Found March 19, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Washington Capitals tonight (7:30 PM EST, FSD/CSN Washington/97.1 FM), they face simple equations which add up to tremendous difficulty in attempting to salvage their season: 1. With 10 games remaining on their schedule and 3 weeks left in the regular season, the Red Wings can’t worry about catching the St. Louis Blues anymore: the Nashville Predators’ 3-1 victory over Anaheim gives the Predators 92 points, the same as the Red Wings, and with 10 games remaining on their schedule, one more regulation or overtime win (38 to Detroit’s 37), so the Predators currently have home-ice advantage in an almost inevitable first-round playoff series which will probably include Alexander Radulov in Nashville’s lineup; 2. The Red Wings have gone 0-3-and-1 in their last four games, 2-5-and-1 in March (having lost 7 of their past 8 games) and possess a 3-7-and-2 record since February 21st. As such, the Chicago Blackhawks, who defeated tonigh...

Lidstrom better, Howard out for Wings

DETROIT -- It was a mixed bag of news at Red Wings practice Tuesday. Captain Nick Lidstrom skated for the second day in a row, goalie Jimmy Howard didnt practice because his groin has flared up again, and Ty Conklin will start in net Wednesday in New York against the Rangers if he clears re-entry waivers. Other than that, it was just a typical day for the Wings. Were hopeful that...

Red Wings lose Helm to MCL sprain

DETROIT -- The Red Wings received more bad news Monday, when they learned that Darren Helm would be out four to six weeks with a knee injury. An MRI exam Monday morning revealed a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in Helm's left knee. Helm, Detroit's third-line center, was injured on a hit by Dominic Moore in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss in San...

Oh swell: further clarification needed for Red Wings goaltender Joey MacDonald’s back issue

Red Wings back-up goaltender Joey MacDonald had an MRI today thanks to both back spasms and “shooting pains” down his legs starting during last Wednesday’s game in Anaheim, but the Red Wings released no information regarding his status during the morning skate (and that particular post will continue to be updated till near game time due to late-breaking gnus), nor did the Wings...

It Stopped Being Funny A While Ago, Howard Hurt

Whoever mocked the injury gods, please start apologizing immediately.  This is getting ridiculous.  Goaltender Jimmy Howard, who missed three games this month with a strained groin, has suffered a relapse. Not only that, but there's a chance that Conklin will be picked up through waivers too if some team wants to screw us.  What does that leave?  Here's Khan to explain...

Red Wings-Sharks quick take: limping home with a loser’s point, Helm hurt

The Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks may have been best summarized by the game’s final play: Off a dump-in by Niklas Kronwall which neither Justin Abdelkader nor Danny Cleary could retrieve, Dominic Moore charged up the middle of the ice, gave-and-went with Douglas Murray and skated into the Wings’ zone. When Moore—who knocked Darren Helm (...

Detroit Red Wings return home after dismal road trip

Home cooking will be a more than welcome sign for the Detroit Red Wings.  After a four game road trip in which the Wings failed to record a win and tallied just one point, they return to Joe Louis Arena to play seven of their last ten games. While the Red Wings were struggling to put anything together, their division counterpart St Louis Blues were busy becoming the first NHL team...

Red Wings kind-of-sort-of sign Riley Sheahan

MLive’s Ansar Khan reports that Red Wings prospect and University of Notre Dame forward Riley Sheahan has exhausted his college eligibility by committing the following deed: Riley Sheahan, the Wings’ top pick (21st overall in 2010), has signed an amateur tryout contract with Grand Rapids, will join Griffins.

Red Wings lose Howard to groin injury…again

Unbelievable: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is out again according to MLive’s Ansar Khan: Wings’ Jimmy Howard has groin injury again. Team is recalling Ty Conklin from Grand Rapids on emergency basis. The CBC’s Tim Wharnsby says that Conklin has been placed on re-entry waiers.

Red Wings C Helm out 4-6 weeks

Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm is going to miss four to six weeks because of a sprained left knee.Helm suffered the injury over the weekend in a game at San Jose and hopes to return by the middle of the first round of the playoffs.The 25-year-old has nine goals and 17 assists in 68 games this season.

Alexander Radulov appears headed for Nashville

According to multiple reports, it appears that Alex Radulov has been released from his KHL contract and will be headed to Nashville to finish the season with the Nashville Predators. Check out Josh Cooper and Amanda DiPaolo who are with the team in Anaheim for more details.We will have more on the breaking story on Monday.More Later....Buddy Oakes for PredsOntheGlass

What impact does Radulov have on the locker room? Preds talk…

After the Nashville Predators got off the ice for morning skate, the excitement was palpable. Alexander Radulov is coming home. But what do the players and coaches think about adding him to the dressing room this late in the season? *** Patric Hornqvist, on whether or not the addition of Radulov would disrupt the team: “No, everybody knows their role. He’s a great player. That’s...

Detroit vs Washington: The Final Stretch

The Red Wings are back at home tonight where they will play 7 of their last 10 games. Tonight they play the struggling Capitals who are in a fight to hold onto the last playoff spot in the east. 20 points left. 8 behind St. Louis. Tied with Nashville. Screwed by our shootout wins. Puck drops at 7:30pm on FSD Click the jump for more Tonight we could witness something special...

Problems With Radulov’s Return

Alexander Radulov left Nashville Predators with one year left on his entry level deal to play with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the KHL.  He walked out on his contract.  That created a controversy where the KHL did not honor existing NHL contracts.  Radulov was able to make more money playing in the KHL than he could on an entry level NHL contract.  He spent four years starring in the...
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