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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Detroit Red Wings

Written by Alex Paul and can be followed on twitter at @AKaserman1991

Sabres-deadlineWith the trade deadline quickly approaching, the Detroit Red Wings should be relatively quiet once again.

Before the Olympic freeze the Wings started to find a groove, going 3-1-1, and the regulation loss coming against Tampa. It seemed though at the time that every team chasing that 8th and final playoff spot, Columbus, Ottawa, Philadelphia, and Washington just could not lose. Detroit managed to follow suit and find themselves in the final spot, 6 points behind Toronto and Montreal, and 7 points behind Tampa.

The big problem thus far for Detroit is all of their injuries. Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Weiss, Franzen, and Howard have all missed significant time. As soon as one is about to return it seems like another one is going down. When the season started the LTIR was used just to get cap compliant because they were right at the threshold, and have been there all year. With all these big names out, it has given a chance for the young guys to come up a little prematurely for Detroit’s standards, but it looks like they will be just fine in the show.

So as the injuries continue to stack up, would it make sense for the Wings to make a big splash?

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Injury Notes: Sbisa, Fasth, Harding, Clowe, Volchenkov, Salvador, Reaves, Datsyuk and Alfredsson

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out six to eight weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Goalie Viktor Fasth will be out three to four weeks with lower-body muscle inflammation.
  • NHL on TSN: Wild goalie Josh Harding stepped on a puck during warm-ups and was not able to play. Michael Russo: Harding few with the team to the St. Louis. If the injury was serious, he would have flown back to Minnesota.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe, out with a concussion, started skating this week. Anton Volchenkov (leg muscle) has started skating as well. Defenseman Bryce Salvador (foot stress fracture) has not started to skate. Lamoriello will have a better update on Monday.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Ryan Reaves has a broken hand and is out for four weeks. He broke it in a fight with Stars Brenden Dillon.
  • Ansar Khan: The Wings are being cautious with Pavel Datsyuk in case he has a concussion. GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson would replace Datsyuk in the lineup today. Alfredsson has missed the past five games with a groin issue. Jakub Kindl (hip) is traveling with the team and is expected to play. Todd Bertuzzi (upper-body) will not play today.

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Injury Notes: Stalberg, Tropp, Bolland, Red Wings, Jagr, Voracek, Brown, Torres, Handzus, Hornqvist and Horton

  • Josh Cooper: Predators Viktor Stalberg will be out three to four weeks with a AC sprain in his right shoulder.
  • Elliotte Friendman: Sabres Corey Tropp is out five to six weeks with a broken jaw from Sunday’s fight with Jamie DevaneMike Harrington: Tropp passed concussion testing.
  • Rob Longley: The Maple Leafs didn’t practice yesterday, but center Dave Bolland (leg) skated by himself. Mark Masters: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that he expects Bolland to play on either Friday or Saturday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is out with a thigh contusion. Jakub Kindl (hip flexor) and Daniel Alfredsson (groin) are still out. Ericsson said that his injury wasn’t serious and is expected to played Friday.
  • Rich Chere: Jaromir Jagr decided that he’d skate yesterday.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Jakub Voracek is status quo with regards to his upper-body injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Dustin Brown took part in practice yesterday. Skated as an extra with the Clifford-Stoll-Lewis-Regehr-Doughty unit.
  • David Pollak: No update yesterday on Sharks Raffi Torres‘ ACL injury. Could find out today if surgery is required.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks second line center, Michal Handzus said he almost ready and should be ready for the opener.
  • Mike Vogl: Predators Patric Hornqvist left last nights game with a lower-body injury.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres coach Ron Rolston said that Joel Armia has a hand issue.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader received stitches to his left hand after being in a fight.
  • Aaron Portzline: Recovery is slow for Blue Jackets Nathan Horton. Shoulder surgery was bigger than first expected. His shoulder had been dislocated so many times that the bone around the socket had been chipped/worn away. Had bone taken from the front of shoulder and fused with the glenoid cavity to hopefully make the joint more stable.

