News:Cory Emmerton was removed from Detroit's fourth line for Patrick Eaves prior to Sunday's Game 7 in Anaheim, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis:Cory Emmerton has not captured a point during the first six games of the Red Wings' first-round series, with a minus-4 rating. If Detroit advances, it'll be interesting to see if he can regain his spot in the lineup.
News:Cory Emmerton provided Detroit's only offense in a 2-1 shootout loss at Vancouver on Saturday.
Analysis: Given his modest offensive totals (5-3-8 in 44 games), it's unlikely that this tally will affect many fantasy leagues' standings. He's picked up his scoring pace in the second half of this season, though he's still a ways away from being a productive scorer.
News:Cory Emmerton scored one of Detroit's two goals in Friday's shootout loss to Chicago, giving him four tallies on the season.
Analysis:Cory Emmerton is a checking forward that is used mostly to stop the opposition from scoring. Odds are Emmerton won't contribute too much offensively the season's final two weeks.
News:Cory Emmerton picked up a goal and an assist in Thursday's win over St. Louis.
Analysis: The Wings' bottom lines played much better Thursday than they have throughout the season, as many fourth-liners delivered their first points of the year. Cory Emmerton is seeing very limited minutes, and remains an option only in extremely deep formats as he'll be pressed to reach double-digit points over the 48-game slate.
News:Cory Emmerton (broken finger) has recoverd from surgery and resumed playing since breaking his finger in October, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: It's expected that Cory Emmerton will be in the mix to center the team's fourth line when the regular season begins, possibly as soon as January 15 with the end of the NHL lockout early Sunday morning.
Red Wings' Emmerton Still Bothered by Broken Finger
News:Cory Emmerton is still being bothered by a broken finger, which he suffered in mid-October, Freep.com reports.
Analysis:Cory Emmerton broke his finger on Oct. 12 while playing with the Finnish Elite League and was required to undergo surgery and the insertion of a plate. He estimates that he has 60-to-65 percent mobility. He said, "the plate makes it harder on the tendons to move. It doesn't feel bad or hurt, but it's so stiff it doesn't have the range of motion to protect itself. I've been learning to do things left-handed."
News:Cory Emmerton broke his finger while playing overseas in Finland and will require surgery, the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: As a result of the surgery, Cory Emmerton is expected to be out for up to two months. However, with the NHLPA and the owners making limited tangible progress in negotiations, the injury doesn't appear as though it will cost Emmerton any games with the Red Wings.
News:Cory Emmerton will be a healthy scratch Tuesday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Jan Mursak will replace him, as the Wings are looking for more of a forechecking presence on the fourth line against Dallas on Tuesday night.
News:Cory Emmerton had two goals and an assist in Saturday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: What a fantastic night for a fourth liner. The points were his first since opening night. His fantasy value is negligible but we love the effort nonetheless.
News:Cory Emmerton will be scratched for the second straight game Wednesday, the Red Wings' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He's contributed just two points and a plus-4 rating in 18 games this season, so head coach Mike Babcock is giving Fabian Brunnstrom an opportunity to seize more time by removing Cory Emmerton for the second straight game.
News:Cory Emmerton will not be in the lineup for Friday's game against San Jose, the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: Another healthy scratch for Cory Emmerton. Along with Emmerton, Fabian Brunnstrom will sit out, making room for Drew Miller and Tomas Holmstrom on the fourth line. Emmerton is in his second year with the Red Wings and has two points (1G, 1A) in six games thus far. Both of those points came in the season opener, October 7, against Ottawa.
News:Cory Emmerton was a healthy scratch Tuesday for the first time all season.
Analysis: Drew Miller centered the fourth line, while it's likely that the rotation for two spots on the final line between four players will continue as long as the team's roster remains healthy. Cory Emmerton has two points (1 G, 1 A) and a plus-1 rating through six games while averaging a shade under 10 minutes per game this season.
News:Cory Emmerton scored a goal and added an assist in Detroit's 5-3 win over Ottawa on Friday night.
Analysis: The rookie center played a little over eight minutes on the night and finished with a plus-2 rating. While his fantasy value is limited as he's currently playing a fourth line role, Cory Emmerton certainly didn't hurt himself with his strong debut Friday.
News:Cory Emmerton's Opening Night roster spot is all but locked in following Jan Mursak's ankle injury Sunday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: He was expected to make the team as a fourth-line player anyway, but now the final roster spot will likely be a battle between Fabian Brunnstrom and Ryan Johnson. Cory Emmerton will be counted on to play a responsible two-way game over limited minutes, so there's not much to get excited about here from a fantasy standpoint at the present time.
News: Emmerton was sent back to AHL Grand Rapids by the Red Wings on Thursday, the Red Wings' official site reports.
Analysis: Emmerton played in just two games with the Wings, but he managed to score his first career goal. Don't be surprised to see him back in Detroit before long.
News: Emmerton scored his first career NHL goal in Saturday's loss to Chicago.
Analysis: He probably won't be up for long so there's little fantasy value here. But it's the kid's first game and there's no better way to remember that than with a goal.
News: Emmerton has been recalled by the Wings to replace Valtteri Filppula (flu) in the lineup for Saturday's game against Chicago, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: The 22-year-old is having a decent campaign with Grand Rapids (AHL) with 23 points (6 G, 17 A) in 33 games. With the Wings' schedule giving them three full days off before Wednesday's game against New Jersey, Emmerton will likely return to Grand Rapids before the end of the weekend.
News: Red Wings center prospect Cory Emmerton has no goals and three assists in six January games for Grand Rapids of the AHL. For the season, he has three goals, 17 assists and an even rating in 38 games.
Analysis: Emmerton is a 2006 second-round pick that is lauded more for his passing skills than scoring. He is not an outstanding offensive forward and could find it very hard to crack the Detroit roster if he doesn't improve in that area. If anything, Emmerton is just a long-term Fantasy keeper, but a fringe one at that.
News: The Red Wings assigned C Justin Abdelkader, C Cory Emmerton, RW Jan Mursak and LW Mattias Ritola to Grand Rapids of the AHL after Sunday's preseason finale against the Sabres.
Analysis: Most of these players are just organizational depth for the Red Wings and have no Fantasy value at this time.