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72 Erik Cole RW
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 11/6/1978 | Birthplace: Oswego, NY, USA | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: Clarkson | NHL Experience: 12 | Salary: $4,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 32/17 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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3/29/2015

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Erik Cole

Wings' Cole (Upper Body) Out Sunday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game, the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole did not even make the trip with the team to New York for the matchup with the Islanders as he continues to work back from an upper body injury. The Wings return home Tuesday to host Ottawa, a game for which Cole should be deemed questionable to play.

3/27/2015

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Erik Cole

Red Wings' Cole Likely Out Two More Games

News: Erik Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday and will likely miss the next two games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole suffered the injury Tuesday night, and then missed Thursday's game against the Sharks. With the Red Wings not practicing again ahead of their weekend back-to-back set, Cole won't have an opportunity to demonstrate he's healthy until Monday. His next opportunity to play could come against Ottawa on Tuesday.

3/25/2015

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Erik Cole

Red Wings' Cole To Miss Thursday's Game

News: Erik Cole (upper body) will miss Thursday's game against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole exited Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period and didn't return. GM Ken Holland said the winger would be re-evaluated Friday, at which point the Red Wings will determine if he'll be able to suit up for either of their games over the weekend. Cole's absence could pave the way for either Stephen Weiss or Dan Cleary to enter the lineup Thursday.

3/24/2015

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Erik Cole

Red Wings' Cole Leaves With Injury Tuesday

News: Erik Cole left Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period with an upper-boy injury and will not return, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole left the ice hunched over in significant pain after suffering the injury. It's not clear how he succumbed to the ailment, nor how much future time it might cost him. Expect the Red Wings to relay an update on his condition before Thursday's tilt with the Sharks.

3/22/2015

Erik Cole, RW, DET Wings' Cole Heats Up With Goal

Erik Cole

Wings' Cole Heats Up With Goal

News: Erik Cole scored his 21st goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues.
Analysis: Erik Cole has now found the back of the net three times in his last five games, and has recorded six points in 10 games since being acquired by the Red Wings. The 36-year-old now has 39 points through 67 contests, down from the numbers he posted earlier in his career but his highest output since the 2011-12 season.

3/19/2015

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Erik Cole

Wings' Cole Returns To 20-Goal Club

News: Erik Cole scored his 20th goal of the year Thursday, representing the whole of the Detroit offense in a 3-1 loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: With that, Erik Cole returns to the 20-goal club for the first time since 2011-12 with Montreal, when he scored a career-high 35. He's now got six 20-goal seasons under his belt, but this year's hasn't been particularly terrific -- Cole owns a modest 38 points in 65 games.

3/7/2015

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Erik Cole

Cole Notches First Two Points As a Red Wing

News: Erik Cole got on the scoresheet for the first time as a Red Wing on Friday, picking up two helpers in a 5-2 loss.
Analysis: The veteran set up both of Justin Abdelkader's first-period goals, bringing his ledger to 18 goals and 17 assists on the season. Erik Cole has been playing with Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg in his first two games in Hockeytown, so look for him to continue to clip along at a similar scoring pace as he did in Dallas for the rest of the season.

3/5/2015

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Erik Cole

Wings' Erik Cole Makes Debut

News: Erik Cole was a plus-1 with a shot on goal in 14:24 of ice time in a 2-1 overtime win over the Rangers.
Analysis: Erik Cole also spent a minute on the power play in the contest. He didn't have the flashy debut Marek Zidlicky had, but still played well in his first game with the Red Wings. He should get a decent number of scoring chances alongside Henrik Zetterberg as the season winds down.

3/4/2015

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Erik Cole

Cole Set To Make His Debut With Detroit

News: Erik Cole is slated to make his Red Wings' debut Wednesday against the Rangers, Mlive.com reports.
Analysis: The same applies to fellow newcomer Marek Zidlicky, with Erik Cole on track to skate on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader on Wednesday.

3/1/2015

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Erik Cole

Cole Traded To Red Wings

News: The Stars traded Erik Cole along with a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Red Wings on Sunday for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and 2015 second-round draft pick, mlive.com reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole, who is in the final year of his contract, has recorded 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games with the Stars to date. The 36-year-old winger will add valuable size, experience and scoring punch to the Red Wings' forward corps as the team approaches the stretch run with the likes of Johan Franzen and Darren Helm banged up.

3/1/2015

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Erik Cole

Cole Sent to Detroit

News: The Red Wings reportedly acquired Erik Cole from the Stars on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: With a deal in the works, Erik Cole wasn't on the ice for the Stars' warmups Sunday in advance of the team's contest against the Ducks, per Mark Stepneski of NHL.com, but at this stage it remains to be seen who is headed to Dallas in the reported trade.

