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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: 2 | Salary: $875,000 | Owned/Started%: 25/13 | Average Draft Position: 131.77
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

11/3/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Out 1-2 Weeks With Shoulder Injury

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) is expected to miss one-to-two weeks, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.
Analysis: The injury, suffered in a fight against Edmonton's Will Acton on Saturday, is being called a slight shoulder separation, and Brendan Smith is expected to miss at least a week as a result. Adam Almqvist will fill in along the blue line for the time being.

11/3/2013

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Brendan Smith

Fighting Major, More For Detroit's Smith

News: The zebras hit Brendan Smith with 11 penalty minutes in Saturday's contest at Edmonton, giving him 19 PIM on the season. He was whistled for holding, hooking and roughing, plus a five-minute fighting major.
Analysis: This is probably an anomaly, as he's never been a big-time enforcer at any level.

10/12/2013

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Brendan Smith

Red Wings Make Smith A Healthy Scratch Saturday

News: Brendan Smith will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Flyers, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has played in all four of the Red Wings games this season but has failed to register a point and has a minus-4 rating. He'll take a seat in favor of Brian Lashoff for this one but should be back in the lineup next week.

7/16/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings Retain Smith

News: Brendan Smith agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit on Monday, TSN.ca's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith is expected to get $2.525 million over the two years. Although the 24-year-old former first-round pick had only eight points in 34 games last year, he is still considered a promising young defender, perhaps in no small part due to a seven-point showing in 14 games in 2011. He also had 20 points in 32 AHL games last year.

4/10/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Back In Thursday

News: Brendan Smith, who was a healthy scratch for the Wings' last two games, will return to the lineup in place of Ian White on Thursday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: After struggling with turnovers recently, Brendan Smith became a victim of the Wings' crowded blue-line situation. He's scheduled to skate with Kyle Quincey in his return to action Thursday night. Smith has delivered just five points in 26 games this season, but is believed to possess a significant amount upside at the offensive end.

2/27/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith OK After Hit

News: Brendan Smith expects to play Thursday in San Jose after taking a hit from Dustin Penner to the same shoulder that had sidelined him since February 2, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Initially, it looked like Brendan Smith took a direct blow to the side of the head from Penner on what could have easily been an interference penalty. Fortunately, the indications after Wednesday's game suggest otherwise, and it appears as though Smith will be ready to go for the second half of the Wings' back-to-back California set Thursday.

2/27/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Activated From IR

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) was activated from IR on Tuesday night and is expected to play Wednesday against the Kings, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: With Brendan Smith's expected return, Jakub Kindl and Kent Huskins are likely both out of the lineup as Kyle Quincey is coming back from an ankle injury Wednesday as well.

2/24/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith Cleared For Contact; Targeting Wednesday

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) has been cleared for contact and still hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Ultimately, Brendan Smith needs to make it through a few practices without any setbacks now that he can absorb contact again, but Smith's return will likely bump the Kent Huskins-Jakub Kindl timeshare to seventh blueliner status, forcing one of those players off the roster.

2/22/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith (Shoulder) Not Cleared For Contact

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) has not been cleared for contact, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith is remaining careful with his shoulder injury and is getting better with every day. Smith only has one assist in eight games this season with the Redwings and has not played since spraining his shoulder on February 2nd against the Blue Jackets. The earliest he can return is Wednesday, but even then it is not certain that he will.

2/19/2013

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Brendan Smith

Red Wings’ Smith Close To Return

News: Brendan Smith (shoulder) expects to return next week during the team's trip to California, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has been out since suffering an injury to his shoulder February 2. Prior to the injury, Smith had one point in eight games, averaging 17:16 minutes of ice time per game.

2/15/2013

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Brendan Smith

Wings' Smith A Week-To-Ten Days From Returning

News: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Brendan Smith (shoulder) is about a week-to-10 days from returning, MLive.com reports. "If not next weekend, then shortly after," Holland said.
Analysis: Brendan Smith has played only eight games this season, recording only one point. Just before being injured Smith saw significant ice time, so he will likely return to a substantial role once he is healthy enough to play.