Luke Glendening braces for emotional homecoming vs. Red Wings
When Luke Glendening enters Little Caesars Arena tonight, he will walk right past the Detroit Red Wings dressing room to get to the visitors’ room. “I grew up a Red Wings fan, that’s always going to be a part of me. Stars coach Rick Bowness said Glendening has been “everything he was billed to be.”“Great character guy, great teammate, versatile,” Bowness said. I’ve got nothing but great things to say about Luke as a person, a player and as a competitor.”Glendening similarly has positive memories about his time with the organization. “And when we were in the playoffs just the atmosphere at Joe Louis was something special.”More: Givani and Gemel Smith eager to suit up together as Red Wingsmlive.com
Red Wings tab Danny DeKeyser, Marc Staal as alternate captains
The Detroit Red Wings named defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Marc Staal as alternate captains this season. DeKeyser, 31, is entering his 10th season as the longest-tenured Red Wings. An undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan, the metro Detroit native has appeared in 488 NHL games, all with the Red Wings. He and Filip Hronek were the only Red Wings to appear in all 56 games last season. Staal, liked being in Detroit so much that he signed a one-year, $2 million contract as a free agent in the offseason.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Adam Erne aims to ‘pick up where I left off’ with new linemates
After experiencing a career year, Detroit Red Wings forward Adam Erne aims to show that’s the norm, not the exception. The Red Wings signed Erne to a two-year, $4.2 million contract on Aug. 15, rewarding him for tying for the team lead with 11 goals and equaling a career high with 20 points in 45 games. It felt good to have a year like that and hopefully next year I can pick up where I left off.”Erne, 26, was part of the Red Wings’ most consistent line, featuring Luke Glendening at center and Darren Helm on the other side. Smith appeared in 16 games for the Red Wings last season (one goal, three assists). I’m just happy we were able to settle when we did.”The Red Wings have two remaining restricted free agents – defenseman Filip Hronek and Smith.mlive.com
Detroit Red Wings re-sign RFA center Chase Pearson
The Detroit Red Wings re-signed restricted free agent center Chase Pearson on Thursday to a one-year contract. Pearson does not need to be placed on waivers to be sent to the minors and will again be a restricted free agent after the 2021-22 season. The 6-foot-2, 209-pounder is the only Red Wings draft pick from 2015 still with the organization. The Wings also signed free agent center Pius Suter this offseason, adding to Detroit’s depth in the middle. Detroit has four remaining restricted free agents: forwards Jakub Vrana, Adam Erne and Givani Smith, and defenseman Filip Hronek.mlive.com
Luke Glendening: Tough to leave Red Wings, but couldn’t pass on Dallas
Luke Glendening is excited about his move from a rebuilding team to a playoff contender but will miss the only NHL home he has known. After eight seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, Glendening signed a two-year contract Wednesday with the Dallas Stars that averages $1.5 million per season. I grew up in Grand Rapids, so to have my friends and family be so close was great, but really excited for this opportunity in Dallas. It’s something I couldn’t pass up on.”Glendening, 32, has spent nearly his entire hockey career in the state, playing four years at Michigan and then signing with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. He has a connection to Stars general manager Jim Nill, who was the longtime Red Wings assistant GM in charge of Grand Rapids when the Griffins won the Calder Cup championship with Glendening in 2013.mlive.com
Longtime Red Wing Luke Glendening signs with Dallas
Luke Glendening, a Grand Rapids native who has spent nearly his entire hockey career in Michigan, has parted ways with the Detroit Red Wings. The Red Wings made Glendening an offer, but it wasn’t as good as the deal he signed with Stars. After less than 1½ seasons in the AHL, the Red Wings called up Glendening during the 2012-13 season. Glendening played eight seasons for the Red Wings, appearing in 554 games (57 goals, 69 assists). More: Red Wings sign veteran right-shooting forwardmlive.com
Red Wings look to fill needs in free agency with prudent moves
