Quick Hits: Wings' Call Up McCollum; Pavel Datsyuk To Play On Friday?

Red Wings News

Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk returns to practice, hopes to be ready for Friday's game | MLive.com
Yes! We need you back Pavel!

McCollum, Mrazek Swap Places | Grand Rapids Griffins
Tom McCollum has been called up to the Red Wings with Mrazek heading back to Grand Rapids. My guess is that the Wings want Mrazek to play for the Griffins on Wednesday against the Lake Erie Monsters.

Duff: Nyquist doesn’t view himself as goal scorer | Windsor Star
Sidney Crosby is not viewed as a goal scorer either, but he scored over 50 goals once.

Paterson Sets Spirit All-Time Wins Record | OHL.com
Wings' prospect Jake Paterson is doing quite well for himself in the OHL.

Red Wings are trying to solve shootout struggles; some would favor three-on-three overtime | MLive.com
The shootout should only be used as a last resort to decide a game. I am in favor of extending OT periods in order to reduce the amount of shootouts.

NHL News

Giordano, Anderson, and Tarasenko are NHL’s three stars of the week | ProHockeyTalk
Mark Giordano, and the Calgary Flames in general, has been quite the surprise so far this season.

Look at this Goal of the Year candidate from Seth Griffith - SBNation.com
If you ask me, it was a good goal, but, nothing incredible.

Video: Preds’ Stalberg hit knee-on-knee during AHL conditioning stint, out 4-6 weeks | ProHockeyTalk

That's terrible luck. Does it not remind you of a certain Wings' player?

LA Kings to sign Jamie McBain to help depleted blueline | Puck Daddy
The Kings did not have enough cap space to call any players up from the AHL, so they had to turn to McBain for help.

Statistically Speaking: Crosby in a league of his own | TSN
Say what you will about Crosby as a person, but, he is a really good hockey player.

Video: Jagr ties Gartner for sixth all-time in goals | ProHockeyTalk
Jaromir Jagr has now scored 708 NHL goals in his career.

Maple Leafs fan takes amazing penalty box selfie with Phil Kessel - SBNation.com
A selfie with the guy who tests new cereal for General Mills.

Let's Go Red Wings!