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The Detroit Red Wings are trying not to focus on the distractions that come with the trade deadline.

The Wings are out of the playoff picture, so it's only normal that they'll be open for business when it comes to making trades. But Justin Abdelkader stressed the importance of not allowing it to be a distraction. "That’s out of our control," Abdelkader said. "We just have to go out and continue to play hard and I think we’ve done a good job of that lately. You have to try cancel out all the noise and just focus – we are paid to come out and work hard and give our best effort each game."
Feb 21 - 8:27 AM

Tomas Tatar found the back of the net in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Tatar cut the Red Wings' deficit to 3-2 with less than eight minutes gone in the third period, but Detroit was never able to tie the game. He finished the night with a plus-1 rating and three shots on goal in 17:37 of ice time. Tatar is up to 16 goals and 27 points in 59 games this season. He has four goals in his last six contests.
Feb 21 - 8:23 AM

Jimmy Howard allowed three goals on 29 shots in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

The Red Wings netminder has now dropped back-to-back games. The loss drops Howard's record to 16-19-6 on the season. He'll enter his next appearance with a 2.84 goals-against-average and a .910 save percentage in 2017-18. Howard will get a lot of starts now that Petr Mrazek is gone, but don't expect the Wings to win much down the stretch.
Feb 20 - 11:44 PM

Andreas Athanasiou scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Athanasiou's goal midway through the second period put an end to his 13-game goal drought and it cut Nashville's lead to 2-1 at the time. He also helped set up Tomas Tatar's third-period tally. Athanasiou finished the night with a plus-1 rating and four shots on net in 19:53 of ice time. The 23-year-old has 11 goals and 26 points in 48 games this season.
Feb 20 - 11:28 PM

Xavier Ouellet will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Ouellet played in Detroit's last game, but he served as a healthy scratch in the previous nine games. He has no goals, four assists and a minus-2 rating in 36 games this season. David Booth will also watch the game from the press box.
Feb 20 - 7:16 PM

Jimmy Howard will get the call Tuesday against Nashville.

Petr Mrazek has been traded to Philadelphia, so Howard should see the vast majority of Detroit's games down the stretch. Howard had wins over Anaheim and Washington before last Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. He has a 16-18-6 record with a 2.83 goals-against average and .910 save percentage this season
Feb 20 - 3:45 PM

Mike Green will not return from an upper-body injury on Tuesday night.

Green participated in the morning skate, but said afterward that he wouldn't play against Nashville. He is eyeing Thursday's match versus Buffalo for a return to the fold.
Feb 20 - 11:25 AM

Jared Coreau has been called up by Detroit.

The Red Wings traded Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia Monday, so Coreau is expected to serve as Jimmy Howard's backup on Tuesday night. He has been excellent in the AHL this season and he has been red hot since Dec. 22 with a 13-2-3 record, a 1.92 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in 18 appearances.
Feb 20 - 11:05 AM

Mike Green (upper body) might be back in the lineup as early as Tuesday night.

Green has sat out the last two games because of an upper-body injury. He has six goals and 29 points in 56 games this season. Green is expected to be traded by the Red Wings prior to the Feb. 26 deadline.
Feb 19 - 10:15 AM

Anthony Mantha potted a power-play goal in a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Sunday.

Mantha opened the scoring in the defeat. He has been hot of late with four goals and two assists in the last six games. Mantha has reached the 20-goal plateau for the first time in his NHL career and he has already tied his previous personal best of 36 points.
Feb 19 - 10:11 AM

Henrik Zetterberg scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 loss to Toronto.

Zetterberg tied the game at 2-2 close to the midway mark of the third period and it appeared as though the teams would be heading to overtime. However, Leafs center Auston Matthews scored the winning goal with just 30.2 seconds left in regulation. Zetterberg has eight goals and 40 points in 58 matches this campaign.
Feb 19 - 10:07 AM

Gustav Nyquist pitched in two assists during the Red Wings' 3-2 loss against Toronto on Sunday night.

Nyquist set up Anthony Mantha and Henrik Zetterberg, but the Wings fell to the Leafs on a late goal. Nyquist has 16 goals and 28 points in 58 games this season.
Feb 18 - 9:51 PM

Mike Green (upper body) won't play Sunday night versus Toronto.

This will be Green's second straight game on the sidelines due to an upper-body injury. He ranks fourth on the Red Wings with 29 points (six goals, 23 assists) in 56 games this season.
Feb 18 - 5:02 PM

Luke Witkowski scored his first NHL goal on Saturday.

Witkowski was playing in his 74th career game. "Honestly I kind of blacked out a little bit," Witkowski in reference to his goal. "I just got the puck on my backhand and shot it. I got it past his blocker. It was crazy. It was cool, though." He's an enforcer that's unlikely to generate much offensively over the course of his career so goals like these are a bonus.
Feb 18 - 8:31 AM

Gustav Nyquist scored his 16th of the season in a 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Nyquist has produced a mere two goals in his last 16 contests. He has 26 points in 57 games this season. Luke Witkowski and Darren Helm also found the back of the net in the match.
Feb 17 - 11:42 PM

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