Red Wings' Cleary Playing Friday: Daniel Cleary (shoulder) will play in Friday's Game 6 against the Ducks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. (Updated 5/10/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/24/13).
Daniel Cleary suffered a shoulder injury during Wednesday's Game 5 but was able to return. The injury should not be an issue going forward. (Updated 5/10/13).
05/23/2013 22:57 Red Wings take command, push Blackhawks to brink
Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves to help the Detroit Red Wings hold on for a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night, putting the NHL's best team during the regular season on the brink of elimination.
05/18/2013 15:48 Red Wings bounce back, even series with Blackhawks
Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith scored in the second period and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2 to even their Western Conference semifinal series.
05/10/2013 23:21 Zetterberg's OT goal forces Game 7 against Ducks
Henrik Zetterberg scored his second goal 1:04 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night to extend their first-round series.
Danny Cleary played with torn cartilage in his left knee throughout last season before undergoing surgery in April to repair the injury. Not surprisingly, the 33 points he delivered were the lowest total of his career since 2005-06. With the summer to recover, Cleary should open training camp back at 100 percent with an opportunity to compete for a spot on one of the team's scoring lines. Even if he falls short, Cleary would be placed on a productive checking line centered by Darren Helm and could still push back into the 40-point range. Now 33, Cleary is a free agent at season's end and will be looking to secure a multi-year deal with the Wings by proving he's healthy again just one campaign removed from potting 26 goals for the Wings in 2010-11. (Updated 8/14/12)