Quick Hits: Justin Abdelkader Out Two Weeks

Red Wings News

Report: Wings’ Abdelkader to miss two weeks (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
Could you imagine being angry about losing Abdelkader to injury a few years ago? How the times have changed.

Red Wings prospect Joe Hicketts invited to Team Canada selection camp for World Juniors | MLive.com

Congrats to Mr. Hicketts!

Griffins Host Barons For Brief Home Visit Amid Four-Game Week | Grand Rapids Griffins

The Griffins play the Marlies tonight in Toronto, before taking on the Barons, IceHogs, and Admirals on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist follows breakout season with more of the same, leading team in goals | MLive.com

Nyquist is proving that he was not a one-year-wonder.

Red Wings announce ‘Toys for Tots’ collection for this week’s home games | MiHockey

Bring toys to the Joe if you are going to any of this week's games!

NHL News

NHL still expects ‘healthy rise in the salary cap’ | ProHockeyTalk
By healthy, do you mean half a million dollars? Or, do you mean three million dollars? There's quite a difference. I do not expect the next few months to be any kinder on the Canadian dollar, so the former may be the more likely case.

Quarter-mark NHL awards - Eyes On The Prize

If the Wings keep winning games, I think that Babcock could find himself in Jack Adams talk. But, in usual NHL fashion, Babcock will not win the award.

Devils sign free agent Scott Gomez for second stint with team - CBSSports.com
He's back! Who knows, maybe he can rekindle some of his former abilities and become a productive player again?

Giordano, Tarasenko, Rinne named NHL’s stars of the month | ProHockeyTalk
Mark Giordano has had a phenomenal season so far for the Flames. Safe to say that no one expected him to be a possible Norris candidate this season.

NHL Power Rankings | TSN
The Red Wings have moved into 7th place in TSN's latest rankings. The Lightning hold the top spot while the Oilers are last.

Marco Scandella fined for head shot on T.J. Oshie | Puck Daddy

A fine was the minimum punishment that Scandella deserved here. A one-game suspension would not have hurt.

NHL parity rules: Who’s the best of the bunch? | For The Win

The top of the NHL standings is really tight right now. The good news is that the Wings are among the teams at the top.

Let's Go Red Wings!