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Former Red Wings great Gordie Howe suffers 'pretty severe stroke,' according to son Murray | MLive.com
Let's all hope for the best here! Get well soon Gordie!

Red Wings assign forward Stephen Weiss to Grand Rapids for conditioning stint | MLive.com
I was not expecting this, but, it makes a lot of sense. Weiss needs to play in actual hockey games, plain and simple. The AHL may not be the NHL, but, it is better than simply practicing.

Franzen skates with team, but still not close to returning to lineup | Red Wings Front
The Wings appear to be Franzen-less tonight against the Washington Capitals.

Red Wings' Andrej Nestrasil 'a work in progress' who's trying to parlay skills and size into offense | MLive.com
Nestrasil has fallen out of favor with me. If the Wings need to move someone, and do not wish to waive Cleary yet, then Nestrasil should be the one to go.

Tomas Holmstrom gets to catchup with a number of his former teammates at practice. | Tout

Griffins Hunt For Victories At Home Against Icehogs, Wolves | Grand Rapids Griffins
The Griffins play tonight against the Rockford Icehogs and on Friday against the Chicago Wolves.

NHL News

Anisimov sidelined by head hit from Gryba | ProHockeyTalk
Ottawa's Eric Gryba should at least face a hearing for this hit on Artem Anisimov. A one or two -game suspension should not be out of question.

Malkin, Crosby lift Penguins to rout of Devils | TSN
The Penguins beat the Devils by a score of 8-3 yesterday. The Devils held a 3-1 lead after six minutes of play in the second period. It did not last for long.

Rangers D John Moore offered in-person hearing for Haula hit - CBSSports.com
John Moore may be facing a suspension for his hit on the Wild's Erik Haula.

AHLer banned 20 games for violating terms of performance-enhancing substance program | ProHockeyTalk
Brad Mills has played for the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks, but, has spent the majority of his career in the ECHL and AHL.

Trading Richards and Carter, Was it Worth it? | The Hockey Writers
The Kings have won two Stanley Cups since acquiring these two a few years ago. But, the Flyers received a lot in return for the deals that shipped Carter to Columbus (the Blue Jackets then sent him to L.A.) and Richards to the Los Angeles.

Flyers end Kings' 6-game winning streak | USA Today
Speaking of the Kings and the Flyers.

Embarrassing empty net goal fail by Sweden’s Johan Ryno (Video) | Puck Daddy
That was just a terrible sequence for Ryno. Falls down, then misses an empty-net, and then falls down on his back again. In case you do not remember Mr. Ryno, he was drafted by the Wings back in 2005 (137th overall pick in the draft). He played in a total of 12 games for the Griffins, but, that was the end of his North American adventure.

The Hot List: Dylan Strome is burning up the 2015 draft charts | The Hockey News
Dylan Strome has scored 31 points in 12 games for the Erie Otters, which is the same team that Connor McDavid plays for. For being a second-line center on a junior team, 31 points in 12 games is quite an achievement.

Top prospect Connor McDavid shoots, puck explodes | ProHockeyTalk
Well then.

Planned Chaos: How the Islanders mix things up to keep their opponents off balance - SBNation.com
The Islanders have been really good this season. Here is part of the reason.

Let's Go Red Wings!