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Injury Notes: Red Wings and Leafs, Sieloff, Clowe, Nikitin, Sbisa and Hossa

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm is skating for the first time since Sept. 6th.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen didn’t skating yesterday after taking a couple days off with a hip flexor.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jakub Kindl left last night’s game with a hip flexor. GM Ken Holland said ”nothing serious, just precaution.”
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves hurt his knee in a collision. Extent of injury won’t be known for a day or two.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames defenseman Patrick Sieloff will not need surgery on his broken cheek-bone. He’s been cleared but will wear a face shield for six to eight weeks.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr left the ice before practice started yesterday.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri left the game in the third. X-rays came back negative on his hand. He was unable to grip his stick comfortably.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier came out after the first period of last night’s game with a minor injury. He wouldn’t say what the injury was, but it originally happened yesterday morning. The plan was to play the whole game. Said the injury is “nothing concerning.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryane Clowe suffered a  “charley horse type injury” yesterday.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck saw a doctor yesterday and will likely be out four to six weeks.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin has no fracture in his foot after blocking a shot. Will likely miss a few days.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be off the ice for two weeks with an ankle sprain. He’s questionable for the season opener.
  • Scott Powers of ESPN: Blackhawks Marian Hossa will miss the next four preseason games with an upper-body injury.

    “He aggravated an injury there,” Quenneville said after Thursday’s morning skate. “We’re going to keep him off. I wouldn’t expect him in the next four games here in the next five nights. We’ll see how he progresses after that.”

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Free Agent Hits: Wild, Coyotes, Leafs, Islanders, Penguins and Red Wings

  • Michael Russo: Niklas Backstrom’s 3-year contract extension is for $10.25 million, a $3.42 million salary cap hit.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said that management and coaches had talks with Mike Smith and his agent last week.
  • Jeff Simmons of SportsNet: John Shannon said the Leafs made a qualifying offer to Jonathan Bernier. The sides will be working on a longer deal later his week. Qualifying offer is for $1.525 million.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders sent qualifying offers to Josh Bailey, Travis Hamonic, Kevin Poulin, Thomas Hickey and David Ullstrom. They are working on long term deals for Bailey and Hamonic and shorter term deals for Poulin and Hickey.
  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are expected to extend qualifying offers to Harry Zolnierczyk, Tyler Kennedy, Dustin Jeffrey and Robert Bortuzzo before the July 2nd deadline. The Penguins are also working on deals for UFAs Kris Letang, Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke.

    “I know [Pittsburgh] wants to keep Matt if it’s economically possible.”

    Jarome Iginla’s agent, Don Meehan, said in an email that he spoke with Penguins GM Ray Shero about Iginla re-signing, but his future ”may very well be an issue which will be determined only after the start of free agency.”

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings will extend qualifying offers to Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson, Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl. GM Ken Holland has had talks with UFAs Valtteri Filppula, Daniel Cleary and Damien Brunner.

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Injury notes: Hartnell, Red Wings, Lupul, Gagne, Faksa, Weiss, Atkinson, Meszaros and Lombardi

  • Adam Kimelman of Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will be out 4 to 8 weeks with broken first metatarsal in his left foot according to GM Paul Holmgren.

    “Right now we’re trying to decide, talking to the doctor, what the best way to proceed is as far as how to approach this,” Holmgren said before the Flyers’ game against the New York Rangers. “I can’t give you a time frame. It’s probably going to be between four to eight weeks. … Obviously it’s a significant injury.”

    Holmgren on Daniel Briere:

    “He’s getting better,” Holmgren said. “I would say he’s maybe 50-50 on the weekend. I’ll have a better idea after the game.”

