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NHL lockout: More Red Wings regular season games canceled

The Red Wings have lost more regular season games thanks to the NHL lockout.

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Danny Cleary hoping for Jan. 1 start to NHL season

Danny Cleary believes that the NHL season can still be salvaged, but concede that the sides still have a ways to go.


Red Wings' Cleary worried for fans, sport

Red Wings forward Danny Cleary thinks the health of the sport could be damaged significantly if the lockout persists as expected.


Todd Bertuzzi expects cancelled NHL season

Sure, the possibility still exists, but Red Wings veteran Todd Bertuzzi no longer believes that a 2012-2013 NHL season will occur due to the present lockout.


Red Wings players performing well overseas

Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are among the handful of Detroit Red Wings players currently up big points overseas


NHL lockout costs Detroit Red Wings 13 more games

The NHL wiped out 13 more regular season games off the Detroit Red Wings' schedule on Friday.


NHL lockout means more cancelled Red Wings games

After the NHL announced Friday that more regular season games are gone as a result of the lockout, the Red Wings crossed four more contests off their calendar.


Cleary says "it's serious negotiation time"

Detroit Red Wings forward Danny Cleary said the NHL's proposal was a "step in the right direction" and now it is "serious negotiation time"


Red Wings' Emmerton breaks finger in Finland

Detroit Red Wings forward Cory Emmerton broke his finger while playing in Finland and may miss several months.


NHL lockout financially devastating for Detroit

Businesses in downtown Detroit could lose almost $2 million per every game that the Red Wings don't play this season.


Red Wings to beef up scouting during NHL lockout

The Red Wings plan to use their down time to scour talent from around the country while the NHL is locked out.


Cory Emmerton heads to Finland

The young Detroit center has signed with SaiPa in Finland.


Henrik Zetterberg says Russians may stay in KHL

Henrik Zetterberg isn't sure Russian-born NHL players will return to the NHL if the lockout ends.


Henrik Zetterberg leaves during NHL lockout

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg has decided to join a host of NHL players who have gone to play in Switzerland during the NHL lockout. Swiss club EV Zug announced on Monday that Zetterberg has signed with the team, though it's unknown if he'll be in action when Zug takes on HC Davos on Tuesday.

Zetterberg will be teammates with new Red Wing Damien Brunner and Raphael Diaz of the Montreal Canadiens. Other players biding their time in Switzerland's National League A include Rick Nash, Joe Thornton and Patrice Bergeron.

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press believes that Zetterberg's decision to play in Switzerland indicates that thelockout is likely to continue for a while, as Zetterberg was very active in the NHLPA's discussions.

In 82 games for Detroit last season, Zetterberg tallied 69 points on 22 goals and 47 assists. It was the lowest point total for the 32-year-old since the 2006-2007 season in which he only appeared in 63 games.

This story originally appeared at SB Nation.


KHL schedule: Pavel Datsyuk hits the ice

Monday's KHL schedule features seven games.


Lockout officially cancels 6 Red Wings games

The NHL canceled regular season games for the first time on Thursday, officially cutting six Detroit Red Wings games.


Henrik Zetterberg says lockout 'sad' for everyone

Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg says the players are 'prepared' for the lockout.


NHL, Red Wings cancel remainder of preseason games

The final four Detroit Red Wings exhibition games have been cancelled, according to's Ansar Khan, as the NHL has wiped out its entire preseason scheduled due to the ongoing lockout.

The league had previously scrapped all scheduled September games, and now the Wings' home contests against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs, as well as their road games against the Leafs and Washington Captials, are off the table.

Unless the NHL and NHLPA can make some progress in this weekend's meetings, their first since Sept. 12, it appears the cancellation of regular season games is next on the agenda. The NHL season is scheduled to begin on Oct. 11, while the Red Wings are slated to open the campaign on Oct. 12 at Joe Louis Arena against the Nashville Predators.

The Red Wings have yet to release any information regarding refunds for tickets that have already been purchased for preseason games.


The NHL lockout can only hurt Detroit's economy

If the 2012-13 NHL season is lost and the Detroit Red Wings do not play any games at Joe Louis Arena, the city can expect a significant negative economic impact. David Littman, an economist at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, estimates that the Detroit area, including the Red Wings, will lose $84.4 million in potential revenues.

