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Face-off rule enforcement haunts Wings

In first two preseason games, Detroit has taken four minor penalties in the face-off circle

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg may not have played a preseason game yet, but he has plenty to say about the NHL's decision to strictly enforce the league's face-off rule.   

That's because in their first two preseason games, against the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit has been issued a bench minor penalty for delay of the game - face-off violation, a total of four times, two in each game.

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Notes: Ericsson looking forward to first game since February

Martin Frk will get an excellent opportunity this preseason, PA Parenteau as well

by Dana Wakiji and Art Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - It's probably the most anticipated exhibition game for Jonathan Ericsson since he was a rookie.

The veteran Red Wings defenseman will be playing in his first game since Feb. 9, when he suffered a broken wrist on a hit by Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom.

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Trending: Power play shows signs of life against Pittsburgh

Red Wings notch three power play goals in 6-5 overtime loss versus Penguins

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner / DetroitRedWings.com

PITTSBURGH -- In a back and forth affair, the Red Wings dropped a 6-5 overtime decision to the Penguins Wednesday night in Pittsburgh.

Gustav Nyquist scored twice with Darren Helm, Ben Street, and Matt Lorito each scoring a goal for Detroit.

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Notes: Frans Nielsen feels at home with Wings, at Little Caesars

Evgeny Svechnikov looking to send a message this preseason

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - So far, this preseason is shaping up to be a great one for Frans Nielsen.

Not only are the Wings in their swanky new digs at Little Caesars Arena, Nielsen is feeling far more at home in Detroit than he did a season ago.

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Red Wings announce Joe Louis Arena melted ice vials on sale now

Commemorate the "Farewell Season at The Joe" by purchasing melted ice from the historic arena; Proceeds benefit the Detroit Red Wings Foundation

by Alex DiFilippo / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced that Joe Louis Arena melted ice vials are now on sale. Fans can purchase the limited-edition vials of melted ice that the Red Wings skated on during the "Farewell Season at The Joe" as the team prepares for the 2017-18 season at the state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena. 

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Detroit sends Smith to Guelph

Preseason roster down to 60

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Givani Smith to the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm.

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Notes: Red Wings hold first official practice at Little Caesars Arena

Rasmussen and Cholowski excited for first NHL exhibition game in Boston

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings held their first official practice at the BELFOR Training Center at Little Caesars Arena Tuesday.

Only the players traveling to Boston for the first exhibition game against the Bruins were on the ice.

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Notes: Team White rallies for victory over Team Red

Prospect Dennis Cholowski makes good impression in prospects tournament and training camp

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY - The Red Wings wrapped up training camp in Traverse City with the annual Red-White Game at Centre ICE Arena Monday.

It was a high-spirited affair in which Team White rallied from a 3-0 deficit for a 5-4 victory over Team Red.

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Red Wings trim roster by 13

Sixty-one players set to head to Detroit for start of 2017-18 preseason

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Zach Gallant, Brady Gilmour and Lane Zablocki and defensemen Cole Fraser, Jordan Sambrook and Reilly Webb to their respective major junior teams. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Oliver Castleman, Isaac Johnson, Sean Josling and Luke Kutkevicius, defensemen Marcus Crawford and Evan Fiala and goaltender Corbin Boes from their amateur tryouts.

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Tatar's focused on having a career year

With a new contract in tow and a healthy shoulder, veteran winger poised to produce big numbers

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

Traverse City -- For the past few years, several Red Wings forwards have lacked consistency offensively. It has been feast or famine for many of the men in the red and white. 

One player that has managed to buck that trend is winger Tomas Tatar.

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