The Detroit Red Wings are gradually building toward the day when prime free agents once again will have them high on their list of preferred destinations. The Red Wings need two or three right-shooting forwards and a depth defenseman, preferably a left-shooter. The Red Wings had only three right-shot forwards last season – Bobby Ryan, Sam Gagner and Luke Glendening – and all are free agents. If he hits the market, he might get a better deal (longer term, more money) than the Red Wings are willing to offer. The Red Wings would prefer someone who can fill the second-line center spot, but Yzerman noted that could happen from within.mlive.com
Free agent forwards: Red Wings could use a couple of right-handed shooters
Between players under contract, their own restricted free agents and any prospects projected to earn roster spots in 2021-22, the Detroit Red Wings have no right-shooting forwards. The Red Wings also will explore the market, for right shooters and lefties. But that is also why the Red Wings have resisted trading him and want him back. He probably would cost more than the Red Wings want to spend. Corey Perry, Montreal, 36 ($750,000): The Red Wings had interest in him two years ago when he signed with Dallas.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Luke Glendening: ‘We’ll see what future holds’
“Growing up in Grand Rapids and growing up a Red Wings fan and then being able to be here my whole career so far is a dream come true,” Glendening said. “I don’t know what the future holds, but obviously I love being a Red Wing and we’ll see what happens. Every day I get to put on a Red Wings sweater is a special day to me. Glendening has been a valuable role player in eight seasons with the Red Wings as a checking-line center (sometimes winger). More: Red Wings’ offensive improvement must come mostly from withinmlive.com
Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman has long to-do list this offseason
Now that Steve Yzerman’s second season as Detroit Red Wings general manager is over, the bulk of his work begins. Which UFAs to re-signLuke Glendening and Jonathan Bernier are among the unrestricted free agents the Red Wings surely will try to re-sign. Other UFAs the Red Wings might be less inclined to re-sign include Darren Helm, Valtteri Filppula and Marc Staal. The Red Wings don’t seem likely to re-sign Christian Djoos and Mathias Brome, who played sparingly over the final several weeks. Exploring free-agent marketThe Red Wings, after signing their own players, will have plenty of cap space to sign other teams’ free agents starting on July 28.mlive.com
Red Wings continue to benefit from ‘great culture guy’ Luke Glendening
So do the Red Wings, which is why they have continued to hang onto the 31-year-old right wing. Glendening scored a pair of goals in the second period Monday, when Red Wings battled hard against a Dallas club in a desperate playoff chase but lost 3-2 in a shootout at American Airlines Center. “It’s nice to get a few, but it would have been a lot nicer if we could have gotten a W.”When former Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was in Toronto, he pushed hard to acquire Glendening. “He’s a great culture guy because of where his work ethic is at,” Blashill said. “That line has been consistently good,” Blashill said.mlive.com
Luke Glendening scores twice, but Red Wings fall to Stars in shootout
The Detroit Red Wings turned in a gritty effort Monday in their attempts to play spoilers, but the Dallas Stars earned a much-needed second point with a 3-2 shootout victory at American Airlines Center. Luke Glendening scored both Red Wings goals in regulation, recording his fourth career two-goal game. The Red Wings dropped to 16-24-7. Glendening scored twice in the second period, tying the game each time. Jason Robertson put Dallas ahead 2-1 at 11:06 of the second period, knocking in a rebound from the net front after the Red Wings missed opportunities to clear the zone.mlive.com
Red Wings’ Steve Yzerman will decide on UFAs, Jeff Blashill after season
They still have some UFAs they would like to re-sign, but general manager Steve Yzerman said those decisions won’t be made until after the season. “I’m not sure that I’ve talked to all of our pending UFAs, but my plan right now is to wait,” Yzerman said. Yzerman said he and coach Jeff Blashill “will sit down very quickly after the season and discuss” the future. Yzerman has previously said that Blashill would be evaluated more on how players have developed under his watch. If that doesn’t happen and we can bring him back, we’ll certainly do everything we can to bring him back.”More: Steve Yzerman says return for Anthony Mantha too good to pass upmlive.com
‘Stupid’ third period in ‘embarrassing’ loss forces Red Wings to regroup again