2/22/2015

Erik Cole, RW, DET Stars' Cole Scores For Second Straight Game

Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Scores For Second Straight Game

News: Erik Cole scored for the second straight game and had an assist in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis: With Tyler Seguin (knee) out, Erik Cole has been skating on the top line with Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza. The veteran has recorded at least one point in six of his last seven outings and is now at 17 goals and 31 points in 54 games on the season. Cole is worth looking at while he's on the top line, as he's got 11 goals in his last 19 games and is a key player on a Dallas team that's incurred just two regulation losses in their last seven games.

2/11/2015

Erik Cole, RW, DET Stars' Cole Reaches 15 Goals

Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Reaches 15 Goals

News: Erik Cole scored with the net empty in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.
Analysis: The empty-netter counts as Erik Cole's 15th goal this season. With three goals in the past five games, Cole is rounding back into form. An upper-body injury that he sustained in late January appears to be a non-issue based on the fact that he's been averaging 15:05 TOI this month, which is slightly more than his season average (13:56).

2/4/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Expected Back Tuesday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche.
Analysis: Erik Cole was a full participant in the Stars' morning skate Tuesday, working out on the second line with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky. The winger missed the previous three games with the injury, but because that trio been clicking prior to his absence, expect Cole to get plenty of an opportunity to reestablish rapport with Hemsky and Spezza.

2/3/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole May Return Tuesday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) participated in Monday's practice, and he may return for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole is nearing a return, but he remains uncertain for Tuesday night. He's missed each of the last three games.

2/1/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Out Again Saturday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Jets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole will miss his third straight game due to the injury. He's been able to practice the last few days, so he'll remain in the day-to-day camp for the time being, with a return to action perhaps coming next week.

1/30/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole (Upper Body) Expected To Sit Thursday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Senators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole indicated that he felt good after participating in Wednesday's practice, but the Stars will exercise a little precaution and keep him out for a second straight game. In addition to the upper-body injury, he has battled a cold recently, which probably has him running at less-than-optimal health at the moment.

1/29/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Practices Wednesday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) returned to practice on Wednesday and will be a game-time decision on Thursday, according to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News.
Analysis: Erik Cole left a Jan. 20 game against the Bruins with an injury and hasn't yet returned. He was fortunate that his absence extended over the All-Star break, as it doesn't sound like he'll have to miss much actual game action.

1/26/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Out Tuesday

News: Erik Cole (upper body) won't return to the lineup Tuesday against the Canadiels, Mark Stepneski of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole wasn't expected to return right after the All-Star break, and that is indeed still the case. His next chance to return will come Thursday against the Senators.

1/20/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole (Upper Body) To Miss A Period Of Time

News: Erik Cole (upper body) will be out "a period of time" and likely won't be back right away after the All-Star break, the Stars' official site's Mark Stepneski reports.
Analysis: Coach Lindy Ruff intimated that while Erik Cole will have the upcoming All-Star break to rest up after suffering an upper body injury Tuesday, he will still likely need more time to heal. Consider him out indefinitely for now.

1/20/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Leaves With Upper-Body Injury

News: Erik Cole suffered an upper-body injury in the first period of Tuesday's game against the Bruins and will not return.
Analysis: Tuesday's game was Dallas' final match before the All-Star break, so Erik Cole will have about a week to recover from the injury. He'll be considered day-to-day until the Stars are able to provide a clearer assessment regarding the extent of his injury.

1/17/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Records Two Points In Win

News: Erik Cole scored his 11th goal of the season and had an assist in Saturday's win over Washington.
Analysis: With four multi-point outings in his last seven games, Erik Cole now has 22 points in 42 games on the season. Considering he plays on the second line with Jason Spezza, the 36-year-old is worth looking at, as he's got nine points in his last seven games.

1/13/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole Returns With Two Points

News: Erik Cole returned from a one-game absence due to an illness with a power-play goal and an even-strength assist in Tuesday's win over the Senators.
Analysis: The goal and assist pushed him to 10 of each on the year. It's not a big total, but he's been productive of late, notching 10 points in his last 10 games -- though half those points came in just two of those games. In leagues that count hits, Erik Cole retains solid value regardless, as he's been a revelation in that category this year, with 99 now in 40 games after he totaled just 89 over 75 games last season.

1/12/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole (Illness) Expected Back Tuesday

News: Erik Cole (illness) is expected to take the ice Tuesday against Ottawa.
Analysis: Erik Cole sat out Saturday in Colorado due to an illness, but after taking part in Monday's practice, all signs point to him returning to action Tuesday.

1/11/2015

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Erik Cole

Stars' Cole A Late Scratch Saturday

News: Erik Cole was a late scratch for Saturday's game due to an illness, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Analysis: Erik Cole missed Friday's practice for what was believed to be a therapy day, but it looks like it was the illness that kept him out of action. With the winger unavailable, Travis Moen is expected to join the lineup in his stead, while Shawn Horcoff moves up to claim Cole's spot on the second line.