Joakim Andersson

#18 C / Detroit Red Wings / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 206 lb Age: 26 College: None

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      Red Wings' Joakim Andersson: Andersson to make season debut Saturday

      Andersson confirmed that he'll make his season debut Saturday night against the Canadiens. Andersson is a playmaker with ideal size at 6-foot-2, 211 pounds. He'll join a Detroit lineup that once again features fellow forward Darren Helm and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, two skaters returning from their respective injuries.

    • Andersson Re-Signs With Red Wings

      News: Joakim Andersson re-signed with the Red Wings on a one-year, $815,000 deal on Friday, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.
      Analysis: Joakim Andersson, a restricted free agent, will return to the Red Wings after appearing in 68 games and notching eight points last season. The 26-year-old recorded a minus-4 rating in an average of 11:38 of ice time per game.
    • Wings' Andersson Credited With Goal In Loss

      News: Joakim Andersson was credited for a second period goal in Thursday's game 4 loss to the Lightning.
      Analysis: Lightning netminder Ben Bishop deserves an assist on the goal, as Joakim Andersson's shot attempt deflected off the goalie and up in the air, before Bishop accidentally hit the crossbar and into the net when he tried to clear the puck. After scoring just eight points in 68 regular-season games, Andersson will surely take the goal in any fashion he can get it.
    • Wings' Andersson Grabs Game Winner Saturday

      News: Joakim Andersson tallied the game-winning goal in Saturday's 4-0 triumph over the Lightning.
      Analysis: It's just the second goal and seventh point of the season for Joakim Andersson, who doesn't see many scoring chances as a bottom-six forward. Andersson's fantasy value is further limited by the lack of PIM and hits he provides relative to many of his peers on the third and fourth line.
    • Red Wings' Andersson Returns To Action

      News: Joakim Andersson (illness) returned to the ice in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the Kings.
      Analysis: He saw 12:01 of ice time after missing the previous two games with an illness. Joakim Andersson only has five points in 45 games this season, and doesn't supply much value in the form of PIM or hits, either, making him largely irrelevant for fantasy purposes.
    • Red Wings' Andersson Not Ruled Out Yet For Tuesday

      News: Coach Mike Babcock indicated he was hopeful Joakim Andersson (illness) would be able to play Tuesday against the Kings,'s Ansar Khan reports.
      Analysis: Joakim Andersson missed Monday's game against the Ducks due to an illness, but seems to be feeling at least a little bit better a day later. The Red Wings will likely revisit Andersson condition shortly ahead of pregame warmups before determining if he'll be able to play. Danny Clearly would likely step back into the lineup if Andersson is ruled out again.
    • Wings' Andersson (Illness) Out Monday

      News: Joakim Andersson (illness) will not play Monday, Ansari Khan of reports.
      Analysis: Joakim Andersson came down with an illness Monday morning and will be unable to play, so GM Ken Holland said Daniel Cleary will be his replacement. Cleary has not played since late-January.
    • Wings' Andersson Claims First Goal

      News: Joakim Andersson lit the lamp for the first time this season in Thursday's win over the Blues.
      Analysis: The fourth-line forward has managed just four points in 32 games, a stark dropoff even from last season's unimpressive 17-point output. With no significant contributions in other categories to bolster his value, Joakim Andersson is a virtual non-entity for fantasy purposes.
    • Wings' Andersson Out Of Lineup Wednesday

      News: Joakim Andersson will be a healthy scratch for Wednesday's matchup with the Flyers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
      Analysis: With Pavel Datsyuk returning to the lineup, Joakim Andersson was the odd man out. He will likely compete with Luke Glendening for playing time on the fourth line for much of the season.
    • Wings' Andersson Returns To Lineup

      News: Joakim Andersson returned to the lineup Friday following a healthy scratch and added an assist to a 4-2 win against the Devils.
      Analysis: Joakim Andersson finally found the scoresheet after 12 games without a point. He had 17 points last season but has struggled a bit so far this year. He has thrown a decent amount of shots on goal in the past six games or so, so he's bound to find the back of the net soon.
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