Quick Hits: Zetterberg, Datsyuk Updates; Callahan Sent Back To Grand Rapids

Red Wings News

Henrik Zetterberg optimistic he'll return in playoffs if Detroit Red Wings get there | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
And the beard of the year goes to...Henrik Zetterberg.

Pavel Datsyuk skating during Red Wings' optional practice; Mitch Callahan reassigned to Grand Rapids | MLive.com
Some positive injury updates, for once. Datsyuk is back skating with the team, while Tomas Jurco may play tonight against Montreal.

Gustav Nyquist leading Wings drive to keep playoff streak alive - CBSSports.com
Anyone else thinking #NyquistForHart? Seriously though, if you had to pick one player as the Wings' MVP this season, who would it be?

Regina enjoys practice with Abby at The Joe - Detroit Red Wings - News
Justin Abdelkader dropped in on a girl's hockey team practice yesterday at Regina High School.

What Possibly Could Darren McCarty Be Talking About? | Abel to Yzerman - Kukla's Korner
Darren McCarty reminisces about the legendary brawl between the Wings and the Avalanche.

Red Wings' Riley Sheahan showing off his skill set | The Detroit News
Sheahan is becoming a very good player with the Wings. It will be interesting to see how he develops going forward.

$16M In Loans Awarded For Joe Louis Arena Demolition, Rail Line Construction " CBS Detroit


NHL News

Blake named Canada's GM for 2014 worlds - Sportsnet.ca
Rob Blake is currently in his first season as the Kings' assistant GM.

Russia names Znarok national team head coach | ProHockeyTalk
Former head coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov was fired after Russia's disappointing Olympic performance.

Don Cherry's latest crusade: Those damn American college hockey players - SBNation.com
Another dumb Cherry rant. And NCAA players aren't going away. I suspect that we will see even more UDFA's heading out of college and straight into the NHL in the coming years.

Fraser: Net off its moorings? The goal might still count | TSN
Explaining Cam Atkinson's goal against the Wings on Tuesday night.

Anaheim signs NCAA standout Bailey: two years, $1.38M | ProHockeyTalk
Matt Bailey played for Alaska-Anchorage. He scored 38 points in 38 games this season.

3 named to Hockey Hall of Fame selection committee | USA Today
Bob Clarke, David Poile, and Luc Robitaille have all been named to the selection committee.

LOOK: Patrick Sharp photobombs newlywed's picture from ice - CBSSports.com
The groom in the picture is not appreciating Sharp's appearance.

In praise of Marc-Edouard Vlasic | ProHockeyTalk
Vlasic isn't the superstar defenseman that Drew Doughty is, but he is probably one of the most well-rounded players in the league right now. I wouldn't be too shocked if Vlasic ends up winning a Norris Trophy one day.

Canadiens sign prospect Bennett to 2-year deal - Sportsnet.ca
The great Michigan Wolverine, Mac Bennett, has made the jump to the NHL.

Kris Letang gets to decide if and when he plays again | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Letang suffered a stroke on January 29th.

Is Dan Bylsma Trying To Get Himself Fired? - PensBurgh
I don't like Pittsburgh, nor do I like Byslma. But, I respect him. He is probably the second best coach in the NHL. Bet you guys can't guess who is #1?

Phaneuf: 'We're going to get out of this together' | TSN
Leafs' fans have had enough of Phaneuf and his excuses.

Jason Bonsignore: Oilers Draft Bust | The Hockey Writers

Bonsignore, who was drafted 4th overall in the 1994 NHL draft, didn't exactly turn out the way the the Oilers wanted him to. Here is his story.

NHL Playoff Death Watch: The Maple Leafs are a smoldering tire fire | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Hopefully the Leafs remain a smoldering tire fire tonight!

Let's Go Red Wings!