Quick Hits: Tomas Jurco Returning Tonight?

Red Wings News

Red Wings' Tomas Jurco expected back Thursday; Mike Babcock wants more attention to details | MLive.com
A productive Jurco would be a huge addition to the team. But, his play was mediocre during the first half of the season. Hopefully he can turn it up a gear during this upcoming stretch.

Son says Gordie Howe’s improvement dramatic after stem cell treatment | The Windsor Star
Some more information on Howe's treatment and recovery.

Red Wings' Stephen Weiss snaps scoring slump, gets first win against former Florida team | MLive.com
Hopefully Weiss can maintain his play from the Panthers' game over the next couple of weeks.

Red Wings' success marred by poor penalty kill | The Detroit News
If the Wings can fix some of their PK issues, they will be golden.

NHL News

Can the Kings produce another royal second half? | Puck Daddy
Or has the King lost its crown?

Milwaukee has a plan to build a new arena — could an NHL team move in? | ProHockeyTalk
Unless the NHL plans on expanding to 34 teams, or if a relocation were to happen, then I do not see Milwaukee having an NHL team in the near future.

World Cup of Hockey 2016: Projecting the North American Youngstars | The Hockey News
As things are going right now, Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin may both have a chance to play in the tournament. Although, Larkin's chances are slim if he does not play for the Wings next season.

Sabres GM: NHL trade market 'very, very quiet' - Sportsnet.ca
If you lowered your asking price for Tyler Myers, the market would not be as silent as it currently is.

Wild’s Charlie Coyle scores on breakaway – from behind the goal line | For The Win
Not bad. Not bad at all.

AHL to make ‘major announcement’ tomorrow; will be about new California division | ProHockeyTalk
It makes very little sense for a team in California to have its AHL team on the East Coast, which is currently the case in the AHL. The new alignment of teams in the league makes complete sense.

Why Patrice Bergeron is the NHL’s most underrated superstar | The Hockey News
I still regard John Tavares as the most underrated player in the league.

Sabres lift Nikita Zadorov's suspension after travel mishap - CBSSports.com
Zadorov was initially suspended for not returning to the Sabres on time after the All-Star break.

NHL.com adding Corsi, Fenwick, enhanced stats next month | Puck Daddy
For those who actively use these stats, this will not make a difference. But for the casual fans who are just getting into the game, this is a good way to introduce them to advanced stats.

Report: Calgary talking Richards trade with L.A. - Sportsnet.ca
One benefit of trading for Richards compared to claiming him off of waivers is that the Flames can make the Kings retain some of his salary.

Let's Go Red Wings!