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Kronwall Retires To Front Office Position

September 3, 2019 - 4:47 PM ET

Tuesday's departure of defenseman Niklas Kronwal to retirement leaves just Darren Helm and Valtteri Filppula as current Wings who've won a Stanley Cup as players with the team.

Kronwall Knew It Was Time To Go

September 4, 2019 - 4:48 PM ET

Niklas Kronwall was pertty sure he was done playing in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman waited until he was certain before announcing his retirement.

Zadina Still On A Steep Learning Curve

September 7, 2019 - 10:22 PM ET

Detroit Red Wings 2018 first round pick Filip Zadina is still finding his way around life as a professional.

Zadina Still Figuring Out Life As A Pro

September 7, 2019 - 10:25 PM ET

Detroit Red Wings 2018 first round draft pick Filip Zadina remains on a steep learning curve as he enters his sophomore pro campaign.

Seider Says He Intends To Play In North America This Season

September 9, 2019 - 3:50 PM ET

German defenseman Moritz Seider, Detroit's top pick in the 2019 NHL entry draft, is determined to play in the NHL or AHL for the 2019-20 season.

No captain again in 2019-20

September 12, 2019 - 7:21 PM ET

The Detroit Red Wings will opt to go without a captain for the second successive season.

Nemeth Things Another Turnaround Could Be In The Cards

September 15, 2019 - 1:37 PM ET

Defenseman Patrik Nemeth was part of the rise of the Colorado Avalanche from the NHL basement and he thinks something similar could happen in Detroit.

Svechnikov to make long-awaited return

September 17, 2019 - 7:05 PM ET

Forward Evgeny Svechnikov will see his first action in a year since tearing his ACL as the Detroit Red Wings open the NHL preseason Tuesday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Veleno aims to take his best shot

September 18, 2019 - 7:54 PM ET

Detroit Red Wings 2018 first-round draft pick Joe Veleno worked to improve his shot during the offseason.

Larkin Has A Thing

September 19, 2019 - 10:52 PM ET

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin has yet to play during the NHL preseason due to a nagging heel ailment.

Green Hoping Ailments Are Behind Him

September 20, 2019 - 12:55 PM ET

Injuries and illness limited Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green to 43 games last season.

Getting To The Heart Of The Matter

September 21, 2019 - 3:14 PM ET

Following an offseason procedure to correct an accelerted heart rate, Jacob De La Rose is ready to battle for a bottom-six forward spot with the Detroit Red Wings.

D Spots Open On PK

September 23, 2019 - 6:52 PM ET

Desperate to improve their dreadful penalty kill, the Detroit Red Wings are hopeful that their young defensemen can take a step forward in that area.

Abdelkader Looking To Bounce Back

September 25, 2019 - 9:20 PM ET

Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader endured a lean 2018-19 NHL campaign. He's hoping that by getting leaner himself, it won't happen again.

Back Where Pro Hockey Started

September 26, 2019 - 6:03 PM ET

The Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues will play in Thursday's Kraft Hockeyville game at Calumet Colosseum. Calumet, Mich. had a team in the first pro hockey league in 1904.

Opening-Night Roster Not Set In Stone

September 27, 2019 - 5:43 PM ET

The Detroit Red Wings will set an opening-night roster after the NHL preseason concludes this weekend. But it won't be set in stone.

Zadina, Veleno sent down

September 28, 2019 - 7:50 PM ET

Both 2018 first-round draft picks of the Detroit Red Wings, forwards Joe Veleno and Filip Zadina, were assigned Saturday to AHL Grand Rapids.

Five of Last Six First Rounders To Start Season In AHL

September 29, 2019 - 4:19 PM ET

By assigning D Moritz Seider and C Michael Rasmussen to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday, the Detroit Red Wings have now sent five of their last six first-round draft picks to the minor leagues.