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37 Mikael Samuelsson RW
Height/Weight: 6-2/218 | Birthdate: 12/23/1976 | Birthplace: Mariefred, Sweden | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 12 | Salary: /images/nhl/players/170x170/204766.png | Owned/Started%: 3/0

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7/31/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Ex-Red Wing Samuelsson Signs With Swedish Team

News: Mikael Samuelsson signed with Djurgarden of the Swedish Hockey League on Thursday, Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Now 37 years old, Mikael Samuelsson seems content to conclude his career in his native country. The winger was limited to 26 games with the Red Wings last season due to injury, finishing with just three points.

3/13/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Skates Before Practice

News: Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) skated with fellow injured forwards Stephen Weiss and Darren Helm before Thursday's practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Until Mikael Samuelsson joins his healthy teammates for a full practice, he shouldn't be viewed as close to getting back in the lineup. Samuelsson saw scant minutes with the Red Wings before getting injured and could be dispatched to the minors once he's activated from IR.

2/25/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson Placed On IR

News: Mikael Samuelsson is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson apparently suffered the injury while he was with AHL Grand Rapids before the Olympic break. The Red Wings ended up recalling him during the break despite the injury, mainly for the purpose of opening up roster space for Riley Sheahan to play at Grand Rapids. Once he's ready to return from IR, Samuelsson could be waived by the Wings and sent back to the minors.

2/10/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings Recall Samuelsson

News: Mikael Samuelsson was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
Analysis: It seems the move was only made to open up roster space at Grand Rapids over the NHL break for young forwards Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan, who were demoted to the minors in corresponding moves. Mikael Samuelsson, 37, has already passed through waivers unclaimed once this season and seems destined for a similar fate once the Winter Olympics conclude.

1/26/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Heads Back To AHL

News: Mikael Samuelsson cleared waivers and was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.
Analysis: It's not surprising that the underperforming winger wasn't claimed by anyone else. He'll now head back to Grand Rapids to see if he's capable of putting his season back together.

1/25/2014

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings Waive Samuelsson

News: Mikael Samuelsson was placed on waivers Saturday, Chuck Pleiness of the Macomb Daily reports.
Analysis: With several injured Red Wings forwards on the mend, Mikael Samuelsson will be sent out to create roster space. If he's not claimed by another team by noon ET on Sunday, he'll likely report to AHL Grand Rapids.

12/28/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Likely Sitting Saturday

News: Mikael Samuelsson appears to be a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against the Panthers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Along with Patrick Eaves, Mikael Samuelsson appears to be a spare forward for the Wings at the present time. With just three points in 21 games, he's struggled to make an impact even with the occasional opportunity to play.

10/10/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Back In Lineup Thursday

News: Mikael Samuelsson will replace Tomas Tatar in the lineup Thursday against the Coyotes, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: This will be a recurring theme throughout the season, as Mike Babcock will be looking for someone to solidify their spot on the fourth line. Mikael Samuelsson will have to battle Jordin Tootoo, Drew Miller and Tomas Tatar for minutes all season.

10/2/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson Scores In Win

News: Mikael Samuelsson contributed a goal in 8:27 of ice time in Wednesday's season-opening win over the Sabres.
Analysis: With the first period goal, Mikael Samuelsson matched his entire point total from an injury-plagued 2012-13 campaign. Expect the fourth-liner to enjoy the goal while he can since he doesn't figure to see many more scoring opportunities this season.

8/17/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Likely Ready For Camp

News: Mikael Samuelsson, who avoided offseason surgery for a pectoral injury, is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: General manager Ken Holland said that Mikael Samuelsson is reportedly feeling good and has no lingering issues from the injury. With restricted free agent Gustav Nyquist positioned to eventually be added to the roster as well, Samuelsson is one of a few candidates to be traded or waived if the Wings end up having a surplus of players for their 23-man roster this fall.

