan Bernier finished with 27 saves in the Red Wings’ third straight loss. Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he hopes Larkin is ready to return next week. UP NEXTDetroit: The Red Wings return home Tuesday to start a two-game set with reigning Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay.
Bobrovsky shines as Panthers edge Red Wings 2-1
It was a close game, but it didn’t feel like that.”Bobrovsky allowed an early goal but was able to stop the Red Wings the rest of the way. It was a good win for us.”AdFilip Zadina scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings have lost nine of 10. “We had some chances on the power play, but we need to score.”Zadina put the Red Wings ahead 1-0 at the 3:31 mark of the first. The Red Wings visit the Nashville Predators on Thursday.
Red Wings roundup: Zadina is hope, NHL virus protocols update, Abdelkader keeps playing
AdThe Red Wings ended up losing their second straight to the Lightning, 3-1, on Friday. I think we’ll see the Red Wings win at least one of these. Friday night could have gotten out of hand against the Lightning, but Greiss gave the Red Wings a chance. The Red Wings bought out Abdelkader’s hefty contract in October. He was in the 5th year of a 7-year contract he signed with the Red Wings in 2015.
Lightning stay unbeaten at home with 3-1 win over Red Wings
TAMPA, FLORIDA - JANUARY 30: Steven Stamkos #91 of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on during a game against the Nashville Predators at Amalie Arena on January 30, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)TAMPA, Fla. – Barclay Goodrow scored a pair of goals and the Tampa Bay Lightning remained undefeated on home ice with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. Goodrow’s second goal of the game was the 6,000th goal in Lightning franchise history. Tampa Bay extended its point streak against Detroit to 19 games (18-0-1) and has won 16 consecutive regular-season home games against the Red Wings. Tampa Bay Lightning: At Nashville Predators on Monday.
Surging Panthers hold off reeling Red Wings 3-2
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30: Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Florida Panthers at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Patric Hornqvist, Aaron Ekblad and Carter Verhaeghe scored and the Florida Panthers held off the Detroit Red Wings for a 3-2 win Sunday night. “Getting off to a good start enhances that attitude.”Greiss stopped 27 shots for the Red Wings, who have dropped six straight. The Panthers outshot the Red Wings 17-9 in the second period as they took control. The Red Wings play the Lighting on the road Wednesday night.
Heponiemi lifts Panthers to 3-2 win over Red Wings in debut
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30: Mathias Brome #86 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with MacKenzie Weegar #52 of the Florida Panthers in overtime at Little Caesars Arena on January 30, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Aleksi Heponiemi made the most of his NHL debut, scoring with 2:15 left in overtime to lift the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Aleksander Barkov scored the Panthers' first of two goals on power plays 3:06 into the opening period, putting them ahead 1-0. Thomas Greiss stopped 23 shots for the Red Wings, extending his winless start with the team. AdIN CASE YOU MISSED ITFormer goaltender Jimmy Howard announced his retirement recently, writing in an Instagram post that he's looking forward to coaching his son's hockey team after a 14-year career with the Red Wings.
Fabbri’s late goal lifts Red Wings over Hurricanes 4-2
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 10: Robby Fabbri #14 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on January 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Robby Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:42 left in the third period, Dylan Larkin got his second goal into an empty net and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Saturday night. Zadina also set up Bobby Ryan to score in his Red Wings debut, breaking a scoreless tie early in the second period, after the veteran forward missed the opener with an injury. FEEL-GOOD STORYRyan signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings, shooting to revive his career. WHAT’S NEXTThe Red Wings will stay at home and face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday afternoon and Tuesday night.
Red Wings release 2020-21 roster; 6 players on taxi squad
The Detroit Red Wings have released a roster ahead of their 2020-21 season opener this week. This year there teams are allowed a taxi squad of up to six additional players to the normal 23-man roster. The Red Wings released a 22-man roster and six more players on the taxi squad. He’ll remain in the Red Wings organization after clearing waivers. I have placed the full Red Wings 2020-21 season schedule here.
