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  • O/U 6, OTT -111

Eastern Atlantic Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
TB 12-5-1 25
TOR 12-6-0 24
BOS 10-6-2 22
BUF 10-6-2 22
MON 9-6-3 21
DET 8-8-2 18
FLA 7-5-3 17
OTT 7-8-3 17

Top Red Wings News

  • Red Wings' Jacob De La Rose: Ruled out Thursday

    De La Rose (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Senators, but he's questionable for the subsequent contest opposing the Devils on Saturday,

    Between cardiac and visa issues delaying his arrival in Detroit on top of this latest injury, the ex-Hab has only drawn into seven games with the Red Wings since he was acquired off waivers Oct. 17. Still, he remains on the active roster as opposed to injured reserve, which further supports the notion that his injury isn't all that serious.

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  • Red Wings' Luke Witkowski: Frequenting press box

    Witkowski sat out as a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday, watching his team defeat the Coyotes at home, 6-1.

    Coincidence or not, the Wings have won the last four games without the services of Witkowski. The Western Michigan University product, who possesses sandpaper grit, knows that he's only going to be deployed against some of the league's bigger opponents, or when his team finds itself slammed with injuries. As a result, he can safely be bypassed in all fantasy leagues.

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  • Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader: Continues solid run

    Abdelkader contributed a power-play assist to Detroit's 6-1 victory over the visiting Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Abdelkader is probably not the first Red Wing to cross your mind when it comes to fantasy options, but he's pointed in five of the past eight games, including four goals over that span. He's returned to prominence as a value play in a variety of virtual settings.

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  • Red Wings' Michael Rasmussen: Big effort leads to power-play goal

    Rasmussen delivered a power-play goal Tuesday, helping the Red Wings to a 6-1 rout over the Coyotes at home.

    Rasmussen fell to the ice after a hard push from defenseman Jason Demers, but the talented rookie still managed to light the lamp from his knees. Rasmussen is up to five points -- including three man-advantage goals -- through 16 games, which is steady production for an inexperienced bottom-six forward.

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  • Red Wings' Trevor Daley: Strong own-zone effort Tuesday

    Daley went plus-3 with three blocked shots in Tuesday's 6-1 home win over the Coyotes.

    This was easily one of Daley's best defensive performances of the season. He's been chugging along to a 19:28 ice-time average, with three points and a plus-5 rating over 14 games.

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  • Red Wings' Frans Nielsen: Delivering plenty of helpers

    Nielsen set up two goals in Tuesday's 6-1 home win over the Coyotes.

    Nielsen has turned back the clock as far as his offensive game is concerned. He's picked up eight apples over the last seven games, plus the Wings have six wins over that span, so if you haven't already, check the waiver wire to see if the do-it-all center is available for the taking.

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  • Red Wings' Mike Green: Adds three points to season ledger

    Green scored his first goal of the season to complement a pair of assists in Tuesday's 6-1 home win over the Coyotes.

    Green earned the game's first star for his terrific all-around display against the Coyotes. He's gathered one goal and six helpers over nine games following his return from a liver-attacking virus, so try not to undersell the veteran in fantasy as he looks to help the Wings to their fifth consecutive victory in Thursday's road tilt opposing the Senators.

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  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha: Lights lamp in another team win

    Mantha opened the scoring for the Red Wings en route to a 6-1 home win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Mantha stormed toward the net and fired the puck top shelf over the glove of Darcy Kuemper, who was making his fifth consecutive start for the Coyotes. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound winger has the potential to be a consistent scorer in the NHL, but Wings coach Jeff Blashill has basically had to teach Mantha that it's OK not to be a gentle giant on the ice. Now that he's tightened up defensively and has four goals in the past eight games, Mantha is back to being a recommended play in all types of fantasy leagues.

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  • Red Wings' Luke Glendening: Flashes two-way skill in rout

    Glendening registered a goal, two hits and another pair of blocked shots to complement a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 6-1 home win over the Coyotes.

    Just as a Red Wings penalty had expired, Glendening perfectly anticipated a Justin Abdelkader outlet pass from the defensive zone and had no trouble beating Darcy Kuemper for his second goal of the season. Make that seven points in 18 games for Glendening, whose rigid work ethic and no-quit motor make him a natural fit in Detroit.

