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Detroit Red Wings’ Filip Zadina injury update: Here is the latest | Freep

Coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday that Zadina is still two to three weeks from possibly reappearing in the lineup. He hasn’t played since Feb. 1, the day after he suffered a lower-body injury vs. the New York Rangers.

“He’d need a week, probably, once he gets skating again,” Blashill said. “But I would say he’s at least a week, if not two weeks away from being able to skate.”

This sucks. I miss Filip Zadina.

Changing the Game: Hockeytown’s Next Generation | DetroitRedWings.com

The Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Red Wings Foundation, NHL and NHLPA introduce the Detroit Red Wings “Learn, Play, Score” platform. Rooted in a commitment to building confidence and character, promoting positive values, and imparting enduring life skills, thousands of youth across the city of Detroit will have the unique opportunity to participate in this unique new platform.


Two great posts yesterday right here at WIIM:

Here are some options the Red Wings may have at the NHL Trade Deadline

Kyle broke down Steve Yzerman’s options the next few days.

Red and White Sweaters: Where We Are And Where We Could/Should Be going

And Jay crushed it with his write up about Red Wings jerseys.

Around the League

Analyzing the best goal scorers available at the 2020 NHL trade deadline | Sportsnet

Andreas Athanasiou, Detroit Red Wings

He hasn’t scored a ton of goals this season, partly because he’s been among the league’s unluckiest players at both ends of the ice, but Athanasiou is a middle-six goal scorer who could really push a team over the edge if they can properly insulate him.

Some info on Athanasiou in this one.