The National Hockey League announced the schedule for the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday.
The Detroit Red Wings will open their Atlantic Division Semifinal matchup with the Boston Bruins on Friday, April 18, in Boston. From there on the teams will meet every-other day, with a possible Game Seven on April 30..
With the Columbus Blue Jackets' 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday night, it is now known that the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins will meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The Bruins were already locked into the Eastern Conference's top seed. Columbus' win means that Detroit can't move out of the eighth seed, even if the Red Wings defeat the St. Louis Blues in their regular season finale on Sunday..
The Detroit Red Wings announced on Saturday the signing of center Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension.
As per club policy, financial terms were not formally announced. The deal reportedly carries a $628,333 salary cap hit for $1.885 million total value..
Detroit Red Wings have acquired center David Legwand in a trade deadline day deal from the Nashville Predators, the team announced on Wednesday..
Legwand was Nashville's first-ever draft pick, selected second overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, behind Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg underwent back surgery on Friday, the team announced. His recovery is expected to take eight weeks.
Of the procedure, Detroit assistant general manager Ryan Martin said, “It went very, very well.
Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg will miss the remainder of the Olympics, withdrawing from the games due to a herniated disk in his back.
Zetterberg, Detroit's captain as well as Sweden's, missed a team practice and photo on Thursday after playing and scoring the game-winning goal in Sweden's 4-2 win over the Czech Republic on Wednesday.
Veteran forward Mikael Samuelsson cleared waivers at noon on Sunday and has been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins, the Detroit Red Wings announced.
The move clears a roster spot for Johan Franzen's return from injury, as he re-enters the lineup with Detroit hosting the Florida Panthers Sunday evening..
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