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  • Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou: Third straight game with goal, assist

    Athanasiou registered a goal and an assist -- both during 5-on-5 play in the third period -- helping the Red Wings to a 6-1 home win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

    Darren Helm managed to slide the puck over to Athanasiou from the neutral zone, and Double A flashed a little shake-and-bake maneuver to the detriment of starting goalie Darcy Kuemper. Lauded for his speed, versatility and craftiness -- mainly in the attacking zone -- Athanasiou, who has three straight two-point outings, also ended up being the primary distributor on defenseman Mike Green's first goal of the season. It's worth checking to see if AA is on the waiver wire in case you need a boost at the forward position; he may even have winger eligibility in some formats.

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  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Holds Coyotes in check

    Howard made 24 saves en route to a 6-1 home win over the Coyotes on Tuesday.

    This was an important victory for Howard, as he now has a winning record (6-5-2) to support a robust .920 save percentage through 13 games. The veteran's hard work in the cage led to a fourth straight win for the Winged Wheel, and it's probably only a matter of time before he puts pen to paper on that multi-year contract extension that's rumored to be coming his way.

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  • Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Covering home net Tuesday

    Howard will defend the home net against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

    Detroit's traditional backup, Jonathan Bernier, faced a career-high 52 shots in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Hurricanes, so Howard will punch in for work facing a Coyotes team that he's had a fair amount of success handling in his career based on an 11-4-3 record, 2.50 GAA and .919 save percentage. At the rate Howard's going, he'll surpass last year's win total of 22, but the elite NHL backstops will roughly double that total when it's all said and done.

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  • Red Wings' Jacob De La Rose: Able to practice

    De La Rose (upper body) practiced Tuesday morning, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

    While De La Rose won't play against the Coyotes on Tuesday, he's said to be closer to a return than fellow forward Thomas Vanek (lower body) or defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (undisclosed). Either way, this news won't affect many fantasy owners since the Swedish-born pivot is a replacement-level commodity as the owner of 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) over 126 career contests between the Habs and Red Wings.

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  • Red Wings' Thomas Vanek: Effectively ruled out Tuesday

    Vanek (lower body) skated Tuesday, but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill couldn't offer a "real update," on the veteran winger ahead of Tuesday's home game against the Coyotes, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.

    This effectively rules out Vanek for the home clash against the 'Yotes, and we'll have to see if he accompanies the team to Ottawa for Thursday's game. Considering that there's no deeper position than forward in fantasy hockey, it's probably not worth waiting out Vanek's injury -- after all, he's only picked up two goals and three helpers to work against a minus-8 rating between 12 games this season.

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  • Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson: Expected to miss more time

    Ericsson (undisclosed) skated Tuesday morning, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports. Still, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill had "no real update" on the defenseman, which implies that Ericsson will miss Tuesday's home game against the Coyotes.

    Ericsson remains on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site, and that's further evidence that he'll miss the upcoming contest. With the subsequent game scheduled for Thursday, we'll have to check back to see if he ends up traveling to Ottawa for the beginning of a two-game road trip.

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  • Red Wings' Jacob De La Rose: Will not play Tuesday, still day-to-day

    De La Rose (upper body) remains day-to-day but will not play against the Coyotes on Tuesday, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.

    Without a timetable, or any specific information pertaining to the significance of the injury, De La Rose has been ruled out of Tuesday's home game versus the Coyotes. It remains to be seen how much time he's expected to miss; however, an unwillingness to discuss details could suggest the injury is significant. In seven games with the Red Wings this season, De La Rose has a goal and an assist.

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  • Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi: Production halted

    Bertuzzi has just one point (a goal) through five appearances in November.

    We wouldn't completely write off the power-play winger in fantasy circles, but it's disappointing that he's not been a major catalyst behind Detroit's recent string of success. The Wings have potted 17 goals this month, but Bertuzzi's only managed one even-strength tally over that span.

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Team Statistical Rankings

GF AVG GA AVG Power Play
Team 2.77
(23rd)
3.26
(24th)
24.1
(8th)

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