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The Daily: Cancer Claims Ex-Red Wings Forward Schamehorn; Bieksa Calls Chara a Liar

Kevin Schamehorn made his NHL debut with the Red Wings in 1976-77

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Kevin Schamehorn played for the Red Wings in 1976-77 and 1979-80.

Kevin Schamehorn was a Wings legend. He was also briefly a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

Schamehorn lost his battle with prostate cancer this week. He was 66 years old.

His 14-season pro career includes five NHL games with the Red Wings. Detroit made Schamehorn the 58th player chosen in the 1976 NHL Amateur Draft.

Right-winger Schamehorn made his NHL debut with Detroit in 1976-77. He played two more games for the Red Wings in 1979-80. As well, Schamehorn spent five games with the Los Angeles Kings in 1980-81.

However, he would be gaining legendary status as a member of the IHL’s Kalamazoo Wings. Schamehorn ended up playing nine season for the K Wings. In 1978-79, he produced 45-57-102 totals for the club.

In 2018, the K Wings retired Schamehorn’s No. 26 jersey.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Would it have made a difference if Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde had gone with his best available lineup in Thursday’s 5-1 loss to the Florida Panthers?
  • The Red Wings have assigned rookie forward Elmer Soderblom to the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Detroit’s fourth line has won the trust of the coaching staff
  • Red Wings rookie Jonatan Berggren is emphatically stating his case for a permanent place in the NHL

Red Wings Next Game

Detroit is closing out a four-game road trip with a Saturday afternoon (2 pm ET) game at the American Airlines Center opposing the Dallas Stars. The Red Wings are 0-7-2 in their last nine visits to Dallas. They haven’t won their since a 3-2 overtime victory on Feb, 29, 2016.

Griffins Win In OT

With Alex Chaisson scoring at 16:05 of the third period and then Jared McIsaac netting 56 seconds into overtime, the Grand Rapids Griffins were rallying for a 2-1 victory over the Springfield Thunrderbirds on Friday.

Chiasson and Taro Hirose asststed on McIsaac’s OT winner. It was the 17th assist of the season for Hirose and 100th of his AHL career.

Magnus Hellberg made 21 saves for the victory. He’s 2-1 with a .941 save percentage with the Griffins. Forward Elmer Soderblom made his AHL debut for Grand Rapids.

Hockey Now Network

Philadelphia: As the Flyers were opening a road trip in Vegas on Friday, controversial defenseman Tony DeAngelo was a healthy scratch. Philadelphia Flyers

Calgary: Heading to Toronto following a 3-1 loss at Columbus, will the Flames turn to rookie Matthew Phillips? Calgary Flames

Pittsburgh: Defenseman Kris Letang (stroke) took the morning skate but was a scratch for Froday’s 4-3 OT win over the Buffalo Sabres. Pittsburgh Penguins

San Jose: Sharks rookie goalie Eetu Makiniemi made his NHL debut against the Vancouver Canucks. San Jose Sharks

Washington: Winners of three straight, the Capitals feel they’re getting better, but still not at their best. Washington Capitals

Vegas: The depth of the Golden Knights is being tested by the club’s current rash of injuries. Vegas Golden Knights

Islanders: In a battle of two of the NHL’s most surprising teams, the Islanders outscored the New Jersey Devils 6-4. New York Islanders

Struggles Continuing For Avalanche

Colorado: Coach Jared Bednar recognizes that things are tough right now for the Avalanche. He also understands that the rest of the NHL could care less. Colorado Avalanche

Dallas: After solving their issues with the Ottawa Senators, the Stars will aim to maintain their hoodoo over the Red Wings. Dallas Stars

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Boston: Former Bruins captain Zdeno Chara says the Vancouver Canucks were practising carrying the Stanley Cup during the 2011 Cup final series between the two teams. Ex-Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa says that this “100% never happened.” Boston Bruins

Florida: The value of Sasha Barkov to the Panthers was evident in how he was helping to dismantle the Red Wings upon his return to action on Thursday. Florida Panthers

Montreal: What is the value of Canadiens defenseman Joel Edmundson on the NHL trade market? Montreal Canadiens

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