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Red Wings' Trevor Daley: Officially off IR
Daley (lower body) was removed from the injured reserve list as expected Monday, per the NHL's media site.
No surprise here, as Daley had already said he planned to play earlier Monday. This was just a formality. The veteran will return from a five-game absence, and he has one goal and four assists in 21 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Tending goal Monday
Howard will be the home netminder against the Kings on Monday.
Howard has an impressive .920 save percentage, but his GAA is a less-robust 2.77 on account of the fact the Red Wings have allowed 34.1 shots on net per game. This should be an easier day for the former Maine Black Bear, though. The Kings have only averaged 2.20 goals and 27.9 shots on goal per contest.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Trevor Daley: Says he'll play Monday
Daleys (lower body) plans to play Monday against the Kings.
As for this moment, Daley is still on injured reserve, but that's expected to change before the game given this news. The 35-year-old is confident he'll play, and we have no reason not to believe him. However, Daley also only has five points this season, and he's only managed 27 shots on net in 21 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Development best served in NHL
Rasmussen is mired in a four-game point drought, though the rookie does have three goals and two assists over the past month.
According to Ansar Khan of MLive.com, the Wings feel it would be better for Rasmussen's development if he stayed put in the NHL and continued to bond with his teammates rather than heading to the World Junior Championship, which commences Dec. 26 and lasts until Jan. 5. While Rasmussen has looked apprehensive at times -- he's only registered 34 shots in 28 games -- there's a lot to be said about how he bypassed the AHL entirely and has averaged over two minutes of ice time on the man advantage at the top level. Our recommendation is to be patient with the ninth overall pick from the 2017 draft.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Luke Glendening: Sneaky producer in attacking zone
Glendening is on pace for 11 goals and 16 assists this season. If he continues this pace, he'll establish a new career high in points.
An unselfish third-line grinder, Glendening skates with agitating scoring winger Tyler Bertuzzi and the 6-foot-6, 221-pound rookie Michael Rasmussen, which has been opening up scoring lanes for Glendening, whose current shooting percentage (12.9) is also at a career-best clip. The Michigan native is likely an afterthought in most season-long leagues, but he often makes for an intriguing budget play in DFS tournament settings.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jonathan Bernier: Can't hold back Isles
Bernier made 16 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.
It was odd for Bernier to get the start in back-to-back games, but there have been rumors swirling about Jimmy Howard and a potential trade. Bernier doesn't have the skill to start, so beware any move by the Wings. He could prove to be an anchor for you if Howard heads out of town.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Dylan Larkin: Multi-point maestro
Larkin delivered a two-assist performance Saturday in a 3-2 loss to the Islanders.
That's his third straight two-point game. And they came against the Bolts, Buds and Isles. Larkin is edging close to a point-per-game pace. Plug him in and enjoy the ride.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Trevor Daley: Lands on IR
Daley (lower body) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
Daley's placement on injured reserve was almost certainly made retroactive, so he'll be eligible to return whenever he's deemed fit to play. Either way, the veteran blueliner has only totaled 21 points in 98 appearances over the past two seasons, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his availability.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jonathan Bernier: Surprise starter Saturday
Bernier will start in goal Saturday evening, taking on the Islanders at home, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bernier getting set for his second consecutive start makes us wonder if there's something wrong with Detroit's No. 1 goalie, Jimmy Howard. Wings coach Jeff Blashill rarely goes back to the same goalie he used in the previous game, especially when it concerns the traditional backup, but then again, Bernier did hang on for an overtime win over the mighty Maple Leafs on Thursday. At any rate, Bernier will be tasked with handling an Islanders club that owns an impressive conference record of 10-5-3.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi: Suspension concludes
Bertuzzi has served out his two-game suspension, which means he'll be eligible to play in Saturday's home game against the Islanders.
Bertuzzi socked Matt Calvert of the Avalanche in Sunday's game, even though Detroit's menacing scoring winger had been on the bench at the time. Fantasy leagues that track penalty minutes are becoming increasingly rare, though Bert has an immaculate shooting percentage (23.7) -- nine goals on 38 shots -- to help you out in the universally adopted offensive category.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jonathan Bernier: Has it in for former mates
Bernier made 27 saves in a 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
His teammates staked him to a 4-1 lead before the Leafs roared back to tie things up. Bernier will take the win -- his fourth of the season. But despite beating one of the league's best teams, he's just not fantasy worthy. Bernier's save percentage remains below .900.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist: Unsung hero on career pace
Nyquist scored a goal and added two assists in Thursday's 5-4 OT win over Toronto.
Nyquist has been on fire in his last six games. He has recorded 10 points, including five goals, in those games while being held off the scoresheet just once. Nyquist's 26 points in 29 games put him on pace to shatter his career mark by at least 20 points. Smart owners are reaping the benefits from drafting this unsung hero.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Dylan Larkin: Leads team to win
Larkin scored the game-winning goal in overtime and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 victory over Toronto.
Larkin has 11 goals and 26 points in 29 games, a pace that will deliver 74 points. That's a career mark and a sure sign that Larkin has cemented himself as one of the game's best young stars.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Jonathan Bernier: Daunting matchup looms
Bernier led the Red Wings out to the ice for pregame warmups Thursday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports. As a result, he'll draw the road start versus the Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs were stacked with elite offensive producers to begin with, but now Bernier has the added pressure of solving William Nylander, who finally ended his contract holdout Saturday in one of the most highly anticipated hockey events of the 2018-19 season. It's a terrible on-paper matchup for the Canadian backstop, but with Toronto being one of Bernier's former teams, he should at least welcome the challenge that lies ahead and do his best behind a Detroit blue line that has been thinned out by injuries.... See More ... See Less
Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser: Surfaces on IR
DeKeyser (hand) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.
DeKeyser is facing a 4-to-6 week absence, with career AHLer Brian Lashoff called up as a reinforcement option. Neither of those players carry much weight in the fantasy realm, but it certainly puts the Red Wings in a precarious position, especially since Trevor Daley (lower body) is out of action as well.... See More ... See Less