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By the Numbers: Dylan Larkin

After tough sophomore season, Larkin looks to build on strong performance at world championship

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By The Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Dylan Larkin.

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Tomas Tatar thrilled to remain with the Red Wings

Before arbitrator could issue a ruling, Tatar and the team agree to a four-year contract

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Tomas Tatar always wanted to stay with the Red Wings, the only team he has ever known.

But when the restricted free agent and the team ended up in arbitration after failing to come to an agreement, there was some concern Tatar's time in Detroit would end after this coming season.

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Losing Hossa for season 'heartbreaking' to Blackhawks

'It's too soon' for forward, sidelined by skin disorder, to have to stop playing, Toews says

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Not having forward Marian Hossa this season is affecting the Chicago Blackhawks as much off the ice as it will on it.

"It's heartbreaking what he has to go through when you know it's too soon (to not play again)," captain Jonathan Toews told the Chicago Tribune at the 10th annual Blackhawks Convention on Friday. "He's got a ton left on the table. I could almost see him being one of those [Jaromir] Jagrs that is playing for another six or seven years. It's tough to see."

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Tatar agrees to four-year contract with Red Wings

Forward's deal reportedly has average annual value of $5.3 million

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Forward Tomas Tatar and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms on a four-year contract Friday. It has an average annual value of $5.3 million, according to Sportsnet.

Tatar had an arbitration hearing in Toronto on Thursday but the sides agreed to a contract prior to the arbitrator's ruling.

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By the Numbers: Justin Abdelkader

Injuries cost the veteran forward, who was named alternate captain before the season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on forward Justin Abdelkader.

The season began on a promising note for Justin Abdelkader as coach Jeff Blashill named him an alternate captain, replacing Pavel Datsyuk. Abdelkader is the first Michigan native to serve as an alternate captain or captain for the Red Wings.

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Blackhawks agree to terms with Forsberg and Jurco

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / chicagoblackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with goaltender Anton (AN-tawn) Forsberg (FOHRZ-buhrg) on a two-year contract that runs through the 2018-19 season and a one-year extension with forward Tomas (TAW-muhs) Jurco (YUHR-koh). Jurco's extension runs through the 2017-18 season.

Forsberg, 24, has split the last three seasons between the Columbus Blue Jackets and their American Hockey League affiliates in Cleveland and Springfield. He has appeared in 10 NHL games, posting a 1-8-0 record with a 4.02 GAA and .879 save percentage.

The Harnosand, Sweden, native posted a 27-17-6 record with a 2.28 GAA and a .926 save percentage in 51 games last season with the Cleveland Monsters. He backstopped the Monsters to a Calder Cup Championship in 2016 with a perfect 9-0 record, along with a 1.34 GAA and .949 save percentage during the playoffs. Forsberg has compiled a 73-35-13 record in 126 career AHL games.

Forsberg was acquired by the Blackhawks in a trade with Columbus on June 23. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jackets in the seventh round (188th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft. He was a member of the 2012 World Junior Championship team with his native Sweden.

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Marian Hossa, out for season, 'huge loss' for Blackhawks

Chicago considers options with right wing sidelined by skin disorder

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- How do you replace Marian Hossa?

The Chicago Blackhawks must answer that question after learning Wednesday that the right wing will miss the 2017-18 NHL season with a progressive skin disorder and side effects from medications used to treat it. 

After listening to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville at United Center on Thursday, one thing was clear: Replacing Hossa will not be easy, on or off the ice.

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Marian Hossa unable to play for Blackhawks next season

Forward sidelined by progressive skin disorder, side effects of medication

by Brian Hedger / NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will not play next season because of a progressive skin disorder and side effects of medication to treat it.

Hossa, 38, has experienced allergic reactions to his equipment, Sportsnet reported Tuesday.

Hossa said he has been undergoing treatment for the disorder under the supervision of the Blackhawks medical staff for the past few years, but the side effects, and his reaction to them, made it impossible for him to play in what would have been his 20th NHL season in 2017-18.

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By the Numbers: Nick Jensen

Steady defenseman finally got his chance this past season due to so many injuries

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

By the Numbers will highlight the Red Wings on-ice accomplishments in the 2016-17 season. Each week during the off-season, By The Numbers will profile a different player on the team, focusing on their statistical highs. This week we focus on defenseman Nick Jensen.

The rash of injuries the Wings had this past season turned out to benefit Jensen.

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1997 Redraft: Joe Thornton of Sharks remains No. 1

Marian Hossa, Brian Campbell of Blackhawks climb into top five

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com will take a look back at the NHL drafts from five, 10 and 20 years ago this week, leading to the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center in Chicago. How would a redo of those drafts look today?

For the past 12 seasons, the San Jose Sharks have been the biggest winner of the 1997 NHL Draft, which was held at Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

They selected forward Patrick Marleau at No. 2, and on Nov. 30, 2005, they acquired Joe Thornton, the No. 1 pick, in a trade with the Boston Bruins.

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