Red Wings release 2020-21 training camp roster
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 10: Filip Zadina #11 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on January 10, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Detroit Red Wings will start their 2020-21 training camp on Jan. 1. The Red Wings have 40 players participating in this camp -- 23 forwards, 12 defensemen and five goaltenders. Let’s pretend the Red Wings were set to play this evening. Goalies:Thomas GreissJonathan BernierView: Detroit Red Wings 2020 NHL Entry Draft picksRead more: Yzerman’s Red Wings get B+ grade in theScore’s offseason report card
Boqvist, Blackhawks rally past Red Wings 4-2
CHICAGO – Adam Boqvist snapped a third-period tie, Dylan Sikura scored his first NHL goal and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied past the lowly Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night. Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for the NHL-worst Red Wings (10-30-3), and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops. Dominik Kubalik added an empty-netter with 20 seconds left as the Blackhawks improved to 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. It was the fourth goal of the season for the 20-year-old Zadina, who was selected by the Red Wings with the No. The Red Wings host the Blackhawks on March 6.
Zadina among list of Red Wings cut from NHL roster
The Detroit Red Wings have trimmed their roster to 25 ahead of the season opener, which is Saturday against the Predators in Nashville, and Zadina's name was on the list. He was the 6th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft and was expected to contribute to the Red Wings offense sooner than later. After several preseason games, he failed to gain a spot on new General Manager Steve Yzerman's Red Wings roster. READ BACK: Is Red Wings top pick Filip Zadina as good as we think he is? The Red Wings will have to trim the roster to 23 to start the season.
Zadina among list of Red Wings cut from NHL roster
The Detroit Red Wings have trimmed their roster to 25 ahead of the season opener, which is Saturday against the Predators in Nashville. He was the 6th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft and was expected to contribute to the Red Wings offense sooner than later. After several preseason games, he failed to gain a spot on new General Manager Steve Yzerman's Red Wings roster. READ BACK: Is Red Wings top pick Filip Zadina as good as we think he is? The Red Wings will have to trim the roster to 23 to start the season.
Guessing the Red Wings roster
He is coming off of a real bad year (6 goals, 13 assists, -14 rating in 71 games played) and the Red Wings have suddenly added Erne to the roster. The 23-year-old winger played 60 games with the Wings this past season (3 goals, 6 assists) -- is he in the mix? There's also Madison Bowey, who the Red Wings acquired through the Nick Jensen trade in February. Who is actually going to be playing for the Red Wings? Goalies:Jimmy HowardJonathan BernierCalvin PickardI put together a quick recap of the major Red Wings offseason moves here.
Will Zadina score 20 goals this season?
That's kind of where I'm at right now when it comes to the Red Wings and their top draft pick from last year. If Filip Zadina is in the lineup full-time this season (and everything to this point suggests he will be), then he needs to be scoring at least 20 goals as a rookie. He played nine games with the Red Wings this past season -- he scored 1 goal and 2 assists in that limited time. It's not unreasonable to demand 20 goals from him this season if he is playing a full-time role on the first or second line. By the way, in November last year I wrote this: "Andreas Athanasiou is on the Red Wings to score goals.
Red Wings 2019-20 season lineup: Here's what it could look like
Filip Zadina of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Montreal Canadiens at Little Caesars Arena on February 26, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. Regardless, here's a look at a few players in the system who could crack this Red Wings lineup:Jacob de la Rose (C, LW)Jacob de la Rose of the Detroit Red Wings on November 01, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Dennis Cholowski (D)Dennis Cholowski of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Vancouver Canucks at Little Caesars Arena on November 06, 2018 in Detroit. Taro Hirose (LW)Taro Hirose of the Detroit Red Wings on March 19, 2019 in New York City. Ryan Kuffner (LW)Kuffner, 23, also joined the Red Wings out of college this past season.
Red Wings NHL draft preview: Who is best available at 6th overall?
The Detroit Red Wings own the 6th overall pick in this year's NHL draft. Remember, last year when Filip Zadina fell into Ken Holland's lap at 6th overall was the most exciting Red Wings draft ever. I always like to see teams in these positions take best overall, especially young rebuilding teams like the Red Wings. Short of putting together yet another mock draft -- see rant here -- forward Trevor Zegras could be the best option available for the Red Wings at 6th overall. Buffalo (from STL)Here's the rest of the Red Wings draft positions:
Red Wings 2018 draft picks progress report
The Detroit Red Wings selected 10 players in seven rounds of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Ryan O'Reilly (RW)Ryan O'Reilly poses after being selected 98th overall by the Detroit Red Wings on June 23, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. So it's safe to assume the Red Wings have had them in their sights for a while. It was not an earth-shattering Red Wings debut, but he didn't exactly join the best situation in Detroit either. If you have not signed up for my Red Wings newsletter and you like to follow the team, please sign up now.