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Notes: Hicketts to make NHL debut versus Devils

Glendening and Abdelkader close to returning to lineup

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- During the preseason, defenseman Joe Hicketts left a favorable impression with Red Wings management and Detroit's rabid fans.

The Wings called up Hicketts, 21, on Sunday from Grand Rapids to replace Trevor Daley, who suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Joe Hicketts recalled from Grand Rapids

2017 Calder Cup champion has 42 points in 116 career AHL games

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Joe Hicketts from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

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Trending: Penalty kill struggles in loss to Hurricanes

Wings do get a power-play goal from Tatar

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

DETROIT -- Any hopes the Red Wings had of jumping on the Carolina Hurricanes quickly was dashed early in the first period.

Despite coming off their five-day bye, the Hurricanes got the lead on a power-play goal at 2:57 of the first en route to a 3-1 victory Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Daley leaves game with lower-body injury, 'very questionable' for NJ

Team already missing forwards Glendening, Abdelkader and Helm

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The last thing the Red Wings needed was another injury.

Already missing forwards Luke Glendening (wrist), Justin Abdelkader (lower body) and Darren Helm (lower body), the team lost defenseman Trevor Daley to a lower-body injury Saturday night against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Notes: Wings face Hurricanes coming off their bye and without Aho

Detroit making small lineup change on defense

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Red Wings certainly know what the Carolina Hurricanes are going through.

The Wings were a bit sluggish when they came off of their five-day bye in Pittsburgh Jan. 13, losing 4-1.

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Notes: Wings try out new power-play units in practice

Abdelkader and Helm likely to miss Monday's game in New Jersey and Tuesday's game vs. Philly

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- The Red Wings will sport a different look on the power play when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

During Friday's practice, these were the power play units:

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Up next: Carolina Hurricanes

Red Wings and Hurricanes are battling for their playoff lives

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- When you glance at the Metropolitan Division standings, you'll find the Red Wings' next opponent this Saturday at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m. face-off), the Carolina Hurricanes, are residing in last place.

However, the Hurricanes (20-17-8, 48 points) have more points and victories than Detroit (18-19-7, 43 points).

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Wings fans, players enjoy Toast of Hockeytown at Little Caesars Arena

First-timers and many-timers go behind the scenes at new venue

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- It may have been the 18th annual Toast of Hockeytown but it was the first one at Little Caesars Arena so there was something new even for those who have attended before.

This year the VIP pre-party was held in the Players Club, which is just outside the Red Wings' dressing room.

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Notes: Red Wings aware specialty teams must pick it up

Zetterberg and Bertuzzi skip practice, take a maintenance day

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill has harped on it all season.

"I said in the beginning of the year we need elite specialty teams and I thought for a portion of the year we had that and right now we don't," Blashill reiterated after Thursday's practice at the BEFOR Training Center. "If we want to win games before the All-Star break, we need elite specialty teams."

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Trending: Stars get victory in first visit to Little Caesars Arena

Bertuzzi, Athanasiou record multi-point games for Wings in loss

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

DETROIT -- The Dallas Stars made sure that coach Ken Hitchcock's 1,500th NHL game was a victory.

The Stars came into Little Caesars Arena for the first time Tuesday and left with a 4-2 win, giving them three straight victories over the Red Wings.

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