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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
58-18-6 122
54-21-7 115
51-23-8 110
51-26-5 107
32-39-11 75
32-40-10 74
33-42-7 73
22-49-11 55

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 3 7 -6 08:28 108

Top Givani Smith News

  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Out Friday

    Smith (undisclosed) will not play in Friday's season finale against New Jersey, per the NHL's media site.

    Smith missed the final 19 games of the season with undisclosed injuries and healthy scratches. The 24-year-old scored seven points while averaging 8:28 of ice time in 46 appearances.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Remains out Sunday

    Smith (undisclosed) isn't in Sunday's projected lineup against the Devils.

    Smith will sit out for a second consecutive game, and his next chance to play will come Tuesday in Toronto. With Smith sidelined, the Red Wings have opted to dress 11 forwards and seven defensemen for Sunday's matinee.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Dealing with undisclosed issue

    Smith (undisclosed) won't play Saturday against Pittsburgh, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Smith's tallied just seven points through 46 contests this season, so his absence won't make waves in most fantasy circles. Another update on his status should be released if and when he's cleared to rejoin the lineup.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Healthy scratch Tuesday

    Smith (undisclosed) is healthy but will not play Tuesday against Tampa Bay, per

    Smith had missed the last 13 games already and now he's simply a healthy scratch. The 24-year-old winger has just seven points through 46 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: No timetable for return

    Smith (undisclosed) doesn't have a timetable for his return, Ansar Khan of reports.

    At this point Smith, who's already missed four games with an undisclosed injury, can be considered out indefinitely. The 24-year-old winger has tallied just seven points through 46 games this season, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to monitor his status.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Remains unavailable

    Smith (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Wednesday versus the Rangers.

    Smith is set to miss a fourth straight game, though he hasn't been downgraded from day-to-day. The 24-year-old isn't guaranteed a spot in the lineup even once he's healthy -- he'll likely compete with Taro Hirose for playing time. Smith's next chance to play is Friday versus the Senators.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Out Sunday

    Smith (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the Penguins.

    Smith will miss his third straight game Sunday, though he's still considered day-to-day. The 24-year-old could return as early as Wednesday against the Rangers. He has seven points while averaging 8:28 of ice time through 46 appearances.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Remains day-to-day

    Smith (undisclosed) remains day-to-day ahead of Saturday's clash with the Islanders, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Smith missed the latest contest -- a 5-2 loss to the Islanders -- as well as Friday's practice, which makes it a foregone conclusion that he won't suit up against the Lightning on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Wings expect to get Filip Zadina (illness) back against the Bolts, and that should afford Smith more time to recover.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Out against Isles

    Smith is dealing with an undisclosed injury that will keep him out of the lineup versus the Islanders.

    In addition to Smith, the Wings will also be missing Filip Zadina (illness) which will press Chase Pearson into the lineup for his NHL debut. The 24-year-old Smith has served as a healthy scratch for seven of the club's last 15 contests, so few fantasy players figure to be impacted by his absence.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Returns to press box

    Smith was a healthy scratch Saturday, when the Red Wings suffered a 4-2 loss to the Kraken.

    The Red Wings were outmuscled in this contest, committing to 11 hits versus 20 for the expansion club, and that's likely where Smith would have helped out the most. The 24-year-old -- who has 80 hits and 96 PIM through 45 games -- curiously watched from the press box despite recording a blocked shot, three hits and six shots on goal in the prior contest against the Canucks.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Emerges from shadows

    Smith scored a power-play goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Penguins on Friday.

    Smith had gone 15 games without a point, and with just two seconds of power play action, so this one comes out of left field. The left winger has mostly provided value in the sin bin this season for fantasy managers, with five points and 87 PIM to his name.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: On active roster

    Contrary to an earlier report, Smith is still on the Red Wings active roster.

    Smith should skate in a bottom-six role Saturday against the Predators. The 23-year-old has four points through 32 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Sent to AHL

    Smith was assigned from the active roster to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.

    Smith will undergo a conditioning stint with AHL Grand Rapids. The 23-year-old has averaged 7:03 of ice time and been held without a point over eight appearances since clearing the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Jan. 2. Smith and his brother, Gemel Smith, were assigned to the AHL for conditioning stints Saturday.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Clears virus protocols

    Smith was removed from COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Smith should be ready to rock for Wednesday's road tilt versus the Islanders. He had been on non-roster IR, but the gritty winger evidently logged a pair of negative COVID-19 tests within a 24-hour window to obtain clearance for the upcoming contest. Smith has two goals, two assists, 15 blocked shots and 39 hits through 24 games.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Smith was placed in COVID-19 protocols Saturday, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Smith has surfaced on non-roster IR, per the NHL's official media site. Fantasy managers won't be shaken up about this news considering Smith is a bottom-six grinder who has only four points in 24 games this season, but the Wings could be hurting a bit in the physicality department without him. Look for Riley Barber to occupy the left wing in Smith's absence.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Efficient in limited role

    Smith has four points -- two goals, two assists -- through 22 games and 8:18 of average ice time this season.

    Smith is planted in a fourth-line role; he plays with a high degree of physicality and brings plenty of energy to seemingly make the most of limited action. It would be interesting to see what he would do with a heavier role considering he's averaging 1.3 points/60 minutes. For comparison's sake, Filip Zadina, Detroit's sixth overall pick from 2018, is averaging 1.4 points/60 minutes in a bigger role that includes power-play responsibilities. Smith won't be a fantasy asset unless he can carve out a larger role, but he has some untapped potential.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Two points in win

    Smith scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist, blocked three shots, went plus-3 and added two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 overtime win over the Islanders.

    Smith set up Sam Gagner for the go-ahead goal in the first period. In the second, Smith turned a blocked shot into offense, scoring on a rush. He doubled his scoring output to four points in 19 contests this year, matching his total from 16 games last season. All four of his points have come in the last seven contests. The 23-year-old has added 21 shots, 33 hits, 21 PIM and a minus-1 rating while playing in a fourth-line role.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: In consideration for line upgrade

    Smith could ascend to the top-six group of forwards, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill hinted at the possibility of breaking up the second line, which would involve Filip Zadina moving down the depth chart in favor of Smith, whom Blashill calls a "net-presence, big-body guy (joining) a playmaking center with a shooter in (Robby) Fabbri." There's no guarantee that Smith will be in the top six for Saturday's game against the Sabres, but the gritty winger really needs a push given that he's recorded only one goal to go with a minus-6 rating through 15 contests.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Stuffs in first goal

    Smith scored a goal on four shots and added four hits in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Smith capitalized on a net-front scramble in the second period to get his first goal of the year. The 23-year-old has been limited to fourth-line minutes when he's in the lineup. The goal Thursday was his first point of the year to go with 13 shots on net, 23 hits, 19 PIM and a minus-4 rating in 13 contests.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Good to go Thursday

    Smith (undisclosed) will be in Thursday's lineup against the Lightning.

    Smith was nursing a minor injury during the preseason but is ready to go for Detroit's season opener Thursday. He scored four points with a minus-5 rating in 16 games with the Red Wings last season. The 23-year-old should stick to his usual bottom-line role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 24
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left