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Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic picked up his with win of the season with a gritty performance against the Islanders Saturday night, stopping 20 of 23 shots faced as the Red Wings beat the Islanders in overtime 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: Nedeljkovic continues to assert himself as the presumptive number one goaltender in Detroit this season, with four wins and a .938 save percentage in his last four starts in between the pipes for the Red Wings.

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Dylan Larkin has two helpers

Wed, Dec 1st 11:14pm EST
By Douglas Roth

Dylan Larkin had two assists in the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout win over the Kraken on Wednesday. He was a plus one with two assists, one PPP and two SOG in 22:38 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Larkin continues to be on a point per game pace. Thru 20 games this season he now has 10 goals and 11 assists. He should be locked and loaded in all lineups.

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Robby Fabbri scored a goal in the Red Wings 4-3 win over the Kraken on Wednesday. He was a plus one with one goal, one PPG, three SOG and one hit in 22:58 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Fabbri has showed glimpses of fantasy usefulness in his Red Wings uniform. Yet he should not be added in any leagues. Leave him on waiver wires.

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Thomas Greiss beats the Kraken

Wed, Dec 1st 11:01pm EST
By Douglas Roth

Thomas Greiss allowed three goals in the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout win over the Kraken on Wednesday. He saved 21-24 shots against in the win.

Fantasy Impact: The Red Wings part time goalie is now 5-6 on the season and less than desirable ratios. The win snapped a three game losing streak. He should be left on waiver wires.

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Lucas Raymond scored the game-tying goal in Detroit's 4-3 shoot out win over the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday. His stat-line included a goal, a plus-1 rating, two shots, two hits and one block.

Fantasy Impact: Raymond's goal came on a nice turn-and-shoot in the slot as there was a scramble and he was able to sneak it through some bodies including Phillip Grubauer for number ten on the year. Raymond is in Calder consideration right now with ten goals and 22 points.

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Tyler Bertuzzi has been placed in the NHL's COVID protocol.

Fantasy Impact: Bertuzzi is unvaccinated so we'll have to wait and see how it plays out. He was off to a great start this season, posting nine goals, nine assists, a plus-9 rating, 12 PIMs, 49 SOG, 19 hits and 14 blocks. His presence for the Red Wings and fantasy managers will be missed. He can be stashed on the IR+


Marc Staal scores game winner

Tue, Nov 30th 9:49pm EST
By Jeremy Farr

Marc Staal buried the second of two goals required to take down the Boston Bruins on the road on Tuesday. He finished the game with a goal, a plus-1 rating, two PIMs, two shots, hits and blocks.

Fantasy Impact: There was a penalty called on the play for Detroit in Boston's zone and there was a bit of havoc that ensued. The puck got sent out to the perimeter and a shot went towards the net. Staal followed in from the point and buried the rebound for his first of the season.

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Jakub Vrana scored four goals in a 7-3 win versus Dallas. He also fired six shots on goal and finished the game with a plus-four rating in 15:07 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: He now has five goals and one assist in four games with the Red Wings since his trade from Washington. This season in 43 games he has 16 goals and 15 assists.

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Jonathan Bernier stopped 38-of-39 shots during a 2-1 win versus Florida.

Fantasy Impact: Bernier has played well even with a struggling Red Wings team posting a 4-2 record in eight games played. He has a very respectable .910 SV% and a 2.74 GAA.

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Sam Gagner had an assist and five shots on goal during Detroit's 4-1 win versus Florida. He played 15:18 minutes in the win.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first point for the Red Wings this season in seven games played. Gagner is mostly relegated to third or fourth line duty with the Red Wings and has not posted a 10 goal season since 2017-18 with Vancouver.

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Givani Smith scored a goal, and also had an assist and a fight completing the Gordie Howe Hat Trick during Detroit's 4-1 win versus Florida.

Fantasy Impact: It was Smith's first goal of the season, to go along with three assists in six games played. In his limited ice time, he does bring the lineup some much-needed energy but needs to have a consistent role and ice time to become fantasy relevent.

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Anthony Mantha was a healthy scratch during the Red Wings 4-1 win versus Florida.

Fantasy Impact: Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill apparently had enough of Mantha's inconsistent play and held him out of the lineup against the Florida Panthers on Sunday. Mantha did score in three consecutive games prior to going scoreless Friday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 12 games this season Mantha has four goals and three assists with a team-worst minus-eight rating.

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Ryan scored a goal and had three shots on net during Detroit's 3-2 overtime win versus Columbus. He also had one block in 14:29 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: With the goal, Ryan is the first player in Red Wing history to score four goals in his first three games. He has been quite a pickup for Detroit this season after signing a one-year contract after being bought out by the Ottawa Senators. While the Red Wings may not be a playoff contender they are an improved team from last season and Ryan should be in your lineups as often as possible.

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Valtteri Filppula scored the lone Red Wings’ goal in their 4-1 loss to the Devils on Tuesday. He was a minus one with one goal on three SOG in 16:51 of ice-time. Filppula now has six goals and 15 assists in 64 games this season.

Fantasy Impact: Filppula is in a chase with former teammate Andreas Athanasiou for leagues worst plus/minus. Filppula now must be the favorite going forward because he is still a Red Wing. His -41 is still better than Athanasiou’s -43.

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Andreas Athanasiou was traded to the Edminton Oilers for two second round picks. (Source: Darren Dreger on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Athanasiou is a very fast skater and can create space quickly. His effort is often in question and his role is unknown currently. If Atanasiou can get a top two-line spot, he may be worth an add. It is hard to imagine this but is possible. He should be added to all watchlists.

Category: Transactions


Mike Green dealt to the Oilers

Mon, Feb 24th 10:20am EST
By Douglas Roth

Mike Green was traded to the Oilers for Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick. (Source: Detroit Red Wings on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Green was a very good offensive defenseman in his prime. That was years ago. He still has a good shot and could see some time on one of the league’s best power-play units. He is worth putting on the watchlist and swopping up if he gets first line power-play minutes.

Category: Transactions


Jimmy Howard allowed four goals before being pulled in the second period in the Red Wings' 5-1 loss to the Penguins on Sunday. He saved 12-16 shots against. Howard dropped his record to 2-22-2 with a 4.08 GAA and a .886 SV%.

Fantasy Impact: If You own Howard you are either a masochist or have not been looking at your team all year. His play has to be some of the worst goalie play the NHL has seen in sometime.

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Darren Helm scores again

Sat, Feb 15th 10:21pm EST
By Douglas Roth

Darren Helm scored a shorthanded goal in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He was a plus one with one goal, one SHG and three SOG in 15:17 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Helm now has three goals in his last three games. This is a nice story but nothing else. Leave him on the waiver wire. Helm has nine goals and six assists thru 57 games.

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Brendan Perlini scored the opening goal in the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Bruins on Sunday. He had one goal on one SOG in 12:22 of ice-time.

Fantasy Impact: Perlini was a top 15 pick in the 2014 NHL draft. He has been a disappointment in his career thus far. It does not seem that he will ever live up to those expectations.

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Calvin Pickard allowed five goals in the Red Wings’ 8-2 loss to the Islanders on Tuesday. He saved 14-19 shots against while taking a no decision.

Fantasy Impact: Pickard could take over the starting goalie spot for the Red Wings but that is because he is the only one on the team under the age of 30. Even if he did take the job, he could be a speculative add but is unstart able at this time.

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