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Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
26-7-5 57
26-9-5 57
24-9-3 51
22-11-2 46
17-17-5 39
11-20-6 28
11-18-2 24
7-24-5 19

2021 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 2 4 -3 08:15 68

Top Givani Smith News

  • 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 MLive.com 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 MLive.com 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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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Dealing with minor injury

    Smith (undisclosed) didn't play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Penguins due to a minor injury, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    It doesn't sound like Smith will be sidelined for long with the injury. The 23-year-old winger figures to have a chance for a bottom-six job this season. The Red Wings' last preseason game is Saturday versus the Sabres, but it's unclear if Smith will participate in that one.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Signs two-year contract

    Smith signed a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Tuesday.

    Smith spent the majority of the 2020-21 season in the minors, picking up nine goals, 15 points and 54 PIM in 25 games, but he also drew into 16 contests with the big club, picking up four points over that span. He'll likely have a similar role in 2021-22, so don't expect Smith to emerge as a viable fantasy option.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Shuffled to minors

    Smith was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.

    Smith split time between the NHL and AHL levels fairly evenly this season, scoring a combined 16 points with 59 PIM in 37 games. The 23-year-old winger is a restricted free agent this offseason and will likely enter training camp next season as a depth forward option once again.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Back to taxi squad

    Smith was reassigned to Detroit's taxi squad Saturday.

    This move all but confirms Smith won't be in the lineup for Saturday's regular-season finale versus Columbus. He'll finish the campaign with four points, 21 PIM and 20 shots on goal in 16 NHL appearances.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Ascends to active roster

    Smith has been promoted to the Red Wings' active roster ahead of Friday's matchup with Columbus.

    Although Smith's been added to Detroit's active roster, he's expected to sit as a healthy scratch for Friday's game versus the Blue Jackets. He's picked up four points through 15 NHL appearances this season.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Joins taxi squad

    Smith was promoted to Detroit's taxi squad Friday.

    Smith will be on hand as an emergency depth option for Friday's game versus Columbus. The 23-year-old winger has picked up four points through 15 top-level appearances this season.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Jettisoned to minors

    Smith was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

    Smith is on a nine-game pointless streak at the top level. The Red Wings acquired Richard Panik and Jakub Vrana for Anthony Mantha at the trade deadline, and the extra forward has pushed Smith out of the rotation. The 23-year-old will continue his development in the minors.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Returned to taxi squad

    Smith was reassigned to the Red Wings' taxi squad Tuesday.

    Smith has appeared in seven of Detroit's last eight games, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to the active roster prior to Thursday's clash with Chicago. He's notched four points through 15 NHL games this campaign.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Moves to active roster

    Smith was promoted to the active roster Monday.

    Smith's now available for Monday's road game versus the Hurricanes. The 23-year-old is on an eight-game pointless streak, and he's put up a minus-5 rating in that stretch.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Dropped to taxi squad

    Smith was demoted to the taxi squad Saturday.

    Barring a last-minute change, this move indicates that Smith will be scratched after suiting up for the last six games with Detroit. The second-year forward has four points and a minus-4 rating in 14 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Moves to active roster

    Smith was promoted to the active roster Thursday.

    Smith will suit up for his sixth straight game during Thursday's matchup against the Predators. The 23-year-old is on a seven-game pointless streak, and he posted just eight shots on net in that stretch.

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  • Red Wings' Givani Smith: Returns to taxi squad

    Smith was reassigned to Detroit's taxi squad Wednesday.

    Smith will undoubtedly return to the active roster for Thursday's game versus Nashville. He's picked up four points through 13 NHL appearances this year.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Toronto, ON
Age: 23
Experience: 1
Shoots: Left