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Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk out next two games with 'lower-body ache,' as linemate Darren Helm returns | MLive.com
Not good news for Pavel Datsyuk or the Red Wings. The only sliver of good news here is that his injury appears to be short-term, and with the return of Darren Helm, the Wings should be able to cope without Datsyuk.

Wings send Marchenko to Grand Rapids | ProHockeyTalk
Alexey Marchenko has not played since late February due to an injury, and it was expected that when he was healthy he would be sent down to Grand Rapids.

Red Wings draft pick Dylan Larkin enjoying time at Michigan, not rushing climb to NHL | MLive.com
Mr. Larkin, you need not worry about not rushing to get yourself to the NHL.The Wings will make sure that they ripen you enough.

End of the line looms for Whalers and their fans | Hometown Life
The nice thing about Plymouth is that it is a really convenient city. Whether you are coming from Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, or Lansing, it is right on the way to Detroit. And if you live in Metro Detroit, then it is very close. Not that Flint is a big detour, but I always liked the location of the Whalers.

2015 NHL Prospect Tournament Dates Announced | The Left Wing Lock
The prospect tournament will run between the 11th and 15th of September.

NHL News

Rangers say Lundqvist to return in 7-10 days, ‘probably closer to 10′ | ProHockeyTalk
Henrik Lundqvist has missed over a month's play due to a head injury suffered on January 31st. The Rangers have been doing fine without him, thanks to the play of Cam Talbot, but having Lundqvist back will still be a huge relief for New York.

Anders Lindback resurrects season by sabotaging Buffalo's tanking | Puck Daddy
Could you imagine if the Sabres end up with the third-overall pick in the draft and miss out on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel? Oh boy, that would be amazing.

NHL GMs endorse change to faceoff rule | USA Today
The new rule, if implemented, will make the defensive zone player put his stick on the ice first during faceoffs. The GMs hope that this will lead to more scoring opportunities.

Blues remain best in NHL Power Rankings | TSN
The Wings fell from #8 to #12 in TSN's latest power rankings.

Nazem Kadri suspended four games for head-shot on Matt Fraser | Puck Daddy
A deserved suspension for Kadri. His hit on Fraser was pretty brutal.

Rangers' Alain Vigneault among five coaches worthy of Jack Adams - CBSSports.com
Mike Babcock was ranked second on the list, behind only Vigneault. As good as the Rangers have been this season, the Predators incredible season has to earn Peter Laviolette the Jack Adams this season.

Doan: Arizona’s situation is ‘kind of embarrassing’ | ProHockeyTalk
Wearing your t-shirt inside-out is "kind of embarrassing", playing as poorly as the Coyotes have been doing is downright awful.

Top 30 NHL Draft Prospects: March - Sportsnet.ca
The University of Michigan's Zach Werenski was ranked 10th, with McDavid and Eichel grabbing the top two spots.

Seth Jones broke up a 2-on-1 breakaway with his head - SBNation.com
John Tortorella just applied to coach the Nashville Predators.

Let's Go Red Wings!