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The NHL is nearing an implementation of what Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman spoke up about in December: Reduced testing for COVID-19. Following the All-Star break, testing will continue only on a limited “for cause” basis for fully vaccinated personnel, barring cross-border travel regulations. The only exception is Tyler Bertuzzi, who has chosen
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BUFFALO, N.Y. —  The Detroit Red Wings’ final meeting of the season with the Buffalo Sabres mirrored the slog of the winter storm but ended with a celebration. It took a patient performance before the Wings had reason to rejoice during Monday’s matinee at KeyBank Center, where a shorthanded goal sparked a rally. Dylan Larkin scored
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Dana Gauruder |  Special to the Detroit Free Press Alex Nedeljkovic has emerged as the Detroit Red Wings’ primary goaltender but he’s far from satisfied with his performance this season. Nedeljkovic believes his play has mirrored that of a team at 17-17-5. “Some nights I’m seeing the puck well, and the next night maybe not
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Dana Gauruder |  Special to the Detroit Free Press Alex Nedeljkovic has emerged as the Detroit Red Wings’ primary goaltender but he’s far from satisfied with his performance this season. Nedeljkovic believes his play has mirrored that of a team that owns a .500 record. “Some nights I’m seeing the puck well and the next night
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The Detroit Red Wings look like they may have hit on a formula for having two scoring lines. Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi have such sparkling chemistry it’s tough to pull them apart, but their split is why the Wings head into Monday’s matinee rematch in Buffalo feeling good about themselves. Almost everything about Saturday’s
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Well-rested, the Detroit Red Wings put on a well-executed show Saturday night before a lively crowd at Little Caesars Arena. They started strong against the Buffalo Sabres, converted on power plays, limited the chances against goalie Alex Nedeljkovic and were rewarded with a 4-0 victory that boosted their home record to 13-6-2. It was precisely
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Dylan Larkin hesitated to discuss his All-Star status because his Detroit Red Wings look so very pedestrian. Larkin’s selection to next month’s All-Star Game, the second selection of his career, brightens a stretch of hockey that has the Wings frustrated. Coach Jeff Blashill likes to note that’s a pointless reaction; as such, it reflects the
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Dylan Larkin, the Detroit Red Wings‘ captain and leading scorer, has been named to his second NHL All-Star Game. He could be joined at next month’s event by teammate Lucas Raymond, who is a “Last Man In” candidate. Larkin entered Thursday’s match against the Winnipeg Jets at Little Caesars Arena with 32 points in 32 games.
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Detroit Red Wings (16-16-5) vs. Winnipeg Jets (16-12-5) When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. TV: Bally Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Red Wings radio affiliates). • Box score  SEIDER LOVES IT: ‘Everyone is happy in Hockeytown’ with Nicklas Lidstrom’s hire ABOUT LAST GAME: Red Wings take the San Jose Sharks to OT, but fall 3-2
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Moritz Seider knows Nicklas Lidstrom was a phenomenal player; it’s the person behind that legend who Seider is eager to befriend. Seider, the most promising defenseman the Detroit Red Wings have had since Lidstrom debuted 30 years ago, is a leading candidate for the Calder Trophy. If Seider finishes second in voting, he’d
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Steve Yzerman joked that as he did as a player, Nicklas Lidstrom will have to earn the “perfect” honorific in front of his new title. Yzerman welcomed Lidstrom as the Detroit Red Wings’ vice president of hockey operations on Tuesday, adding the former teammate to the rebuild’s front office. Lidstrom, who won
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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nearly two years after he took command of the Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman has strengthened his inner circle with the hiring of former teammate Nicklas Lidstrom. Lidstrom, who retired in 2012 with four Stanley Cups, will serve as vice president of hockey operations, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. Lidstrom ranks
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