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2 Brendan Smith D
Height/Weight: 6-2/198 | Birthdate: 2/8/1989 | Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: Wisconsin | NHL Experience: 3 | Salary: $875,000 | Owned/Started%: 14/5 | Average Draft Position: 213.56
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11/30/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings Activate Smith

News: Brendan Smith was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Analysis: Brendan Smith was considered a possibility for Sunday's game, and now is all but certain to suit up. The Red Wings sent Xavier Ouellet back to AHL Grand Rapids to open up room on the roster. Either Brian Lashoff or Jakub Kindl will likely be scratched Sunday.

11/29/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Red Wings' Smith Could Play Sunday

News: Brendan Smith (hand) could play in Sunday's game against the Canucks, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has been cleared to play, but the Red Wings will wait until Sunday to see how he feels before making a decision on whether or not to activate him. Xavier Ouellet will head back to the AHL when Smith is officially activated from injured reserve.

11/25/2014

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Set To Come Off IR

News: Brendan Smith (hand infection) returned to practice Tuesday and can come off injured reserve Wednesday, but will likely need more practice time before returning to the lineup, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has been out a week with the infection sustained during a fight with Columbus' Nick Foligno. The infection required minor surgery, but Smith seems to be progressing well from the fluky setback. A return this weekend is an outside possibility.

11/19/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Lands On IR

News: Brendan Smith (hand) was placed on the 7-day IR on Wednesday with a hand infection.
Analysis: Brendan Smith developed an infection from a fight in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets and will miss at least a week from it. Smith has six points through 18 games this year, including four in his last five. Xavier Ouellet was called up and will fill in during his absence.

11/19/2014

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Posts Round Stat Line Tuesday

News: Brendan Smith skated only 13:41 on Tuesday against the Jackets, but tallied two assists, went plus-3 and picked up five for fighting.
Analysis: While Brendan Smith's off to a slow start overall this year, Tuesday's stat-stuffing effort gives him a more-than-respectable four points (including his first two goals of the season) in the last five games. The talented defender is coming around offensively, so make sure he's owned in your leagues.

11/19/2014

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Won't Travel To Winnipeg

News: Brendan Smith is dealing with an infection stemming from a fight in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets and won't travel with the team to Winnipeg on Thursday, Chuck Pleiness of Macomb Daily reports.
Analysis: the report adds that Brendan Smith could join the team in Toronto on Saturday, though that is unclear at this point. He has been relatively productive on the offensive end for the Red Wings, posting six points (two goals, four assists) in 18 games. Jakub Kindl will likely dress in his absence.

11/8/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Detroit's Smith Scores First Goal Of Season

News: Brendan Smith netted his first goal of the season Friday in a 4-2 victory against the Devils.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has started to pick up his offensive game a bit after a slow start, with three points in his last six contests. Smith has some offensive ability and could put up 30 points a season if he can can find some consistency.

11/2/2014

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Tallies Assist In Loss

News: Brendan Smith registered a helper in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Sabres on Sunday.
Analysis: Brendan Smith hasn't done much offensively on the second defensive pairing this season, with two points in 10 games. Those pair of assists have come in the past three games, however, and Smith does have a fair amount of offensive skill.

9/30/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Returns To Action

News: Brendan Smith (hip) returned to action Monday against the Maple Leafs, logging 25:57 of ice time.
Analysis: Almost 10 minutes of Brendan Smith's time came on the penalty kill, a unit coach Mike Babcock expects him to be a fixture on this season. While not a premier blueline scorer, Smith did manage to pot five goals to along with 14 assists in 71 games, proving he does have some puck-moving ability. As he prepares for his third NHL season, it wouldn't be inconceivable for Smith to take a decent-sized jump in scoring this season, though he's unlikely to usurp Niklas Kronwall as the team's top point-getter on defense.

9/29/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Day To Day

News: Brendan Smith didn't skate Monday due to a hip flexor and is day to day, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith should be good to go for the Red Wings' season opener on Oct. 9; he just may not play or practice as much until then. He had 19 points last season and will likely be paired with defensive-minded Kyle Quincey to begin the season.

9/22/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Set To Pair With Quincey 2014-15

News: Brendan Smith will join Kyle Quincey on the second pairing during Tuesday's preseason opener vs. the Blackhawks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: The duo primarily partnered with each other last season, though Brendan Smith did occasionally pair up with top blueliner Niklas Kronwall toward the end of the campaign. The 25-year-old took much grief for the frequency with which he turned over the puck in the offseason, but aside from Kronwall, he may offer the most fantasy upside of any Detroit defenseman. If his decision-making can catch up with his speed and on-ice energy, Smith could make a run at 30 points this season. He'll be a leading candidate to earn a spot on one of the Wings' power-play units, which are in desperate need of talented point men.

