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Notes: Abdelkader returns to lineup as Ott hits 800

Wings have had success in St. Louis but it's never an easy game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

ST. LOUIS - Justin Abdelkader pronounced himself ready to go after Thursday's morning skate at St. Louis' Scottrade Center.


"Took some line rushes so feeling good," Abdelkader said. "It feels like a lot longer but only two games, so feel good now. So hopefully past it."

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Annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night

Fans encouraged to wear lavender on Saturday to support Cancer Awareness as Red Wings take on Boston Bruins at 7:00 p.m. at The Joe

by Alex DiFilippo /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have joined forces with the American Cancer Society to host the club's annual Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Red Wings square off against the Boston Bruins at 7:00 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (FOX Sports Detroit & 97.1 The Ticket). Red Wings fans attending Saturday's game are encouraged to wear lavender to help support cancer awareness.

More than 60 cancer patients, survivors and caretakers from American Cancer Society will experience the game from the Rehmann Suite Level as guests of captain Henrik Zetterberg, defenseman Brendan Smith and the Red Wings. Additionally, all fans attending Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night at Joe Louis Arena will receive an official "I Fight For" rally towel, courtesy of the Detroit Red Wings.

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Notes: Ott ready to face former team in St. Louis

Justin Abdelkader skates but status remains up in the air

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Steve Ott has been through this before but it's always a little strange facing your former team for the first time.


Ott spent the last three seasons with the St. Louis Blues, the Red Wings' opponent Thursday night. 

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Trending: Larkin scores two on his bobblehead night

Wings have won five straight, including all four home games

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Red Wings continued their hot play at home, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The Wings have now won five in a row, their longest winning streak since winning six in a row from Jan. 13-27, 2015.

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Notes: Frk reunites with Nestrasil; Abdelkader out

Larkin, teammates react to Larkin bobblehead

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Having a close friend on your team is invaluable, especially when that friend has been through the same situation as you. 

That is what Martin Frk has in Andrej Nestrasil. 

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Red Wings visit their new home

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Detroit Red Wings players and coaches visited with crew working to build Little Caesars Arena and got a first-hand view of the construction progress on their future home today. Little Caesars Arena will open in less than a year and be ready for action at the start of the next NHL season. Little Caesars Arena is a multi-faceted, state-of-the art venue for sports, concerts and other events and is a centerpiece of The District Detroit development.

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Notes: Green named NHL third star; Ericsson's start

Justin Abdelkader does not practice but still might play Tuesday against Carolina

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Red Wings defenseman Mike Green had a very good week last week and the NHL recognized that.

Green, 31, was named the league's third star after scoring his first career hat trick in the home opener against the Ottawa Senators and collecting two more assists as the Wings went 4-0-0.

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Trending: Nyquist nets two in 3-0 shutout of Sharks

Howard gets 23rd career shutout with 30 saves; Athanasiou replaces Abdelkader in lineup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - Sometimes teams drag a bit when they're playing in back-to-back games but that wasn't the case for the Red Wings Saturday night.

The Wings carried the play and got another stellar performance from goaltender Jimmy Howard as they shut out the San Jose Sharks, 3-0, for their fourth consecutive victory.

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Notes: Helm and his line clicking; Howard back in net

Nyquist is having a good start to season; Wings leading league in fights

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - When Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill put together the line of Gustav Nyquist, Darren Helm and Thomas Vanek, he was hoping they could produce some offense.

But he never envisioned how quickly they would jell as a unit.

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Trending: Wings win, Larkin drops the gloves

Ryan Sproul gets first career NHL point in second career game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT - The Red Wings and Nashville Predators used to be Central division rivals when the Wings were in the Western Conference.

You'd have thought they still were based on the intensity that the two teams showed Friday night at Joe Louis Arena.

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