News: Brendan Smith scored his third goal of the season during Friday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Analysis: Though it was Brendan Smith's second goal in his last three games, he still has just three all year with just 12 assists. He may be hot right now, but don;t expect it to last much longer.
News: Kyle Quincey scored his fourth goal of the season during Detroit's 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: With just four goals and six assists through 63 games this season, Kyle Quincey's work in this game was good, but he is not recommended for fantasy play.
News: Gustav Nyquist scored his 16th goal of the season and assisted on three more during Friday's 7-4 win over the Devils. Analysis: The 24-year old now has two goals and six assists since returning from the Olympic break and is looking like an outstanding fantasy asset right now. He's got 16 goals and 16 assists through just 38 games on the season.
News: Drew Miller scored his seventh goal of the season during the Red Wings' 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: The goal was Drew Miller's first in nine games and it was actually his first point in that span as well. The 30-year-old now has just seven goals and five assists over 63 games this season and is not recommended in fantasy leagues.
News: David Legwand scored his first goal as a member of the Red Wings and assisted on two more during Detroit's 7-4 win over the Devils on Friday. Analysis: In just his second game for his new team, David Legwand helped spark a four-goal second period with a pair of assists and then scored one of his own in the third. The points were his first since returning from the Olympic break and he now has 11 goals and 32 assists over 64 games this season.
News: Johan Franzen scored two goals and assisted on two others as the Red Wings beat the Devils 7-4 on Friday. Analysis: Johan Franzen continues to remain hot after the Olympic break and now has six goals and five assists over his last five games. He now has 15 goals and 19 assists over 36 games this season.
News: Jonas Gustavsson stopped just 21 of 25 shots but the Wings turned it around and beat the Devils 7-4 on Friday. Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson wasn't exactly sharp in this one but with the Wings scoring seven times of their own, he was able to walk away victorious. Expect to see Jimmy Howard back in net for Detroit's next game.
News: Teemu Selanne (illness) skated for 12:19 in Friday's loss to the Penguins. Analysis: Teemu Selanne sat out Wednesday's game vs. the Canadiens on account of the flu, but he looked to be back at full strength Friday, even if his numbers don't necessarily show it. He fired just one shot on goal in the defeat.
News: Mikhail Grabovski (ankle) said that he hopes to start skating next week, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: Mikhail Grabovski has been sidelined for three-straight games and it will be four when he misses Saturday as well. He said that he is just making sure that everything is properly healed up before he returns to the ice. He remains day-to-day.
News: John Erskine (head) passed his concussion protocol testing but is still expected to sit out Saturday against Phoenix, Katie Carrera of the Washington Post reports. Analysis: The big defenseman is just coming off a leg injury and is now dealing with this which he apparently suffered during Wednesday's tilt with the Flyers. He remains day-to-day.