Most of that money would be revenues for the team, arena and concessionaires, and wages for employees of those entities. That includes tickets, food, beer and merchandise that won't be sold, parking spots that won't be used and advertising that won't be bought. All factored into Littman's calculations.

Included in the estimate are also the "second and third effect" dollars from fans hitting bars, restaurants and stores around Joe Louis Arena. Littman says he used a larger multiplier to get that $84 million figure – giving it "the benefit of doubt" – and that the final number, in reality, could be anywhere from 15 to 20 percent higher or lower.


NHL Lockout: Pavel Datsyuk Signs With Sergei Fedorov's CSKA Moscow

Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk has signed a contract to play with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League for the duration of the NHL lockout. CSKA Moscow's general manager is former Red Wing Sergei Fedorov.

Datsyuk scored 19 goals and added 48 assists for the Red Wings in 2011, and has won the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL's best defensive forward three times. He was rumored to be rejoining Ak Bars Kazan, the team he played for as a youth, but moved to CSKA when Ak Bars decided not to take any locked-out NHL players. He will join Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov on CSKA Moscow. Reports have indicated that Toronto center Mikhail Grabovski will also join the Moscow team, filling out its allotment of three NHL players during the lockout.

The NHL locked out its players Sunday, as the sides were unable to come to an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement. The lockout prompted an exodus of players to European leagues like the KHL.

For the latest news on the Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown.


NHL Lockout: Jakub Kindl, Valtteri Filppula Ink Deals Overseas

Two members of the Detroit Red Wings are headed overseas to play during the NHL lockout, as Jakub Kindl and Valtteri Filppula have inked deals to play overseas.

Kindl tweeted the news himself, and he'll be playing for HC ČSOB Pojišťovna Pardubice, who play in the Czech Extraliga league. HC Pardubice have won three Czech Extraliga championships, winning in 2005, 2010 and 2012.

Filppula, meanwhile, will be playing in Finland for Jokerit, according to Craig Custance.

The lockout is forcing many players to play overseas, as even American born players, such as Joe Thornton, are looking for work there.

The NHL has already cancelled all September preseason games, and the October preseason games likely aren't far behind. The Red Wings are scheduled to open the regular season at home on Friday, Oct. 12, against the Nashville Predators.

It seems increasingly unlikely, however, that the 2012-13 season will start on time.

For the latest on all things Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown and join the discussion.


NHL Lockout: League Cancels 4 Red Wings Preaseason Games

With the state of the National Hockey League in complete disarray due to the lockout, the league was forced to cancel preseason games through Sept. 30 on Wednesday afternoon.

For the Red Wings, this means four upcoming games are already scrapped from the schedule, including a pair of games with the Chicago Blackhawks. In addition to home dates with Chicago on Sept. 27 and Washington on Sept. 30, Detroit will no longer make the trip to Pittsburgh on Sept. 26 or back to Chicago on Sept. 28.

While this news might be disconcerting to fans hoping for a last-ditch agreement between the two sides on a new CBA, this looks to be just the beginning of a messy few months as key games and opponents are wiped clean from the league schedule. Even though no regular season games have been axed as of yet, things are starting to look bleak for hockey this fall.

Stay with this StoryStream for more lockout coverage involving the Red Wings, and be sure to visit Winging It In Motown for more Detroit hockey news. Also head over to SB Nation's NHL hub for more coverage from around the league.


Red Wings Assign 22 Players To Grand Rapids Griffins

On Friday, the Red Wings announced the assignment of 22 players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

FORWARDS: Joakim Andersson, Louis-Marc Aubry, Damien Brunner, Mitch Callahan, Willie Coetzee, Landon Ferraro, Tomas Jurco, Gustav Nyquist, Francis Paré, Trevor Parkes, Brent Raedeke, Riley Sheahan and Tomas Tatar.

DEFENSEMEN: Adam Almqvist, Gleason Fournier, Brian Lashoff, Andrej Nestrasil, Max Nicastro and Brendan Smith.

GOALTENDERS: Thomas McCollum, Petr Mrazek and Jordan Pearce.

While a potential NHL lockout still looms, the AHL will proceed as normal, beginning with training camp that is set to open on Monday, Oct. 1. The Griffins finished No. 13 in the 16-team Western Conference standings during the 2011-12 season, with 77 points.

Stay with this StoryStream for more lockout news related to the Wings, and be sure to visit Winging It In Motown for more Red Wings coverage. Also visit SB Nation's NHL hub for even more news around the league.

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