Father Time has not been kind to the 11-time 60-plus point center, as these were just his 14th and 15th points in 38 games this season. Still, Richards provides a winning pedigree and a ton of experience to a
Richards snapped a seven-game scoreless streak with the goal. The center's production has waned over the last couple seasons, and he's currently on pace for the worst season of his career. That said, he's not relied upon as heavily in Detroit; he's there to provide a steady second-line presence rather than light up the scoreboard.
Brad Richards will miss Friday's game in Buffalo following the passing of his grandfather, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Khan adds that Richards will play Saturday against the Ducks, a home game that precedes three straight games on the road. It's not clear who will take his spot in the lineup Friday, but it appears that a call-up will be made since there are only 11 forwards available and currently no extra defensemen that could temporarily assume a forward role.
The pass was a beauty that resulted in the only score of the game. Richards got off to a bit of a slow start this season, but does have seven points in his last 11 games, upping his total to 12 in 27 contests on the year.
Brad Richards was unable to get on the scoresheet, despite launching six shots on net against the Wild on Monday.
Richards saw his three game point streak come to an end Monday. Peppering opposing goaltenders, the 35-year-old has 29 shots on goal in his last seven outings, recording two goals and three assists in the process. St. Louis will be next to face the center's onslaught of shots on Tuesday.