A 7-1 loss to the Nashville Predators Thursday at Little Caesars Arena left the Red Wings once again short on answers and searching for solutions. “Because of that, there were easy opportunities for them to score goals.”The Red Wings made similar remarks following a 7-1 loss at Nashville on March 25. The Red Wings dropped to 13-23-6. “Unfortunately, when it’s not high, you make mistakes like that and end up with a score like that.”The Red Wings have 14 games remaining – one-quarter of this abbreviated 56-game schedule. This is obviously a huge step backwards, so we have to regroup on Saturday and play way better and take steps forward.”More: Viktor Arvidsson’s hat trick propels Nashville past Red Wingsmlive.com
Red Wings improve defensively heading to Tampa Bay, where they’ve struggled for a decade
The Detroit Red Wings were much better defensively Thursday than two nights before. Amalie Arena, where the Red Wings play Saturday (1 p.m., Bally Sports Detroit) and Sunday (noon, NBC) has been a particularly tough venue. The Red Wings have lost 16 consecutive regular season games in Tampa Bay, dating back to Feb. 17, 2011, including the past 15 in regulation. “We’re going to have to play great defensively in Tampa,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. It ties him for third on the Red Wings with Bobby Ryan, behind only Robby Fabbri and Anthony Mantha (10 each).mlive.com
Dear Red Wings: Glendening trade talks, recalling ‘97 brawl with Colorado
14 on the latest TSN Trade Bait board. Well how about Luke Glendening who’s not coming back to the Detroit Red Wings. View: Red Wings injuries listRecalling the ‘Brawl in Hockeytown’Every year, we need to look back on the historic event of March 26, 1997. AdThe year before this brawl, in the 1995-96 season, the Red Wings posted a NHL record 62 wins. Ad📅 Schedule:3 p.m. Sunday vs. Columbus @ Little Caesars Arena -- FSD, NBCSNView the full Red Wings schedule here.
Red Wings hold-off Lightning 6-4 for rare victory
Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde (37) watches the puck in front of Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) in the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT – Anthony Mantha scored a tiebreaking goal late in the first period, Jonathan Bernier stopped a season-high 40 shots and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-4 Thursday night. Tampa Bay entered the game 19-0-1 against the Red Wings over the last five years, and its 20-game point streak was the longest in franchise history against a team. Troy Stecher, Dylan Larkin and Mantha scored to put the Red Wings ahead. CATCHING A BREAKThe Red Wings took advantage of not facing Vasilevskiy, who is 11-0 against them.
Red Wings’ offensive burst leads to rare victory over Lightning
The Detroit Red Wings got goals from six different players and a 40-save performance from Jonathan Bernier Thursday in a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at Little Caesars Arena. It was the most goals Detroit has scored in game since a 6-3 victory over Boston on March 31, 2019. The Red Wings (8-16-4) ended a four-game slide (0-3-1) as they reached the midway point of the season with 20 points. Troy Stecher, Dylan Larkin, Luke Glendening and Robby Fabbri also scored for the Red Wings, who equaled their season-high in goals. The Red Wings scored a pair of goals in the second period to take a 5-2 lead.mlive.com
Gagner Gets Hat Trick In 5-2 Win
Sam Gagner scored three goals, ending a 17-game drought that lasted nearly a year, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. “At the end of the night, we’ve got to be a team that competes extraordinarily hard every night,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. It was his third career hat trick and first since November 2013 with the Edmonton Oilers. ON THE MOVEThe Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Bromé and defenseman Danny DeKeyser from the taxi squad and assigned forward Frans Nielsen to the taxi squad. Red Wings: Travel to Chicago for back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.detroit.cbslocal.com
Sam Gagner’s hat trick leads Red Wings past Predators 5-2
Detroit Red Wings center Sam Gagner (89) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) celebrate after beating the Nashville Predators 5-2 in an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)DETROIT – Sam Gagner scored three goals, ending a 17-game drought that lasted nearly a year, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. “At the end of the night, we’ve got to be a team that competes extraordinarily hard every night,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. ON THE MOVEThe Red Wings recalled forward Mathias Bromé and defenseman Danny DeKeyser from the taxi squad and assigned forward Frans Nielsen to the taxi squad. Red Wings: Travel to Chicago for back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday.
