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Notes: Now it's Hirose turn to play in his hometown

Wings missing DeKeyser, Nemeth and Erne in practice; power-play units changed a bit

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

CALGARY -- First it was Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski who got to play in his hometown of Vancouver on Tuesday. Now Taro Hirose gets a turn.

Although Hirose played in 10 games last season for the Wings after signing as a free agent out of Michigan State, none of those 10 games were played in his hometown of Calgary.

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Trending: Fast start does not last as Wings fall to Canucks, 5-1

Vancouver wins special teams battle as Detroit struggles

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

VANCOUVER -- It was a great first shift for the Detroit Red Wings but not a lot went right after that.

Dylan Larkin scored 30 seconds into the game but it was all Vancouver after that as the Canucks earned a 5-1 victory at Rogers Arena Tuesday night.

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DeKeyser a late scratch in Vancouver

Daley comes off injured reserve, takes DeKeyser's spot in lineup

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

VANCOUVER -- It was an inauspicious sign during the Red Wings morning skate in Vancouver. 

About 17 minutes in, defenseman Danny DeKeyser left the ice early with athletic trainer Piet Van Zant close behind.

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Notes: Cholowski excited to play in hometown

Vancouver's Hughes looking forward to playing against his friend, Larkin

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

VANCOUVER -- This moment has been a long time coming for Detroit Red Wings defenseman Dennis Cholowski.

Tuesday night will be the first time Cholowski plays in the arena where his family once had season tickets against his hometown team, the Vancouver Canucks.

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Detroit assigns Svechnikov to Grand Rapids

Nielsen and Daley removed from injured reserve

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and removed center Frans Nielsen and defenseman Trevor Daley from injured reserve.

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Detroit Red Wings introduce "Hockeytown Concert Nights" series

Exclusive pre-game concert and specially themed giveaways available for 80s Night, Country Night, Grateful Dead Night and 90s Night group ticket purchasers @NHLdotcom

Who wants to dance?! Loyal hockey and music fans will have the unique opportunity to enjoy exclusive live music prior to four Detroit Red Wings games at Little Caesars Arena this season through the inaugural "Hockeytown Concert Series" presented by Jack Daniel's. Tickets are now available for 80s Night, Country Night, Grateful Dead Night and 90s Night, featuring a private pre-game concert and specially themed giveaways for theme night ticket purchasers.

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Notes: Biega may make Detroit debut against former team

Nielsen, Daley and Ericsson all practice; Good news for Devellano

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji /

VANCOUVER -- It was just a little over a week ago that Detroit Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega was a member of the Vancouver Canucks.

After the Wings' 4-3 home-opening victory over the Dallas Stars Oct. 6, the team announced they had traded forward David Pope to the Canucks for Biega.

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Jim Devellano undergoes successful surgery to remove benign brain tumor

by Todd Beam /

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano underwent successful surgery today to remove a non-cancerous brain tumor. The procedure was performed by Dr. Vittorio Morreale. Devellano is currently resting comfortably in his hospital room. He is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.

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On the Wings of Tomorrow

Wings prospects discover there's a lot to learn in becoming an NHL player; Mastrosimone scores; Gylander unbeaten and more in the October prospects report

by Bob Duff @asktheduffer / Special to

The team bus of the Windsor Spitfires was winding its way home along the highway following a game in Kingston. As some of the players moved around the bus shirtless, they flexed, obviously proud of their athletic physiques.

Tom Webster, Windsor's coach at the time, could only chuckle at their misplaced pride.

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Trending: Red Wings stymied by Maple Leafs, 5-2

Toronto's tenacity bottles up Detroit

by Arthur J. Regner @ArthurJRegner /

DETROIT -- It was a tight checking hockey game where time and space were at a premium.

The Red Wings and the Maple Leafs battled toe-to-toe for most of the night, but in the end, it was Toronto's aggressive checking at both ends of the rink which proved to be the difference in the Leafs' 5-2 victory over the Wings Saturday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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