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Detroit Red Wings, Brendan Smith Agree to Two-Year Deal
July 15th, 2013 at 7:48 PM
The Detroit Red Wings have avoided salary arbitration with Brendan Smith. The club signed the defenseman to a two-year, $2.625 million deal earlier today, which will keep Smith in Detroit through 2015. The deal was first reported by CBC's Elliotte Friedman Smith recorded only eight assists during the regular season, but was...

Detroit Red Wings Trade Kent Huskins to Philadelphia for 2014 Draft Pick
March 30th, 2013 at 2:11 PM
The Detroit Red Wings have made their first pre-trade deadline move. The club has traded defenseman Kent Huskins to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh rounder in the 2014 draft. Huskins was signed to the team in January due to a rash of injuries. Now with nearly every defenseman healthy...

Will Ian White Be Out the Door by the Trade Deadline?
March 2nd, 2013 at 4:12 PM
For all the beatings it has taken, both physically and from the media, the Detroit Red Wings defensive corps has performed well in the last four games. Head coach Mike Babcock has stuck with the pairings of Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson, Brendan Smith-Kyle Quincey, and Brian Lashoff-Jakub Kindl for the last two games. That...

Ian White out 2-3 weeks with leg injury
January 23rd, 2013 at 4:51 PM
The Detroit Red Wings just keep losing defensemen. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports that defenseman Ian White will miss 2-3 weeks with a severe laceration on his left leg. White sustained the injury in last night's loss to Dallas. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said that while...

Jonathan Ericsson Signs with Swedish Team
October 7th, 2012 at 7:55 PM
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson has signed with Vita Hästen in Sweden to play during the NHL lockout. Vita Hästen is a third-tier team in Sweden; similar to the ECHL in the United States. Ericsson played for Vita Hästen in 2002-03 when he was 18 years old. Ericsson has produced mixed results during his time...

Brendan Smith Ready for Full-time NHL Role
September 2nd, 2012 at 4:14 PM
Since being drafted in the first round by the Detroit Red Wings in 2007, Brendan Smith has faced high expectations. He now has an opportunity to fulfill those expectations this coming season, writes Helene St. James. Smith got on opportunity to play for the Red Wings in 14 games last season, scoring...

Niklas Kronwall Expected to Take Lidstrom’s Spot
August 27th, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Niklas Kronwall has built quite a reputation during his career with the Detroit Red Wings as a dangerous defenseman. ***PHOTO1*** The Swedish blue liner has been known as one of the biggest hitters in the NHL. He has a montage of some of his biggest hits on YouTube. In fact, he even...

Kyle Quincey Poised for Bigger Role
August 26th, 2012 at 4:23 PM
When Kyle Quincey was traded to the Detroit Red Wings last season, he was happy to return to the team that had drafted him back in 2005. Now the defenseman hopes to contribute more with a big void on the blue line left after Nicklas Lidstrom retired and Brad Stuart was traded...

Red Wings Pursuing Jay Bouwmeester, Trade Possible?
August 24th, 2012 at 4:42 PM
Reports from The Calgary Herald and MLive are saying the Detroit Red Wings have proposed a trade to the Calgary Flames for defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in an effort to bolster their blue line. Bouwmeester, who has been at the center of trade chatter for at least the past month, has spent...

Report: Red Wings Make Offer for Carlo Colaiacovo
August 24th, 2012 at 12:15 AM
The Detroit Red Wings have submitted an offer to free agent defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo, True Hockey's Andy Strickland reports. Colaiacovo spent last season with the St. Louis Blues, tallying 19 points in 64 regular season games. While he has dealt with injuries throughout his career, he would bring a boost to the...

Detroit Red Wings Re-Sign Kyle Quincey
July 18th, 2012 at 10:42 AM
The Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Kyle Quincey agreed to a two-year contract worth $7.55 million this past Wednesday. ***PHOTO1*** Quincey, as many will recall, was originally drafted by the Wings in 2003. After spending time in Los Angeles and Colorado, he was traded back to Detroit from Tampa via Colorado in...