Sam Gagner’s hat trick helps Red Wings top Nashville
Gagner scored three goals, including the game-winner in the third period, and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 5-2 at Little Caesars Arena. He had been scratched the previous two games, after producing two points (both assists) in 13 games this season. It was a season-high goal total for the Red Wings (6-13-3). The Red Wings hadn’t scored more than two goals in any of the previous five games of this six-game homestand. The Red Wings killed a pair of penalties in the second period and took a 2-1 lead on Gagner’s first goal in 14 games this season.mlive.com
NHL insiders: Red Wings’ Bobby Ryan, Luke Glendening, Marc Staal are trade targets
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 19: Luke Glendening #41 of the Detroit Red Wings tries to get around Aaron Ekblad #5 of the Florida Panthers during the second period at Little Caesars Arena on February 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)The Detroit Red Wings will be sellers this year when the NHL trade deadline approaches April 12. Several of the team’s veteran players are being mentioned as possible targets: Forwards Bobby Ryan and Luke Glendening, and defenseman Marc Staal. Here’s what TSN’s Hockey Insider Frank Seravalli said on Tuesday:“I think teams are beginning to look at three potential targets from the Detroit Red Wings. All veteran presences, including Bobby Ryan, Luke Glendening and, on the backend, Marc Staal.
Red Wings vs. Blackhawks: 5 things to know
Here’s what to know ahead of Monday night’s game:Red Wings finish trip with rare winThe Red Wings (4-10-2) wrapped up their road trip Saturday night with a 4-2 win in Nashville. He made 23 saves against the Predators to help the Red Wings get their fourth win of the season. The Blackhawks find themselves in 5th place in the Central Division as they head for two games against the last-place Red Wings. AdBertuzzi remains outThe Red Wings remain without Tyler Bertuzzi, one of their top offensive threats. The 30-year-old had been a healthy scratch for a couple of weeks, last appearing in the Red Wings lineup on Jan. 31.
Luke Glendening continues to show why Red Wings should re-sign him
Luke Glendening has long been a player whose value the Detroit Red Wings don’t measure in statistics, at least not offensive numbers. He’s really hard to play against every night. Glendening, 31, has drawn interest at the trade deadline the past couple of seasons, but the Red Wings have balked at moving him. “We went into the season thinking we could have a really good one-two punch and that’s what we need,” Blashill said. More: Mathias Brome’s transition to NHL tough, but Red Wings remain optimisticmlive.com
Bernier returns, Glendening has goal and 2 assists, Red Wings beat Predators
Luke Glendening had a goal and two assists, Jonathan Bernier made 21 saves and the Red Wings beat the Nashville Predators 4-2 on Saturday night. Robby Fabbri, Adam Erne and Anthony Mantha also scored to help Detroit snap a two-game losing streak and improve to 4-10-0. “We’ve played pretty good games in a row since we got embarrassed against Tampa,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. The Predators beat Detroit 3-2 on Thursday night for their only victory in five games. Thomas Greiss has the other victory for the Red Wings this season.
Jonathan Bernier, Luke Glendening return to lift Red Wings past Nashville
Jonathan Bernier returned Saturday after missing more than two weeks with an upper body injury and benefitted from the Detroit Red Wings’ best defensive effort and sharpest overall performance of the season. Bernier made 21 saves as the Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-2 at Bridgestone Arena. Luke Glendening had a goal and two assists, returning to the lineup after missing two games with an upper-body injury. Robby Fabbri, Adam Erne and Anthony Mantha also scored for the Red Wings. The Red Wings (4-10-2) wrapped up their longest road trip of the season at 2-4-0.mlive.com
Givani Smith’s ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ helps Red Wings beat Panthers, 4-1
Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad, left, and Detroit Red Wings right wing Givani Smith fight during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)SUNRISE, Fla. – Givani Smith had a goal and an assist as Detroit Red Wings won for the first time in nine games, beating the Florida Panthers 4-1 on Sunday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)Greiss, who moved to 1-7-2, stopped a three-on-one Florida break with the Red Wings ahead 2-1 in the third period. Sam Gagner notched his first assist with the Red Wings on the goal. After getting into four games for the Toronto Maple Leafs last season, Marchment played left wing on the fourth line with right wing Noel Acciari and center Juho Lammikko. AdON THE MENDRed Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was injured when Florida visited Detroit last week and is expected to miss a few more games.
