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Notes: Vanek, Larkin out; Jurco returns to lineup

Drew Miller clears waivers, loaned to Grand Rapids but could return quickly

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - One step forward, two steps back.

That's what the Red Wings seem to be dealing with when it comes to injuries this season.

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Trending: Wings, Coreau can't corral Rangers in OT

Henrik Lundqvist makes 21 saves for 61st career shutout, 20th win of season

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The 3-on-3 overtime format is exciting but it also means each side is going to have great opportunities.

The New York Rangers took advantage of theirs when J.T. Miller and Mats Zuccarello had a 2-on-0 breakaway and Miller buried the puck on the open side of the net at 1:56 of overtime for a 1-0 victory.

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Vanek leaves after first period, will not return

Niklas Kronwall returned after missing eight games with a groin injury

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Just as the Red Wings were getting players back, they lose another one.

At the end of the first period, Thomas Vanek went down after appearing to be hit by a shot from teammate Andreas Athanasiou.

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Notes: Niklas Kronwall returns against Rangers

Detroit and New York are playing for the first time since Oct. 19

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings get a little more healthy as defenseman Niklas Kronwall returns today.

Kronwall, who has been skating regularly with the team, has missed the last eight games with a groin injury. He missed the first 11 games of the season with a chronic knee issue.

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Notes: Darren Helm returns to lineup against Buffalo

Thomas Vanek has seven-game point streak going, has fit in well with Wings

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

As expected, Darren Helm will return to the lineup tonight in Buffalo.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill made it official to reporters in Buffalo after the team's morning skate.

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Notes: Helm ready to return, Kronwall getting close

Brendan Smith practicing with team, aiming for return after All-Star break

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings are about to add some more speed to their lineup.

Darren Helm, who has missed the last 28 games with a dislocated shoulder, is ready to return.

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game recap

Red Wings complete comeback in shootout

Bruins squander three-goal lead; Petr Mrazek wins in relief

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Correspondent

DETROIT -- Petr Mrazek made 23 saves in relief, and the Detroit Red Wings completed a three-goal comeback with a 6-5 shootout win against the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday.

"That's a big two points," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "When you are down 4-1 after the first period, it is not easy to come back in this league. I think this says a lot about our guys."

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Trending: Coreau gets 2nd shutout, Vanek lone goal

Red Wings hold Canadiens to just 18 shots in defensive battle

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Red Wings have not had great success against the Montreal Canadiens of late, especially with Carey Price in goal.

The Wings were 2-5-3 in their last 10 against the Canadiens and 0-1-1 this season, but held them to just 18 shots and got an ugly goal for a 1-0 victory Monday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.

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Notes: Thomas Vanek excelling for Wings this season

Detroit has tough test in Monday matinee with Atlantic Division-leading Montreal

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - Thomas Vanek has very quietly put together a five-game point streak.

Vanek has four goals and four assists in that span.

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Notes: Z celebrates 4th anniversary as Wings captain

Jared Coreau could get opportunity to face Montreal Canadiens and Carey Price

by Dana Wakiji @Dwakiji / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - It was four years ago today that the Red Wings officially named Henrik Zetterberg captain, replacing Nick Lidstrom, who retired following the 2011-12 season.

The 2012-13 season was delayed because of the lockout, which is why the official ceremony happened so late.

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