Former Red Wing Valtteri Filppula signs with Swiss team
Filppula, the longtime Detroit Red Wings forward, signed a one-year contract with Geneve-Servette of the Swiss Hockey League on Tuesday. Filppula, 37, returned to the Red Wings in 2019, after five seasons with Tampa Bay, Philadelphia and the New York Islanders. “When we approached Valtteri, he was immediately interested in the project,” Geneve-Servette general manager Marc Gautschi said in a statement. Drafted 95th overall by Detroit in 2002, he played in 591 games with the Red Wings (112 goals, 287 points). Filppula and Darren Helm, who signed a one-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche, were the last remaining Red Wings from the 2008 Stanley Cup championship team.mlive.com
Long-time Red Wings Darren Helm, Valtteri Filppula face uncertain future
The only players from the Detroit Red Wings’ most recent Stanley Cup championship team who played in the NHL this season face an uncertain future. Darren Helm and Valtteri Filppula have played a combined 1,335 games for the Red Wings but might have appeared in their final game for the organization. The Red Wings might swap out Helm for a younger player like Givani Smith. Smith no longer is waiver-exempt in 2021-22, so he will be on the Red Wings roster. And he really did play his best hockey at the end of the year.”More: What the Red Wings’ expansion draft protected list might look likemlive.com
Red Wings wrap up season seeking to avoid Central cellar
The Detroit Red Wings wrap up what has been one of the most bizarre seasons in NHL history tonight in Columbus, needing one point to avoid the Central Division cellar. The Red Wings are 6-4-3 in their past 13 games, due mostly to strong goaltending and solid defense. It figures be the final game in a Red Wings uniform for some players. Helm, 34, has the longest continuous service among Red Wings, having made his NHL debut on March 13, 2008. While the Red Wings and many other teams wrap up this weekend, the regular season continues through May 19 because of postponements caused by COVID protocol, particularly involving the Vancouver Canucks.mlive.com
Adam Erne delivers again as Red Wings top Carolina in shootout
The Detroit Red Wings, like they have multiple times this season, rebounded Saturday from a terrible performance two nights earlier. Adam Erne scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and then converted in the seventh round of the shootout as the Red Wings defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 at PNC Arena. Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha and Valtteri Filppula also scored in regulation for the Red Wings (14-23-6). After Larkin scored on his team’s first attempt, the Red Wings had five opportunities to win in the shootout before Erne’s goal. Erne scored on a breakaway with 6:20 remaining in the third period to put the Red Wings ahead 4-3.mlive.com
Red Wings light up Lightning for first win in Tampa in 10 years
The Detroit Red Wings looked much different Sunday than the team they have resembled much of the season, and so did the Tampa Bay Lightning. Thomas Greiss made 27 saves and five different Red Wings scored goals in a 5-1 victory over the Lightning at Amalie Arena. The Red Wings (13-22-5) snapped a 17-game regular season losing streak in Tampa Bay dating back to their last victory in the building on Feb. 17, 2011. The Red Wings maintained their solid structure down the stretch, preventing Tampa Bay from trimming the deficit. The Red Wings picked up three of a possible eight points during a tough four-game trip against top clubs Florida and Tampa Bay.mlive.com
Valtteri Filppula latest veteran Red Wing waived for roster flexibility
Valtteri Filppula on Wednesday was the latest veteran the Detroit Red Wings waived to gain roster flexibility. Filppula likely will clear at noon Thursday, at which point the club can assign him to the taxi squad if it opts to do so. The Red Wings earlier this season waived defensemen Danny DeKeyser and Alex Biega and forward Frans Nielsen. Filppula, who turns 37 on March 20, has appeared in 20 games (two goals, three assists, minus-4). More: Red Wings need this level of compete more often from Anthony Manthamlive.com
Which free agents will Red Wings look to re-sign, trade?
It could be a busy time for Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman, who has 10 impending unrestricted free agents on the roster. Here is an early projection of what the Red Wings might do with their UFAs. Bobby Ryan: Ryan cooled off after a hot start, and he turns 34 on March 17, but the Red Wings like him. Perhaps the Red Wings will re-sign him for a year as the seventh defenseman or someone who can come up from Grand Rapids when needed. Marc Staal: The Red Wings without a doubt will look to move Staal, maybe well before the deadline, if they are able.mlive.com
Patric Hornqvist scores twice, Panthers rout Red Wings 7-2
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - FEBRUARY 19: Patric Hornqvist #70 of the Florida Panthers scores a first period goal past Thomas Greiss #29 of the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on February 19, 2021 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)DETROIT – Patric Hornqvist scored in the first and third periods to help the Florida Panthers start and finish strong in a 7-2 victory over the the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night. After winning an NHL-low 17 games last season, the Red Wings are among the league's worst teams with 15 losses in 19 games. “This was unacceptable.”When the Red Wings briefly had positive moments Friday night, they didn't last long. AdThe Panthers have won six straight on the road against the Red Wings and 11 of last 13 games overall against them.