Givani Smith’s ‘Gordie Howe Hat Trick’ helps end Red Wings’ skid
The Detroit Red Wings stopped an eight-game slide Sunday and handed the Florida Panthers their first regulation loss with a 4-1 victory at BB&T Center. The Panthers (6-1-2) had won eight in a row against the Red Wings. The Red Wings lost Luke Glendening with 7:49 remaining in the first period after he was leveled by a shoulder check to the head by Radko Gudas. The Red Wings scored twice in the second period to take a 2-0 lead. It was Staal’s first goal as a Red Wing and only the second goal this season by a Detroit defenseman.mlive.com
Red Wings might as well go with younger players
Defensive breakdowns put the Red Wings behind 3-0 less than five minutes into the game. The Red Wings (2-7-2) have lost seven in a row (0-5-2) and face the Lightning again on Friday. The Red Wings haven’t gotten it done with veterans like Frans Nielsen, Valtteri Filppula and Darren Helm in the lineup. As hopes for better results quickly fade during this abbreviated 56-game season, the Red Wings should provide more opportunities for younger players. I didn’t give him a timeline.”More: Red Wings look for Rasmussen, Cholowski to further develop in AHLmlive.com
Dylan Larkin named Detroit Red Wings captain
The long-awaited appointment of Dylan Larkin as captain of the Detroit Red Wings was made official Wednesday. “Dylan is an extremely competitive and driven player who sets the standard for dedication and conduct for the Red Wings,” Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement. “Dylan is a great person and he’s got great attributes that winners always have,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said last week. “I want our team to be a great team that’s respected and back in contention for the Stanley Cup every year. Ultimately, I’m looking to the next step in my career to become the go-to guy on this hockey team.”More: 10 questions Red Wings face heading into 2021 seasonmlive.com
Benched: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader on the possible NHL return, quarantine and his teammates golf game
The Red Wings were in Washington March 12th getting ready for a game with the Capitols when they heard the season was suspended. Justin Abdelkader said there werent any long goodbyes with teammates because they thought theyd be back soon. We are sitting here wondering if we will finish regular season. Theyre usually directed at Luke Glendening, the NHL Players Association Player representative for the Wings. He said of the Wings players, Anthony Mantha just might be the best.
Red Wings Give Up 2 Goal Lead
Ever since he made his NHL debut almost two years ago, Dylan Sikura has been asked about when he might score his first goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Sikura, Dylan Strome and Adam Boqvist scored, helping Chicago rally for a 4-2 victory over the lowly Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Filip Zadina and Luke Glendening scored for the NHL-worst Red Wings (10-30-3), and Jimmy Howard made 23 stops. 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.detroit.cbslocal.com
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.
Red Wings recall Givani Smith ahead of Sabres game
Givani Smith of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during a pre season game at Little Caesars Arena on September 20, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. The 21-year-old forward is set to play in his first NHL game Friday night when the Detroit Red Wings face the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena. "I think when Givani's been up here he's played well in the exhibitions," said Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. pic.twitter.com/iTSVrNvQSj Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 25, 2019Glendening, DeKeyser outRed Wings forward Luke Glendening and defenseman Dan DeKeyser are both expected to miss at least two weeks due to injury. VIEW: Here is the Detroit Red Wings 2019-20 scheduleCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Red Wings recall Givani Smith ahead of Sabres game
The 21-year-old forward is set to play in his first NHL game Friday night when the Detroit Red Wings face the Buffalo Sabres at Little Caesars Arena. The Red Wings selected Smith in the 2nd round of the 2016 NHL Draft. "I think when Givani's been up here he's played well in the exhibitions," said Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill. pic.twitter.com/iTSVrNvQSj Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 25, 2019Glendening, DeKeyser outRed Wings forward Luke Glendening and defenseman Dan DeKeyser are both expected to miss at least two weeks due to injury. VIEW: Here is the Detroit Red Wings 2019-20 schedule