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..
A total of ten players from the Detroit Red Wings have been named to the Olympic teams for their respective countries, as the final teams announced their rosters today.
Goaltender Jimmy Howard was revealed as a member of Team USA immediately following the Winter Classic in Ann Arbor last week.
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