Even with Tyler Bertuzzi out for 10 days for Covid, the Detroit Red Wings didn’t hesitate to reassign center Kyle Criscuolo and defenseman Dan Renouf to the Grand Rapids Griffins for their weekend action.
Criscoulo has a four-game point streak going with the Griffins. He has nine points in those four games.
Both Criscuolo and Renouf played one game for Detroit since being recalled. The Red Wings have had Danny DeKeyser on the Covid list again. The Griffins have games Friday and Saturday against Rockford and another game Monday against Cleveland.
The Red Wings play at home Saturday against the struggling New York Islanders.
Rumor of the Day
TSN addressed Montreal’s potential rebuild and the role Carey Price might play in it. Multiple teams would be interested if Carey Price was available on the market place. You’d have to guess that the Edmonton Oilers would be among them.
Around the NHL
Detroit: The Red Wings are usually hesitant to reveal injury or illness information about their players. But after last night’s win against the Seattle Kraken, Jeff Blashill announced that non-vaccinated Tyler Bertuzzi would be gone 10 days and miss five games. Feel free to make your own determination of what that means.
Boston: Sportsnet has commenced to speculate about Olympic lines. Crosby back with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron? We might be getting the band back together.
Montreal: Former NHL player. Daniel Briere is emerging as a GM candidate
St. Louis: Goalie Jordan Binnington is on the team’s Covid list.
Toronto: You saw McDavid light it up on Wednesday. Auston Matthews had a hat trick Wednesday. He is shooting for 50 goals.
Washington: Defenseman Martin Fehervary is 22 and has earned a spot on the Capitals’ top-pairing.
Vegas: The Golden Knights’ rally fell short in a 6-5 loss to Anaheim. Goalie Robin Lehner said his team needs to get better.
Colorado: Gabriel Landeskog also criticized his team, too. Landeskog said, “we weren’t a good hockey team,” in an 8-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.