Found February 06, 2012 on Lions Blog:
A touch of the flu means Brad Stuart is probable for tonight's game against the Coyotes (8 p.m., NBCSN), general manager Ken Holland said.

Red Wings travel day news: waiting on the fickle finger of fate

The Detroit Red Wings returned to Metro Detroit a little earlier this afternoon to get some rest and prepare to play the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow, and “tomorrow” is the operative word regarding goaltender Jimmy Howard’s status being reevaluated by the team’s doctors, per the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan... Looks like Jimmy Howard won’t be seeing hand specialist until tomorrow...

Detroit Red Wings return home after long road trip

After a long west coast road trip that spanned seven days and four games, the Detroit Red Wings will finally fly home tonight.  Their next game, to be played on Wednesday, will give the Red Wings an opportunity to extend their franchise-record 17 game home winning streak. However, the Wings will have to do it without their star goaltender Jimmy Howard.  The long road trip cost...

Red Wings-Oilers wrap-up: a messy night and controversy on and off ice, here and in Sweden

The Detroit Red Wings spent Sunday morning flying to Phoenix probably feeling like Ales Hemsky did after he was very cleanly Kronwalled (and even the Edmonton Journal’s David Staples says the hit was clean)—probably a little dazed and confused as to how they’d managed to rally from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to take a 4-3 lead on the Edmonton Oilers… And yet a three-goal third...

Two takes on the Red Wings’ goaltending situation

In the wake of the Red Wings’ 3-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes and 5-4 loss to tomorrow’s opponent, the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-less Oilers, a pair of pundits are weighing in as to what the Red Wings might want to do given Jimmy Howard’s status as on the shelf until he can handle the pain of taking shots while playing with a broken index finger grasping his goal stick. The Oakland...

Red Wings-Coyotes quick take: taking the hard road = less than special loss

The Detroit Red Wings tend to suffer a few injuries during February and subsequently go into an early-month slump (usually at the same time that the Nashville Predators, who the Wings play on Friday, make their customary division title push), but man, in their -3-1 loss to Phoenix… Did the Wings’ special teams ever stink, and did the Wings ever engage in a game where trying...

GDT - Game #54:  Red Wings at Coyotes (8:00)

DET (35-16-2) have earned 5 of 6 points in Western Canada, and wrap up their 4 game road trip tonight against the franchise that Gary owns. DET are 9-1-1 in their last 11, and will try to avoid consecutive defeats for the first time since Dec. 21-22.  For as good as the Wings have been, their special teams are a disaster.  The Wings are a paltry 6-for-65 (9.2 percent) on the power...

Richard Cloutier: Oilers Eat Wings. Could they Finish at .500?

On Saturday, the Oilers beat the very good Detroit Red Wings. This left us Oil fans wondering where the heck this team has been for the last three month. Six wins...if the Oilers would have won two more games in each the months of November, December and January, they'd have six month wins, 12 more standings points, and would firmly be in a playoff position. This team isn'...

What to watch today: Red Wings take on Coyotes in desert

With Jimmy Howard out with a fractured finger, who will be in goal tonight when the Red Wings face host Phoenix at 8 (NBCSN)? Check out if it will by Ty Conklin or Joey MacDonald, who was brought up from the Grand Rapid Griffins. On Sunday, coach Mike Babcock would not disclose who the starter would be.

Thursday is Winter Classic announcement day

Via RedWingsFeed, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and the NHL will announce that the Wings are hosting the 2013 Winter Classic in short order: Just a reminder, 2013 NHL Winter Classic (TOR vs. DET at U of Michigan Big House) will be made official at Thursday news conference(s).

Dirty Wings

from Open Ice Hitter at the StarPhoenix, -      Interesting how the sports news crews and broadcasters refer vaguely to Patrick Sharp’s wrist injury …. Avoiding the mention of Jiri Hudler’s name, or the fact the Detroit Red Wing worm smashed Sharp’s wrist with a vicious slash …. Where is this going ? Yup. TO Brendan Shanahan … ex Detroit Red Wing …. Hudler should...
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