Quick Hits: Justin Abdelkader Injured; Landon Ferraro Recalled

Red Wings News

Detroit Red Wings recall forward Landon Ferraro from Grand Rapids as option for Tuesday's game | MLive.com
Justin Abdelkader will miss today's game, and Pavel Datsyuk is questionable. If needed, Ferraro can provide a decent combination of speed and skill.

St. James: Detroit Red Wings can clinch playoffs but don't look good | Detroit Free Press
The Wings will make the playoffs, but the way they will do it is far from the ideal scenario. I would much rather have had the Wings enter the playoffs on a five-game win streak.

Red Wings have edge in Eastern Conference playoff race heading into final three games, can clinch postseason spot Tuesday | MLive.com
As long as nothing ridiculous occurs during the next week, the Wings are looking at their 24th straight season in the playoffs.

NHL News

NHL Rumors: Bruins could look to trade Marc Savard's contract - CBSSports.com
I understand that the NHL is most likely just going to turn a blind eye to the Bruins' moving Marc Savard, but they should not. If there is ever a trade for the NHL to nix, it is one which involves either Savard or Chris Pronger.

End of season honours...and McDavid | TSN
Out of 20 NHL coaches asked, all 20 picked Carey Price to win the MVP. Johnny Gaudreau received the most first-place votes for the Calder, while Erik Karlsson received the most first-place votes for the Norris Trophy.

New Yorkers are watching way more hockey on TV (and less basketball) | ProHockeyTalk
Part of the reason behind this is that the Knicks are not good right now.

Should the NHL alter its current playoff format? - Sportsnet.ca
Overall, I like the current system. The only tweak that I would like to see is something that rewards the top regular season teams more than just earning home-ice advantage.

Why the Washington Capitals are a nightmare playoff matchup | The Hockey News
The Capitals are on fire right now, have the best goal scorer in the NHL, one of the most underrated centers in the league, and a goaltender who is playing consistently good hockey. They are not my Cup favorite by any means, but the Capitals will upset a team or two.

Tom Wilson blocks shot with head, undergoes concussion protocol - SBNation.com
Wilson may have suffered a concussion on the play, and if he did not, he was certainly quite shook up.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson shines in Coyotes win over Sharks | USA Today
The Coyotes may not be the best team in the NHL, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson is not only one of the best defensemen in the league this season, he is going to be one for the next decade.

Ryan Reaves endures big hit, yanks out tooth - SBNation.com
Who needs dentists!

Let's Go Red Wings!