Stecher won a gold medal with Team Canada following the country's 3-2 defeat of Finland on Sunday in the World Championship.
Stecher played more than any other Canadian (27:46) in the final contest, and the Red Wings defenseman recorded four shots on goal. There wasn't an overwhelming amount of offense from Stecher in his debut campaign with Detroit -- he had three goals and eight assists over 44 games -- but the B.C. native accumulated 33 hits and 46 blocked shots while occupying a spot on the second defensive pair.
Stecher scored twice in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
Stecher tied the game at 1-1 at 4:49 of the second period, then added another goal 6:24 later to give the Red Wings a 3-1 lead. It was his first career two-goal game. The 27-year-old blueliner has 11 points, 41 shots on net, 35 blocked shots and a minus-7 rating in 34 outings this year. His career high for goals is five, a mark he set in 69 appearances last season.
Stecher supplied an assist in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Hurricanes.
The second-pairing defenseman has notched an assist in back-to-back games while averaging 20:42 of ice time over that span. Stecher sees the ice well - he has eight helpers this season -- but he's still not a prominent name in the fantasy landscape.
Stecher notched an assist in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Predators.
Stecher's shot attempt early in the second period was tipped in by Darren Helm for the Red Wings' lone goal. Stecher has two helpers in his last five games. The 27-year-old blueliner is at eight points, 37 shots on net, 29 blocked shots and a minus-11 rating in 31 appearances.
Stecher notched an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.
Stecher had the secondary helper on Robby Fabbri's goal at 14:00 of the first period. The 26-year-old Stecher has six points, 31 shots, eight PIM and a minus-4 rating through 23 games. He'll likely continue to see bottom-four usage on the blue line.
Stecher (lower body) scored a goal on a team-high four shots in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Lightning.
Stecher opened the scoring at 8:31 of the first period. It was his first game back after missing eight contests with a lower-body injury. The Red Wings dressed seven defensemen, allowing them to ease Stecher back with 12:36 of ice time. The 26-year-old has a goal, four assists, 26 shots on net and a minus-5 rating through 20 appearances. Christian Djoos is most likely to slide out of the lineup if the Red Wings return to using a traditional six-defensemen configuration.
Stecher (lower body) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday's game versus the Lightning, per the NHL's official media site.
Stecher is set to make his first appearance since Feb. 19. The former Canuck has produced four assists and 22 shots on net over 19 games this year.
Stecher (lower body) won't be available for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Stecher will miss an eighth straight game Tuesday. He'll need to be activated off injured reserve before rejoining the lineup, so look for that announcement to precede his return to game action.
Stecher (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's matchup against the Lightning, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Stecher will be re-evaluated Tuesday before the team makes a decision, and he'll need to be activated from injured reserve before returning to the lineup. Through the first 19 games, the 26-year-old averaged 17:58 of ice time and produced four assists.
Stecher (lower body) returned to practice Sunday.
Stecher has missed the last seven games, but he could return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup against the Lightning. The 26-year-old has put up four assists, 22 shots on net and 20 blocked shots through 19 games this year.
Stecher (lower body) was placed on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 19, according to the NHL's official site.
Sunday will mark the fifth straight game that Stecher will miss due to his lower-body issue. There's still no timetable for his return, but he'll be eligible to come off IR whenever he's healthy due to the retroactive placement.
Stecher (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Blackhawks, per the NHL's official media site.
Stecher is set to miss a fourth straight game. The 26-year-old posted four points through the first 19 games before this injury.
Stecher (lower body) has yet to resume skating and remains day-to-day ahead of Thursday night's game versus the Predators, NHL.com reports.
Stecher will miss a third straight game Thursday, and although he's still considered day-to-day, the fact that he has yet to resume skating doesn't bode well for his chances of returning Saturday against the Blackhawks. The 26-year-old blueliner has tallied four assists in 19 contests this season.
Stecher (lower body) won't be available for Tuesday's game against Nashville.
Stecher will miss his second game with the lower-body issue, as his coach Jeff Blashill deemed him day-to-day Monday. Stecher has averaged 17:58 of ice time this season to go along with four assists, so his absence won't affect much from a fantasy perspective. In his stead, Christian Djoos will continue to stay in the lineup on the team's third defensive pairing.
Head coach Jeff Blashill said Monday that Stecher (lower body) is day-to-day.
Stecher missed Saturday's win over the Panthers due to a lower-body injury. It doesn't appear to be a serious injury, so Stecher shouldn't be out long. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old is uncertain for Tuesday's game versus the Predators.
Stecher (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Panthers.
Stecher will miss his first game of the season. He's averaged 17:58 of ice time per contest this year, posting four assists and 22 shots on net. Danny DeKeyser is returning to the lineup and will fill the void on the blue line.
Stecher posted an assist Saturday in a 4-2 win over the Predators.
Stecher has four helpers working against a minus-2 rating through 16 games. The Ex-Canuck is planted in a secondary defensive role in his debut campaign with the Red Wings, and Detroit's inept offense -- one that has produced only 33 goals through 16 games -- is not conducive to a high degree of fantasy value.
Stecher posted two assists, three shots on goal, two hits, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Panthers.
Stecher seemed to do a little bit of everything in 18:49 of ice time Sunday. He helped out on goals by Marc Staal and Robby Fabbri, and he added a solid defensive presence throughout the rest of the game. Stecher has only three assists to go with 18 blocked shots, 15 shots on net and eight hits in 13 appearances this year.
Stecher inked a two-year, $3.4 million contract with Detroit on Saturday.
Stecher garnered five goals, 12 assists and 86 shots last year with Vancouver while averaging just 15:21 of ice time. The defenseman should get significantly more minutes with Detroit. As a result, Stecher could likely push for his career-best 24 points set in his rookie campaign back in 2016-17.
Per Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver, the Canucks aren't going to extend Stecher a qualifying offer, so he'll hit the open market as an unrestricted free agent Friday.
This is undoubtedly a cap-related move, as Stecher was a mainstay on Vancouver's blueline last season, picking up 17 points while posting a plus-10 rating in 69 contests. He shouldn't have any trouble finding a bottom-four gig with a new club once free agency opens.
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|05/08||@ CLB||L 4-5 (OT)||0||0||0||0||20:08|
|05/07||@ CLB||W 5-2||0||0||0||-1||18:39|
|05/02||vs TB||L 1-2||0||0||0||-1||12:18|
|04/29||@ CAR||L 1-3||0||0||0||-1||13:57|
|04/27||@ CLB||L 0-1 (SO)||0||0||0||0||19:50|
|04/24||vs DAL||L 1-2 (OT)||0||0||0||0||15:32|
|04/22||vs DAL||W 7-3||0||0||0||+2||17:27|
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