5/30/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson May Need Shoulder Surgery

News: Mikael Samuelsson may need shoulder surgery during the offseason, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson can more or less consider 2012-13 a lost season. He played in just four regular season games and five playoff games, and was listed as a healthy scratch during the Western Conference Semifinals. "Semi-healthy scratch" may be a more accurate description, as there's a chance Samuelsson would have played had he been at 100 percent. It is unclear how long he will sidelined for if surgery is needed, though we suspect he'd be ready for the 2013-14 campaign.

5/20/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Out For Game 3

News: Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) will not be in the lineup for Game 3 on Monday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: 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.

5/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson (Shoulder) Scratched From Game 1

News: Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, ESPN Chicago reports.
Analysis: Although Mikael 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.

5/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson Dealing With Shoulder Injury

News: Mikael 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.
Analysis: The team didn't give a reason as to why Mikael 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.

5/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson Out Wednesday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (undisclosed) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Mikael 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.

5/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Leaves Practice Early

News: Mikael Samuelsson left practice early Tuesday, Mlive.com reports.
Analysis: At this point, there is no word yet on whether or not Mikael Samuelsson's early exit from Tuesday's practice will impact his availability for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Wednesday against Blackhawks.

5/4/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Back In For Game 3

News: Mikael Samuelsson will join the lineup for Game 3 on Saturday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: To open Saturday's game, Mikael Samuelsson will skate on a line with Cory Emmerton and Patrick Eaves. It's unclear if he'll be utilized as part of the team's power-play units.

4/29/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Sitting Out Game 1

News: Mikael Samuelsson (chest) will not play in Game 1 against the Ducks, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Much like teammate Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson is on the outside looking in at a lineup spot coming off of a significant injury as head coach Mike Babcock does not want to shuffle the deck with his forwards considering the overall quality of play from his squad down the stretch.

4/25/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Red Wings' Samuelsson (Chest) Could Play Thursday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (chest) could be available Thursday against the Predators, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson's availability seems to hinge on Johan Franzen's, as the team wants to have at least one of those quality forwards available for Thursday's game. Franzen missed the final few minutes of Wednesday's win over the Kings but the expectation is that he'll be available Thursday.

4/24/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Out Wednesday

News: Though Mikael Samuelsson (strained pectoral muscle) has been cleared to play, he won't suit up Wednesday against the Kings, mlive.com reports.
Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson, who last suited up on March 31, has been limited to just four games this season, but on the plus side, it looks like he'll be able to contribute in the playoffs, assuming the Wings qualify.

4/20/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Detroit's Samuelsson Hopes To Play Saturday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (chest) hopes to play in Saturday's game against Vancouver, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The Red Wings need all hands on deck for their final playoff push, as no player wants to be on the team that snapped a 21-year playoff streak. Mikael Samuelsson was supposed to be a big part of that effort, but has only played four games due to injury in 2012-13.

4/17/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Skates After Practice Wednesday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (chest) skated on his own after Wednesday's practice, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Ultimately, he is not going to play Wednesday night, but that Mikael Samuelsson is traveling with his teammates bodes well for his chances of returning during the playoff push in the coming days.

4/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Doubtful For Wednesday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (chest) is doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Flames, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Mikael Samuelsson has only played in four games this season, but is hopeful he will be ready to go when the Wings take on the Canucks on Saturday.

4/15/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Unsure Of Return

News: Mikael Samuelsson (pectoral) remains unsure of when he'll be able to return to the lineup, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: He's been skating on his own recently after practices, but Mikael Samuelsson may need a couple of full workouts with his teammates before he's ready to return.

4/10/2013

Mikael Samuelsson, RW, DET

Mikael Samuelsson

Wings' Samuelsson Skates Wednesday

News: Mikael Samuelsson (pectoral) skated briefly after practice Wednesday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: There's still no timetable for his return, but Mikael Samuelsson will not rejoin the lineup for Thursday's game against the Sharks.