  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Henrik Zetterberg skated with Damien Brunner and Johan Franzen. Pavel Datsyuk stated with Valtteri Filppula and Todd Bertuzzi. Filppula left practice early to rest his knee. Forwards Darren Helm and Todd Bertuzzi, defenseman Jakub Kindl should be available tonight. Jonathan Ericsson will be a game-time decision.
  • Jason Gregor via twitter: Kings winger Simon Gagne had a tumor the size of a tennis ball removed from his neck in the summer. Headache free now.

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Quick hits: waivers, Gomez signs, Redden and Gardiner activated, White out 2-3 weeks, Eaton gets ETO

  • David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner will be back in the lineup tonight. Korbinian Holzer was sent down to the Marlies.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Ian White will be out 2-3 weeks after having surgery for a deep cut this morning. Jakub Kindl will be back on Friday.
  • Katie Carerra via twitter: Capitals Mike Ribeiro won’t be disciplined or fined for his comments about last night’s officiating.
  • Lance Hornby via twitter: Toronto Marlies defenseman Paul Ranger is out with a concussion. 5 Marlies defenseman have been hurt or called up in the last 10 days.

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Wings Kindl has groin injury … Antropov optimistic for opener … Poti back with Caps … Kovalev close on deal … Lilja may look to Sweden

  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Nik Antropov didn’t pass is medical with the Jets last week, but has been skating this week.

    “We’ll see how it responds,” Antropov said Wednesday. “Today it felt good. I’m optimistic for the weekend.”

    Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tom Poti is back with the Capitals after a 2 game conditioning stint.

  • Bill Meltzer via twitter: Flyers Andreas Lilja told Expressen that he’s considering going back to Sweden to play for Rogle. Lilja said he’s ”a good enough player to play where I want” and may not be interested in playing in the AHL this year.

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Negotiations could start on the 26th or 27th … Daly-Fehr spoke yesterday

  • TSN: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr spoke on the phone yesterday, but still have no plans to meet face to face.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Matias Strozyk reported that Ales Hemsky, Jakub Kindl and David Krejci have left Pardubice. Hemsky’s insurance ran out, and it’s possible that he and Krejci return in the new year if the NHL season is cancelled.

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More players heading or rumored to be heading overseas

  • Rob Tychkowski via twitter: Nail Yakupov’s agent, Igor Larionov, said his transfer card is bogged down in hundreds of applications.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta was told that Alex Ovechkin’s insurance costs more than $100,000 per month. The KHL team that signs him has to pay it.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jason Spezza will be with Rapperswil, Anze Kopitar to Mora, Damien Brunner to Zug and Luca Sbisa to Lugano.

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Some thoughts on Nash … 10 unresolved issues … Rangers could look at Thornton … Repik and Pickard could go to Europe

  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Portzline offers 61 thoughts on Rick Nash. Portzline thinks that Nash will play with Derek Stepan over Brad Richards.

    There were instances last season, before the trade stuff started, when other NHL players were directly advising Nash to leave. One player tells The Dispatch: “I skated over to him before a faceoff and just told him ‘you have to get out of here. Put your agent to work and get it done.’” Many were surprised last February to learn that Nash had asked to be traded. From what I can glean, players around the league were only shocked that it took him so long.

    Some believe it was Nash’s father that was the first to give him some wisdom just before the trade proceedings took shape. Portzline thinks that Nash will hit the 40 goal, 80 point plateau at some point.

  • Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen lists 10 unresolved issues that could change the “balance of power” : 1. Shane Doan’s recruitment: some teams will offer him 4 years. 2. Roberto Luongo hasn’t been traded yet: the Panthers are the best fit, but they won’t give up Nick Bjugstad. 3. Bobby Ryan still could be traded: the Ducks will only deal if they are wowed by an offer. The Flyers may like to match the Rangers acquisition of Nash. 4. Lubomir Visnovsky has filed a grievance: he doesn’t think the Ducks had a right to trade him because he had a partial no-trade clause. He had previously waived it in a 2009 trade from Edmonton. 5. Useful players still available: Doan, Jason Arnott, Carlo Colaiacovo, Pavel Kubina, Petr Sykora, Brett Clark, Andrei Kostitsyn, etc. 6. Coyotes ownership isn’t finalized: it’s difficult for Coyotes GM Don Maloney to improve his team. 7. The 2013 free agent class might feel pressure to sign now: there may be restrictions on contract length or a new way to calculate salary cap with the new CBA. 8. Predators still looking for defenseman: GM David Poile is still looking at trade options. Jay Bouwmeester’s name has come up, but he has a no-trade clause. 9. Red Wings pondering a defensive move: they want to give Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl an opportunity to play, and they won’t overpay just to add someone. But they have to look at trade options to add a veteran Dman. 10. Feels like Toronto will make another move: Burke could go after a goalie or more size and grit.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Tuukka Rask’s one year deal, “We tried to go longer in term, but . . . ’’ Dupont says not to be surprised if the Rangers look to Joe Thornton. Thornton and Rick Nash played well together during the lockout and with Team Canada at the Olympics.

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No Devils changes … Thomas confirms year off … Rangers D targets … Wings-Caps rumor … Nash update … Possible Flyers targets

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: It doens’t look like there will be any lineup changes for the Devils tonight if going by lines at practice yesterday.

    “We’re not making a change based on the hole we’re in,” he said. “We’ll make a change if we feel there’s someone that can make us a better lineup for tomorrow night. That’s what we’re making the decision on. We thought our group played a good game last night.”

  • Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: Bruins Tim Thomas confirmed yesterday that he will not play next year due to personal concerns. Posted on his facebook page:

    “From the earliest age I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a hockey player. I’ve been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible.

    The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.

    At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F’s.

    Friends, Family, and Faith.

    This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.

    On top of this, I will continue to train using the ARP/POV system and work with G-Form in the development of protective equipment.

    What does this portend for the future?

    We’ll see….God’s will be done.


    The Bruins will now be stuck with his $5 million cap hit.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers will target Justin Schultz if he becomes a UFA. If he signs elsewhere, the Rangers may look at trading for Shea Weber over trying to sign Ryan Suter.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Red Wings will target Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, and they may look at trading for their draft rights. The Wings are also part of web trade proposal: Mike Green and Brooks Laich for Johan Franzen, Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl. Matheson wonders why anyone would not think that Brian Burke won’t make a trade for Roberto Luongo. Burke loves making the big trade, Loungo would help the Maple Leafs get into the playoffs, which would help his job security. Matheson doesn’t think that Tomas Vokoun would go the Leafs as a veteran sidekick. The Oilers are looking at Henrik Samuelsson with the 32nd  pick. Brandon Prust would look good in a Oilers uniform if he becomes a free agent. The Flyers may look at trading Sergei Bobrovsky.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Several teams not on Rick Nash’s trade list have contacted the Blue Jackets. There is hope that if the Jackets and a ‘non-list’ make a deal, that Nash would consider it to end the relationship with Columbus. The ‘unofficial trade destination rankings’: 1. Rangers 2. Sharks 3. Maple Leafs 4. Bruins 5. Hurricanes 6. Capitals. The Blue Jackets are not dead set on getting a goalie back in a deal. Portzline left the draft combine thinking that the Jackets are higher on Filip Forsberg that many would think, and that they may be willing to trade down a few slots.
  • John Boruk of CSN Philly: The chances of Flyers trading for Sergei Gonchar are “slim to none.” They would love to get Ryan Suter. Defenseman targets for the Flyers could be: Mark Streit, Ryan Whitney, Lubomir Visnovsky and Alexander Edler.
  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Possible Jets targets on draft night at #9: Alex Galchenyuk, Cody Ceci, Griffin Reinhart, Brendan Gaunce, Radek Faksa and Tanner Pearson (a stretch, Jets-Barrie connection).

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