The Detroit Red Wings announced on Wednesday the signing of defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a six-year contract extension.
As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Reportedly it carries a $4.25 million average annual salary, a $1 million raise over his current contract..
The Detroit Red Wings trailed after the first period on Sunday but scored the game's final three goals, rallying for a 3-1 win over the league-worst Buffalo Sabres.
Johan Franzen had a goal and an assist in the third period to help his team to the win.
Buffalo's Cody Hodgson opened the game's scoring at 7:47 of the first period.
Making his first appearance of the season with Detroit, forward Gustav Nyquist scored twice to lead the Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Nyquist had been buried in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins as the Red Wings didn't have space under the salary cap to fit him on their roster.
With defenseman Danny DeKeyser having been placed on long-term injured reserve, the Detroit Red Wings announced that they will call up forward Gustav Nyquist for Thursday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
DeKeyser was injured early in the first period against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, suffering a separated shoulder from a hit into the end boards by Patric Hornqvist.
Johan Franzen scored twice and added an assist on Friday night but it wasn't enough for the Detroit Red Wings, who dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Washington Capitals.
It was Detroit's fifth loss in a row and their seventh consecutive home loss. Their last five home losses have come in overtime or the shootout..
The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday that forwards Patrick Eaves and Luke Glendening had been sent to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, clearing enough salary cap space for defenseman Jonathan Ericsson's return from long-term injured reserve.
Eaves had been placed on waivers on Thursday, going unclaimed before clearing at noon on Friday..
Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk scored two power play goals but it wasn't enough for the Red Wings, as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout.
With the loss, the Red Wings' home losing streak reached six games. It's their longest such streak since the 1996-97 season. They haven't won an overtime game at Joe Louis Arena in ten tries..
For the second-straight game, the Detroit Red Wings fell in overtime, dropping a 3-2 decision in the extra frame to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night.
They had previously lost in overtime to the Dallas Stars on Thursday.
With 1:19 remaining, Richard Panik stole the puck from Kyle Quincey behind the Detroit goal and sent a pass out to Teddy Purcell all alone in the slot for a quick snap past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard into the top of the net..
Pavel Datsyuk gave the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 lead with 8:26 remaining in regulation on Thursday night but it wasn't enough, with the Dallas Stars scoring in the final minutes of the third and again late in the overtime period for a 4-3 win.
Datsyuk got the puck all alone at the top of the right faceoff circle and faked around Dallas' Shawn Horcoff to get into the slot, then snapped a shot past both defender Jordie Benn and goalie Kari Lehtonen to put the Red Wings in front..
Detroit Red Wings forward Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers at noon on Thursday. He can now be sent to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins at any point in the next ten games or thirty days but the team has said they won't make that move immediately.
Should Tootoo be sent down, it would clear one roster spot and $925,000 in salary cap space for the Red Wings.
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