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Trending: Rasmussen nets overtime winner against Penguins

Cholowski collects two assists in team's first preseason game

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- It's not exactly what you want, to have your first preseason game after a hard, competitive training camp go into overtime.

At least it didn't last long for the Detroit Red Wings as Michael Rasmussen scored at 1:32 of overtime to give the Wings a 3-2 exhibition victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Notes: Veleno getting an opportunity this preaseason

Ehn also quietly impressing people during prospect tournament and camp

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

DETROIT -- While many people in the Red Wings organization were highly impressed with Joe Veleno during the prospects tournament, coach Jeff Blashill needed a little more convincing.

Veleno, the Wings' first-round pick, 30th overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, was tied for second in scoring in the prospect tournament with seven points.

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10th annual MotorCity Casino Hotel Charity Poker Tournament on sale now

Only 108 spots available for Texas Hold 'Em tournament against current Red Wings players and alumni taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at MotorCity Casino Hotel

by Kevin Brown /

Grand-prize winner receives $5,000 cash


DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today announced that tickets are now on sale for the 10th annual MotorCity Casino Hotel's annual Red Wings Charity Poker Tournament benefiting the Detroit Red Wings Foundation. Set for Wednesday, Nov. 7 at MotorCity Casino Hotel, the charity poker tournament will give fans an opportunity to go head-to-head with Red Wings players and alumni in a game of Texas Hold 'Em with a grand prize of $5,000 cash to the tournament winner. Only 108 spots are available for this exclusive tournament. Fans can reserve a seat by making a $400 donation to the Red Wings Foundation.

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Notes: Blashill makes his point

After five days of intensity, Wings know jobs are available

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

TRAVERSE CITY -- If any Red Wings players didn't receive the message that the roster was wide open, they certainly did after the first five days of training camp at Centre Ice Arena.

In what can only be described as agony on ice, the Red Wings were put through a rigorous on and off-ice regimen, which left players exhausted, but aware this is a transitional year in Detroit.

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Notes: Howard eager to start the preseason

Blashill seeking a 50-30 split in starts for his goaltending duo

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

TRAVERSE CITY -- It was an eventful offseason for Red Wings starting goalie Jimmy Howard.

Howard became a father for the third time, welcoming his first daughter into the family. He was beaming all summer after Olivia's birth, admitting she instantly became daddy's little girl.

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Notes: Mantha enjoys playing with Larkin, Bertuzzi

Veleno able to play in Red and White Game; congratulations to Abdelkader

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

TRAVERSE CITY -- Anthony Mantha didn't let a little setback ruin his summer.

While training, Mantha tweaked his knee. He had an MRI, which revealed no structural damage.

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Red Wings reduce training camp roster by 10

Sixty-one players remain in Traverse City for final two days of camp

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Zach Gallant and Brady Gilmour and defensemen Cole Fraser, Jared McIsaac, Alec Regula and Reilly Webb to their respective major junior teams. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Pavel Gogolev, Maxim Golod and Nicolas Guay and goaltender Justin Fazio from their amateur tryouts.

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Trending: Competitive camp leads to exciting Red and White Game

Helm scores twice; Svechnikov, Ehn, Athanasiou and Zadina also tally

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

TRAVERSE CITY -- In previous years, the Red & White Game was a fun scrimmage but nothing outrageously competitive.

That was because there were very few spots available on the Detroit Red Wings.

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Notes: Athanasiou embraces playing center

Zadina to play on a line with him and Vanek in the Red and White game

by Dana Wakiji and Arthur J. Regner @Dwakiji and @ArthurJRegner /

TRAVERSE CITY - If the Red Wings are going to be able to improve in the absence of captain Henrik Zetterberg, one player who has a chance to make a big difference is Andreas Athanasiou.

Athanasiou, 24, signed a two-year, $6 million contract this past summer and comes into camp ready to take on a bigger role.

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Notes: Reality sets in on first day of training camp

Players fondly recall Detroit's captain, but are focused on competing for jobs

by Arthur J. Regner and Dana Wakiji @ArthurJRegner and @Dwakiji /

TRAVERSE CITY -- As the news of captain Henrik Zetterberg's future began to circulate on the first day of training camp, a pall of sadness could be felt inside Centre Ice Arena.

But on the ice, the players were focused on a grueling practice and scrimmage as the work began to determine who makes the roster of the 2018-19 Detroit Red Wings.

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