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Quick Hits: Kyle Quincey Nearing Return; L.A. Kings Trade For Andrej Sekera

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Red Wings News

Red Wings' Kyle Quincey cleared to practice, return soon; ankle surgery can wait until off-season | MLive.com
Quincey will delay surgery for removing bone chips in his ankle until after the season. Or, rather, until after the Wings have won the Stanley Cup.

Red Wings' Gustavsson shows he's sharp, when healthy | The Detroit News
Ever since he joined the Red Wings, Gustavsson has dealt with injuries. But, when he has been playing, he has been overall really good. Wherever he ends up next season, I hope that he can remain healthy and show that he is actually a pretty good goaltender.

Detroit Red Wings Q&A: Kyle Quincey on return to minors, Three Stooges, club's lack of a Moe | MLive.com
When Quincey is retired he said that he wants to work in the music business. Maybe he could collaborate with Darren McCarty.

NHL News

Los Angeles Kings trade for defenseman Andrej Sekera - Jewels From The Crown
A possible Wings' target at the trade deadline is now off of the market. The Kings paid a hefty price for Sekera (conditional first-round draft pick and a decent prospect), and have now set the price for defensemen. If the Oilers were asking for Ryan Sproul and a conditional first-round draft pick for Jeff Petry, would you make that trade?

Patrick Kane out 12 weeks; how will Chicago Blackhawks cope? | Puck Daddy
Twelve weeks is a long time. But the Blackhawks should be able to cope. This does mean that the Blackhawks will enter the market for forwards, such as Jaromir Jagr, a player who I would like the Wings to consider trading for.

Trade: ‘Canes send Tlusty to Jets | ProHockeyTalk
The Jets have added another piece to their playoff push. The Jets sent the Hurricanes a third-round draft pick in next year's draft and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in this year's draft in return for Tlusty.

THN Trade Deadline preview: Metropolitan Division | The Hockey News
The Blue Jackets may be looking to move defenseman James Wisniewski. I am unsure that I would want the Wings to pursue him, as I expect his price tag to be too high, but he is an intriguing target to take a look at.

There were some significant developments in the NHL-to-Seattle movement today | ProHockeyTalk
It just seems inevitable at this point that Seattle and Las Vegas will be home to NHL franchises in the near future.

Report: Ex-NHLer Eric Lindros files lawsuit against former NHL referee - CBSSports.com
Lindros is suing former referee Paul Stewart for defamation of character.

Buffalo's Michal Neuvirth fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment | Puck Daddy
Neuvirth is the first goaltender to be fined by the NHL for diving.

30 Thoughts: Flames face deadline crossroads - Sportsnet.ca
An interesting thought from Elliotte Friedman yesterday: Dion Phaneuf for Stephen Weiss and Jakub Kindl. Yes, please.

Kings sign Clifford to five-year, $8 million extension | ProHockeyTalk
The Kings have extended the depth forward for the next five years. A pretty good deal for a decent contributor. Clifford has ten points in 57 games this season.

Maple Leafs trade F Winnik to Penguins | TSN
Another trade happened yesterday with the Leafs sending Daniel Winnik to the Penguins for a pair of draft picks and prospect Zach Sill.

Let's Go Red Wings!