Mikael Samuelsson

RW / Detroit Red Wings / EXP: YRS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None

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  • Ex-NHLer Samuelsson Announces Retirement

    News: Mikael Samuelsson announced his retirement from professional hockey this week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
    Analysis: The 38-year-old played in his native Sweden this season after appearing in 26 games with the Red Wings in 2013-14. In addition to his two stints in Detroit, Mikael Samuelsson spent time with the Sharks, Rangers, Penguins, Panthers, and Canucks, finishing his NHL career with 149 goals and 346 points in 699 career games.
  • Ex-Red Wing Samuelsson Signs With Swedish Team

    News: Mikael Samuelsson signed with Djurgarden of the Swedish Hockey League on Thursday, Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press reports.
    Analysis: Now 37 years old, Mikael Samuelsson seems content to conclude his career in his native country. The winger was limited to 26 games with the Red Wings last season due to injury, finishing with just three points.
  • Wings' Samuelsson Skates Before Practice

    News: Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) skated with fellow injured forwards Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm before Thursday's practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
    Analysis: Until Mikael Samuelsson joins his healthy teammates for a full practice, he shouldn't be viewed as close to getting back in the lineup. Samuelsson saw scant minutes with the Red Wings before getting injured and could be dispatched to the minors once he's activated from IR.
  • Red Wings' Samuelsson Placed On IR

    News: Mikael Samuelsson is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
    Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson apparently suffered the injury while he was with AHL Grand Rapids before the Olympic break. The Red Wings ended up recalling him during the break despite the injury, mainly for the purpose of opening up roster space for Riley Sheahan to play at Grand Rapids. Once he's ready to return from IR, Samuelsson could be waived by the Wings and sent back to the minors.
  • Red Wings Recall Samuelsson

    News: Mikael Samuelsson was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
    Analysis: It seems the move was only made to open up roster space at Grand Rapids over the NHL break for young forwards Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan, who were demoted to the minors in corresponding moves. Mikael Samuelsson, 37, has already passed through waivers unclaimed once this season and seems destined for a similar fate once the Winter Olympics conclude.
  • Wings' Samuelsson Heads Back To AHL

    News: Mikael Samuelsson cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
    Analysis: It's not surprising that the underperforming winger wasn't claimed by anyone else. He'll now head back to Grand Rapids to see if he's capable of putting his season back together.
  • Red Wings Waive Samuelsson

    News: Mikael Samuelsson was placed on waivers Saturday, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.
    Analysis: With several injured Red Wings forwards on the mend, Mikael Samuelsson will be sent out to create roster space. If he's not claimed by another team by noon ET on Sunday, he'll likely report to AHL Grand Rapids.
  • Wings' Samuelsson Likely Sitting Saturday

    News: Mikael Samuelsson appears to be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
    Analysis: Along with Patrick Eaves, Mikael Samuelsson appears to be a spare forward for the Wings at the present time. With just three points in 21 games, he's struggled to make an impact even with the occasional opportunity to play.
  • Wings' Samuelsson Back In Lineup Thursday

    News: Mikael Samuelsson will replace Tomas Tatar in the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes, the Detroit Free Press reports.
    Analysis: This will be a recurring theme throughout the season, as Mike Babcock will be looking for someone to solidify their spot on the fourth line. Mikael Samuelsson will have to battle Jordin Tootoo, Drew Miller and Tomas Tatar for minutes all season.
  • Red Wings' Samuelsson Scores In Win

    News: Mikael Samuelsson contributed a goal in 8:27 of ice time in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Sabres.
    Analysis: With the first period goal, Mikael Samuelsson matched his entire point total from an injury-plagued 2012-13 campaign. Expect the fourth-liner to enjoy the goal while he can since he doesn't figure to see many more scoring opportunities this season.
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