3/22/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Hits Scoresheet Twice Saturday

News: Brendan Smith recorded a point for the first time in seven games Saturday, scoring a goal and adding an assist in Detroit's 3-2 triumph over the Wild.
Analysis: The 25-year-old defenseman is up to four goals, 13 assists and 54 PIM in 59 games this season. Despite the fact that those are all modest career highs in his brief NHL career, Brendan Smith still has a ways to go to reach fantasy prominence.

3/19/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Red Wings' Smith Likely To Move Back To Defense

News: Brendan Smith is expected to move back from forward to his normal spot on defense in the games to come, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: With Jonathan Ericsson set to miss the next four-to-six weeks with a broken finger, Brendan Smith will likely slot in on the top pairing alongside Niklas Kronwall. Smith has 15 points in 57 games this season.

3/18/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Detroit's Smith To Play Forward Tuesday

News: With injuries piling up for Detroit, Brendan Smith has been moved to forward Tuesday against Toronto, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith hasn't played forward since his teenage days, so Tuesday should be an interesting game for him. He does tend to be an offensive-minded blueliner, so Detroit is hoping it's not a difficult transition for the night. Smith has 15 points in 56 games this season.

3/8/2014

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Scores Goal In Win Friday.

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.

2/11/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET Detroit's Smith Slumping After Hot January

Brendan Smith

Detroit's Smith Slumping After Hot January

News: Brendan Smith has been held off the score sheet over the Red Wings' last five games.
Analysis: After notching six assists in January, Brendan Smith has predictably fallen back to earth a bit, though he continues to remain a mainstay in the lineup for the Wings. For the season, he's averaging 18:33 of ice time, logging 48 penalty minutes to go along with 40 hits and 51 blocks.

1/10/2014

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Brendan Smith

Detroit's Smith Notches Assist

News: Brendan Smith assisted on Detroit's lone goal Thursday in a 4-1 loss to San Jose.
Analysis: While Brendan Smith only has nine points on the year, he does have three points in his last five contests. He's turned up his offense as of late and is perhaps becoming more comfortable in his third season in the league.

1/1/2014

Brendan Smith, D, DET Wings' Smith Adds Two Assists In Loss

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Adds Two Assists In Loss

News: Brendan Smith recorded two assists in Wednesday's shootout loss to the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Brendan Smith was a bright spot for the Wings during Wednesday's Winter Classic, collecting two points and registering a plus-2 rating. While he only has nine points in 32 games this season, he's been rather hot lately, recording four points in his last five games.

12/2/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Detroit's Smith Has Three Points In Last Two Games

News: Brendan Smith picked up points in consecutive games for the first time this season Sunday, posting an assist in a 4-2 win over Ottawa.
Analysis: Brendan Smith really struggled to start the season, but appears to be turning things around. In addition to three points, he also has a plus-5 in his last four games.

11/18/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Expected To Return Tuesday

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against Nashville, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has been quiet through 11 games this season, logging just one point while piling up 19 penalty minutes and a minus-7 rating. Smith has missed six straight games as a result of the injury.

11/14/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Out Friday

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Capitals, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith needs a bit more time to recover from a slight shoulder separation, but coach Mike Babcock said he expects Smith back in a couple of days. A return for Tuesday's game against Nashville seems realistic.

11/12/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith To Return Over Weekend

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) will not play Tuesday and is instead targeting a weekend return for the Red Wings, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith was initially expecting to play Tuesday against the Jets in a return from IR. He apparently is close to returning, but will wait until the weekend to take the ice.

11/7/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Expects To Play Next Tuesday

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) said he expects to play Tuesday against the Jets, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Currently on short-term IR with a shoulder injury, Brendan Smith is reportedly eyeing a return against Winnipeg after skating during Thursday's practice. The 24-year-old has just one assist and a minus-7 rating through 11 games this season.

11/4/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Placed On IR

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) was placed on IR on Monday.
Analysis: The move is just a formality, as the Red Wings made it clear over the weekend that Brendan Smith will miss at least a week with his injury. Adam Almqvist was recalled to replace Smith on the roster.

11/4/2013

Brendan Smith, D, DET

Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Placed On IR

News: Brendan Smith (undisclosed) was placed on short-term IR on Sunday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: The team has yet to elaborate on Brendan Smith's injury, but he was evidently hurt in his fight against Edmonton on Saturday. Adam Almqvist was recalled to provide depth along the blue line.