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Red Wings will have four prospects in Canada Russia Series

Team Canada will use the series to help select team for world junior team

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TORONTO - When the 2017 CIBC Canada Russia Series takes place next month, the Red Wings will be well-represented.

Team Canada has used this series for the past 14 years as part of its evaluation process in choosing a team for the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship,, which will take place in Buffalo, New York, from Dec. 26, 2017 to Jan. 5, 2018.

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Trending: Wings fight back but can't overcome Leafs' offense

Jonathan Ericsson and Tomas Tatar score their first goals of the season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TORONTO - The Red Wings started out fine but it was the Maple Leafs who were finding the back of the net.

Nazem Kadri beat Jimmy Howard at 5:56 of the first on Toronto's first shot of the game and Zach Hyman followed that with a goal at 6:39 on the Leafs' second shot.

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Notes: DeKeyser back on the ice, still needs some time

Wings hope to make offensively gifted Maple Leafs play defense

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

TORONTO - The good news is Danny DeKeyser is skating again.

The bad news is he will still need some time before he's ready to play.

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For Red Wings, Zetterberg is one for the ages

Detroit veteran uses skills, smarts to continue dominance

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

DETROIT -- A year ago, early in Auston Matthews' rookie season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock showed Matthews video of Henrik Zetterberg. Babcock had coached Zetterberg for 10 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings and used him as an example of how to play center in the NHL.

"I heard some rumors about it, but I don't really see the comparison between me and him," Zetterberg said with a laugh Tuesday. "He's way taller, stronger, faster, more skilled than me, so …"

So, what will Zetterberg do when the Red Wings play the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre on Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; SN360, SN1, TVA Sports, FS-D+, NHL.TV)?

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Notes: Larkin's ice time soars

Young center logs 24:33 against Lightning, most ice time of his career

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT--Whenever Dylan Larkin's name is brought up to anyone that has been associated with him during his days as a hockey player, three words are always mentioned: desire, drive and determination.

Larkin has always been characterized as an individual with laser focus and a near supernatural work ethic, which makes him a cut above most players he competes against.

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Trending: Lightning get better of Wings due to special teams

Justin Abdelkader gets first penalty shot goal at Little Caesars Arena

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings got the start they wanted but in the end, the Tampa Bay Lightning prevailed.

Nikita Kucherov, who has scored in every game this season, had two goals, one on the power play, and Tyler Johnson one, a shorthanded tally, as the Lightning won the special teams battle for a 3-2 victory at Little Caesars Arena Monday night.

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Oakland U. explores possibility of Division I hockey

Golden Grizzles would add men's and women's programs to the ranks of Division I

by Arthur J. Regner @arthurjregner / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Michigan has seven universities competing at the Division I level in men's ice hockey and zero women's programs, but that soon may change.

Monday at Little Caesars Arena, officials from Oakland University, the NHL, the NHLPA, and the Red Wings announced Oakland is the second university in the U.S. to be evaluated for the possibility of adding NCAA Division I hockey to their men's and women's varsity sports programs.

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Oakland University to receive funding for NCAA feasibility study

by NHL.com / NHL.com

DETROIT (Oct. 16, 2017) - The National Hockey League, National Hockey League Players' Association and Detroit Red Wings announced today that Oakland University will be the second U.S. collegiate institution to be evaluated for the possible addition of NCAA Division I men's and women's hockey programs. In June, the University of Illinois was the first of five schools announced to take part in the NCAA Feasibility Study.

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Notes: 4-1 Wings expect tough game from 4-1 Lightning

Mantha working to establish himself as elite NHL forward

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

DETROIT - It's time to renew the rivalry.

The 4-1 Red Wings welcome the 4-1 Tampa Bay Lightning to Little Caesars Arena tonight and expect to have their hands full, like always.

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Notes: Wings mostly pleased but still looking to get better

Team's penalty kill currently third in the league behind Ottawa and Los Angeles

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - So far, so good but there is still plenty of work to be done.

That is the general assessment of the Red Wings, who are 4-1-0 after the first 10 days of regular-season play.

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