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The Detroit Sports Site:
Some bad news for the Detroit Red Wings on opening night: forward Todd Bertuzzi, who was thought to have the flu, will instead miss “several weeks” with mono, Mike Babcock told reporters on Saturday.
Considering the shortened schedule and a typical recovery time from mono, Bertuzzi may not make his 2013 debut until the final stretch of the regular season in late March or early April.
The Wings have depth up front, but with Darren Helm already dealing with a back ailment and Mikael Samuelsson fighting off a sore groin, this constitutes a big blow — especially since Bertuzzi was working as part of the Tomas Holmstrom net-front replacements on the power play.
Jan Mursak will take Bertuzzi’s spot in the lineup on Saturday, though another roster move is likely following Detroit’s opener. The Wings have Patrick Eaves cleared from his concussion problem and ready to go, but Bertuzzi could land on injured reserve, freeing up a spot for a minor-leaguer.
Gustav Nyquist seems like the obvious candidate for a call-up, but the wild card here — especially if the Wings want to replace Bertuzzi’s veteran presence and down-low presence — is Mike Knuble. The forward was in Detroit’s abbreviated camp, then signed a tryout deal with the Griffins.
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According to the Detroit News, 28-year-old Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves has been cleared to return to the ice after missing the past year.
Eaves, who hasn’t played since November of 2011 due to a broken jaw and concussion when a shot hit him in the face should be on the Wings’ roster Saturday night when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues.
The Wings however will...
Despite a spate of injuries that could leave the Detroit Red Wings down a couple of key forwards when the season opens, veteran Mike Knuble could not claim a roster spot. Instead, Knuble will head to the AHL.
Knuble will sign PTO with Grand Rapids, trying to catch onto NHL team.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 18, 2013
A “PTO”, as mentioned by MLive’s Ansar Khan there...
Fox Sports Detroit posted its preliminary Red Wings broadcast schedule about a week ago, and now the Red Wings have issued a press release stating both its TV and radio broadcast slots for the 2013 season.
ED WINGS ANNOUNCE 2012-13 TV/RADIO SCHEDULE
Detroit, MI…The Detroit Red Wings today announced their 2012-13 broadcast schedule that includes all 48 regular season games...
via Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Mike Knuble signed a 25-game pro tryout contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins. That means he'll play for the Griffins but can sign with any NHL team that comes calling.
Todd Bertuzzi (groin, sick) will not play in Saturday's season opener at St. Louis but the club hopes he'll be ready for the second game, Monday in Columbus.
from Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press,
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Detroit begins its quest for a 22nd straight playoff...
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The season opener is in the books and the Red Wings played like trash. The Blues came to play and the Red Wings were completely unprepared. Sad.
The defense was a big letdown. Quincey in particular had a bad night. Blues rookie Vladimir Tarasenko
humiliated him over and over again. It’s not all on Quincey, though. Not by a long shot...
In this weeks episode of Crashing the Net with Aaron Eggemeyer, the hockey guru himself breaks down each division heading into the shortened regular season while spending some time discussion a Red Wings team entering a new era under the captaincy of Henrik Zetterberg. Here’s what was on tap the other night: Division by division [...]
Oh joy, here the groins come again. The Red Wings will start the season without Jakub Kindl (groin), Darren Helm (back) and most certainly Joey MacDonald (back), and Mikael Samuelsson has just recovered from a groin injury. As it turns out, groin injuries are apparently contagious, though Todd Bertuzzi apparently only skipped the latter half Jam the Joe practice with a sore groin...