Red Wings’ structure collapses in blowout loss to Florida
The Florida Panthers scored four goals in the opening period and went on to defeat the Red Wings 7-2 at Little Caesars Arena. It was the Red Wings’ most lopsided defeat of the season, equaling the most goals they have allowed. The Red Wings fell to 4-12-3. The Red Wings rebounded from the atrocious opening period to play a solid second period. Florida is 10-1 in its past 11 games against the Red Wings and has won six in row in Detroit.mlive.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.
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.
Dallas Stars beat Red Wings 7-3 to improve to 4-0 on season
DALLAS, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Andrew Cogliano #11 of the Dallas Stars scores a goal against Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Detroit Red Wings in the second period at American Airlines Center on January 28, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. AdValtteri Filppula knocked in a rebound for his first goal for the Red Wings (2-5-1). “Made it 4-3 there, and it got away from us,” Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin said. The puck crossed the line just before the Red Wings did. WHAT’S NEXTBoth teams play back-to-back games Saturday and Sunday, the Red Wings at home against Florida, and the Stars on the road for the first time this season at Carolina.
Robby Fabbri makes significant impact with Red Wings
Robby Fabbri has 6 points in 5 games since he was acquired by the Detroit Red Wings. Fabbris addition has given the Red Wings two legitimate scoring lines as he flashes superb playmaking ability at high speeds, and hes costing the team very little. The Red Wings have options with him. The new Red Wings general manager has made a front office career out of seeing value where others might miss it. The Red Wings are returning home from a western road trip in which they grabbed 4 of a possible 6 points.
David Perron scores in OT to lift Blues past Red Wings, 5-4
DETROIT - The defending champion St. Louis Blues got off to a good start Sunday, struggled in the middle and finished strong. David Perron scored at 1:28 of overtime to give St. Louis a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night. O'Reilly's tying power-play goal came 23 seconds after the Red Wings took a too-many-men-on-the-ice penalty. Hronek put the Red Wings on the board, making it 2-1, with a power play goal 10:04 into the second period. Red Wings: Host Edmonton on Tuesday night.
Smart, Subtle Short-Term Deals Are Key To Yzerman Rebuild
DETROIT (AP) Steve Yzerman is practicing patience in his first year as the Detroit Red Wings general manager. On the opening day of free agency, the Hockey Hall of Famer and former Red Wings great made some subtle moves to improve his roster without saddling the rebuilding franchise with big contracts. Detroit signed both center Valtteri Filppula and defenseman Patrik Nemeth to two-year , $6 million contracts and added goaltender Calvin Pickard with a two-year deal. The Red Wings have a core of young players, led by Dylan Larkin, to build around and a slew of prospects they hope are pushing for playing time in the NHL. Filppula, who helped Detroit win the 2008 Stanley Cup, played with Yzerman with the Red Wings and was signed by him in Tampa Bay.detroit.cbslocal.com
Red Wings are bringing back Valtteri Filppula
Valtteri Filppula of the New York Islanders on March 03, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)DETROIT - Valtteri Filppula is returning to the Detroit Red Wings. pic.twitter.com/S8HavAUPSa Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 1, 2019Filppula, 35, was a 3rd-round pick by Detroit back in 2002. He played with the Red Wings between 2005 and 2013 before then-Tampa GM Steve Yzerman signed him to play for the Lightning. He followed that with 16 points in 23 playoff games when the Red Wings tried to repeat in 2009.
Red Wings are bringing back Valtteri Filppula
DETROIT Valtteri Filppula is returning to the Detroit Red Wings. The #RedWings today signed center Valtteri Filppula to a 2-year contract. pic.twitter.com/S8HavAUPSa Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 1, 2019Filppula, 35, was a 3rd-round pick by Detroit back in 2002. He played with the Red Wings between 2005 and 2013 before then-Tampa GM Steve Yzerman signed him to play for the Lightning. He followed that with 16 points in 23 playoff games when the Red Wings tried to repeat in 2009.