Cole inked an honorary deal to retire as a member of the Hurricanes, Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com reports.
Cole was drafted by Carolina in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft and spent nine seasons with the club, making additional stops with Edmonton, Montreal, Dallas and Detroit. All told, the Clarkson University product played in 892 NHL games, in which he registered 265 goals, 267 assists and 659 PIM. A Stanley Cup winner in 2006, Cole also suited up for the United States in 20 contests from 2005 to 2007, including the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Cole (spinal cord contusion) is reportedly done for the season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.Per the report, that extends to the postseason, assuming the Wings qualify. In 11 games since coming over in a trade with the Stars, Cole notched three goals and six points for the Red Wings. The veteran forward is slated to become a free agent this offseason.
Cole (upper body) was on the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.While Cole's return to the ice Wednesday is encouraging, it's unclear at this stage if he's a candidate to see any game action over the Wings' final two regular season contests.
Cole (upper-body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.Per the report, Cole -- who hasn't practiced in a week -- appears unlikely to suit up for a game before the end of the regular season.
Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.Cole and Tomas Jurco (upper body) are both absent, while Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) is participating. All three forwards missed Thursday's game against the Bruins, despite early reports suggesting that Cole and Datsyuk would play.
Cole (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.Previous reports suggested that Cole could give it a go on Thursday, but his next chance to return to action won't arrive until Saturday's road contest against the Wild.
Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.Cole didn't skate during Wednesday's practice, but the Red Wings still seem optimistic that he'll be back after a four-game absence. His status should be verified one way or the other after Thursday's morning skate.
Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.On the plus side, Cole -- who has notched six points in 11 games for Detroit since being acquired from Dallas -- didn't rule out a potential return to action Thursday against the Bruins.
Cole (upper body) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game, the Detroit News reports.Cole did not even make the trip with the team to New York for the matchup with the Islanders as he continues to work back from an upper body injury. The Wings return home Tuesday to host Ottawa, a game for which Cole should be deemed questionable to play.
Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday and will likely miss the next two games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.Cole suffered the injury Tuesday night, and then missed Thursday's game against the Sharks. He's now expected to miss a weekend back-to-back against the Lightning and Islanders, before Detroit faces Ottawa on Tuesday.
Cole (upper body) will miss Thursday's game against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.Cole exited Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period and didn't return. General manager Ken Holland said the winger would be re-evaluated Friday, at which point the Red Wings will determine if he'll be able to suit up for either of their games over the weekend. Cole's absence could pave the way for either Stephen Weiss or Dan Cleary to enter the lineup Thursday.
Cole left Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period with an upper-boy injury and will not return, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.Cole left the ice hunched over in significant pain after suffering the injury. It's not clear how he succumbed to the ailment, nor how much future time it might cost him. Expect the Red Wings to relay an update on his condition before Thursday's tilt with the Sharks.
Cole scored his 21st goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues.Cole has now found the back of the net three times in his last five games, and has recorded six points in 10 games since being acquired by the Red Wings. The 36-year-old now has 39 points through 67 contests, down from the numbers he posted earlier in his career but his highest output since the 2011-12 season.
Cole got on the scoresheet for the first time as a Red Wing on Friday, picking up two helpers in a 5-2 loss.The veteran set up both of Justin Abdelkader's first-period goals, bringing his ledger to 18 goals and 17 assists on the season. Cole has been playing with Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg in his first two games in Hockeytown, so look for him to continue to clip along at a similar scoring pace as he did in Dallas for the rest of the season.
Cole was a plus-1 with a shot on goal in 14:24 of ice time in a 2-1 overtime win over the Rangers.Cole also spent a minute on the power play in the contest. He didn't have the flashy debut Marek Zidlicky had, but still played well in his first game with the Red Wings. He should get a decent number of scoring chances alongside Henrik Zetterberg as the season winds down.
Cole is slated to make his Red Wings' debut Wednesday against the Rangers, Mlive.com reports.The same applies to fellow newcomer Marek Zidlicky, with Cole on track to skate on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader on Wednesday.
The Stars traded Cole along with a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Red Wings on Sunday for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and 2015 second-round draft pick, mlive.com reports.Cole, who is in the final year of his contract, has recorded 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games with the Stars to date. The 36-year-old winger will add valuable size, experience and scoring punch to the Red Wings' forward corps as the team approaches the stretch run with the likes of Johan Franzen and Darren Helm banged up.
The Red Wings reportedly acquired Cole from the Stars on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.With a deal in the works, Cole wasn't on the ice for the Stars' warmups Sunday in advance of the team's contest against the Ducks, per Mark Stepneski of NHL.com, but at this stage it remains to be seen who is headed to Dallas in the reported trade.
Cole scored for the second straight game and had an assist in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.
Cole scored with the net empty in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.The freebie counts as Cole's 15th goal this season. With three goals in the past five games, Cole is rounding back into form. An upper-body injury that he sustained in late January appears to be a non-issue based on the fact that he's been averaging 15:05 TOI this month, which is slightly more than his season average (13:56).