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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 / DetroitRedWings.com

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 / DetroitRedWings.com

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 / DetroitRedWings.com

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 / DetroitRedWings.com

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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The Road to Recovery

Wings forward Drew Miller is excited to return to the lineup after missing most of the 2015-16 season

by Josh Berenter @JBerenter / Detroit Red Wings

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - After nine years in the NHL, Drew Miller had a completely different summer than any he's ever experienced as a hockey player.

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Larkin gets right to work for Wings

Second-year forward will be used at center in preseason and hopefully beyond

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Red Wings have plans for Dylan Larkin so he didn't want to wait to get them started.

Wings coach Jeff Blashill said he wants to try Larkin at center this season after playing him primarily at wing in his rookie year.

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Notebook: Important time for Sproul; Larkin arrives

Wings get visit from special fan; Larkin arrives at camp

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - It was an important day for Ryan Sproul Friday.

The young defenseman signed a two-year contract, the first year a two-way deal at $600,000 and the second year a one-way deal at $650,000.

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Cleary continues to mentor future Red Wings

Veteran forward signed a one-year deal with AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - Daniel Cleary knows his playing career is nearly over but he's committed to helping the next generation of players achieve what he did.

Cleary, who turns 38 in December, signed a one-year contract Friday with the Red Wings' AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

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