Wings' Samuelsson Out For Game 3: Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) will not be in the lineup for Game 3 on Monday, MLive.com reports. (Updated 5/20/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/23/13).
He's listed as a healthy scratch Monday, so it may simply be a case where head coach Mike Babcock is happy with the lineup he used in the Wings' Game 2 victory on Saturday and does not feel the need to push Mikael Samuelsson back into the fold at the current time. (Updated 5/20/13).
05/16/2013 13:48 Red Wings' Samuelsson (Shoulder) Scratched From Game 1
Samuelsson (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, ESPN Chicago reports.Although Samuelsson missed most of the regular season due to injury, he managed to tally two points over five games in the first round series against Anaheim. Once healthy, he'll have a chance at working his way back into the Red Wings' line rotations.
05/16/2013 13:48 Red Wings' Samuelsson Dealing With Shoulder Injury
Samuelsson's injury has been classified as a pectoral muscle/shoulder injury, and he is questionable for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, the Detroit News reports.The team didn't give a reason as to why Samuelsson left Tuesday's practice early, so this update adds some clarity on that front. Coach Mike Babcock has already determined his lineup for Wednesday's game, so Samuelsson's availability should be known shortly after pregame warmups.
05/16/2013 13:41 Red Wings' Samuelsson Out Wednesday
Samuelsson (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.Samuelsson will sit out Wednesday after suffering an injury during Tuesday's practice. Samuelsson's status was not decided until Wednesday morning, so consider him day-to-day moving forward. Cory Emmerton will enter the lineup in his place.
05/09/2013 01:19 Ducks seize 3-2 lead on Bonino's overtime goal
Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the second round with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
Mikael Samuelsson returned to the Red Wings on a two-year deal as a free agent this summer, with the chance to compete for a top-six role and a clear path to power-play duty on the horizon. While a move back into the 50-point range as we saw from Samuelsson in Vancouver is a long shot, another 35-40 point season, with half of those points coming with the man advantage, are a reasonable expectation. At even strength, Samuelsson needs to outplay Dan Cleary and Todd Bertuzzi in order to get a look on a scoring line, and it's possible that head coach Mike Babcock will shuffle his wingers early in the year until he finds a combination that maximizes the overall effectiveness of his lineup. (Updated 8/14/12)