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Notebook: Abdelkader, Mrazek return; Nosek skates

Blashill pleased with team's performance in Boston

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Red Wings are starting to get their World Cup players back.

After skating on their own after the team's morning skate Wednesday, Justin Abdelkader and Petr Mrazek took part in a full practice at Joe Louis Arena Thursday.

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Notebook: Mantha bigger; lineups for Boston

Abdelkader, Mrazek return; Hronek expected to play Friday

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. - Bigger is better.

At least that's the way Anthony Mantha operated this past summer.

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Trending: Callahan, Howard, Coreau, Svechnikov

First preseason game is a 4-2 victory over the Penguins

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

1. Mitch Callahan: Callahan, 25, is not going to make the Red Wings this season but that doesn't mean he can't have a good game this preseason. 

Callahan, playing on a line with center Matt Lorito and Eric Tangradi, scored the first two goals of the game, the first on the power play at 11:35 of the first, and the second even-strength going to the net at 1:45 of the second. 

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Red Wings release Kirwan from amateur tryout

Camp Roster Reduced to 55; Red Wings Host Penguins Tonight in Preseason Opener

by Kyle Kujawa /


DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today released forward Luke Kirwan from his amateur tryout. Kirwan will return to the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds.

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Notebook: Svechnikov's family nearby; lineup for Pens

Zetterberg, Kronwall, Pulkkinen still working their way back from injuries

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - If you can't be at home, sometimes home can come to you.

That's the case this season for Evgeny Svechnikov, who will be playing with the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins this season.

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Red Wings to wear commemorative patch in honor of #9

Commemorative patch to be worn for all home and road games this season

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced that the team will wear a commemorative patch on their jerseys for the duration of the 2016-17 regular season in honor of "Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe, who passed away in June at the age of 88.

The Red Wings will wear the commemorative "9" patch above the logo on the front of the jersey on the left side of the chest for all home and road games this season, starting with the Season Opener on Thursday, Oct. 13 against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. The Red Wings will wear a white "9" patch on the red home jerseys and a red "9" patch on the white road jerseys.

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Coreau, Larkin, Mantha shine in Red-White Game

Tatar, Nielsen and Vanek advance to World Cup Finals with Team Europe

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Red-White game couldn't have gone much better for Jared Coreau.

Red Wings fans were treated to a fast-paced, high-scoring scrimmage as the team concluded training camp.

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DeKeyser's Drive

Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser has gone from an undrafted college signee to an elite, No. 1 blueliner in Detroit in under four years

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter /

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- It was a life-changing summer for Danny DeKeyser.

The Red Wings defenseman signed a six-year, $30 million contract on July 26, got married September 3, helped start his own apparel line and now, he's come into training camp ready be a No. 1 blueliner and a leader in the Wings' locker room.

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Notebook: Ott hopes to contribute on and off the ice

Veteran foward wants to lead by example and make it difficult on opponents

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - On the ice, Steve Ott is considered highly annoying by opponents but off the ice, he's just the guy you want as your teammate.

The Red Wings signed Ott on July 1. For a guy who grew up across the river in Windsor, it's been a dream come true.

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Red Wings send seven back to juniors

Camp Roster Reduced to 56; Preseason Begins Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Jordan Sambrook to the Ontario Hockey League's Erie Otters and released six players from tryout agreements, who will all return to their respective major junior teams: forwards Justin Brazeau, Luke Coleman and Jeff de Wit; defenseman Dylan Coghlan; and goaltenders Stephen Dhillon and Connor Hicks.

The Red Wings' roster stands at 56 players - with another six World Cup of Hockey participants slated to rejoin the team early this week - as training camp wraps up with tomorrow's Red & White Game at 12 p.m. at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich. Detroit's preseason schedule begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27 when the Red Wings welcome the defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins to Joe Louis Arena.

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