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The Daily: Former Red Wings D Biega announces retirement; Vegas-Flyers trade in the works?

Biega was a Detroit player for 62 games from 2019-21

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Former Red Wings defenseman Alex Biega has announced his retirement.

It would be wrong to assess Alex Biega’s Detroit Red Wings career as memorable. However, he was a Red Wings player and that alone is worthy of recognition. Only 900 some people can make such a boast.

Biega, 34, who skated in 62 games for Detroit from 2019-21, was recently announcing his retirement from hockey after 12 seasons as a pro.

“My dream was to play in the NHL and I accomplished that dream,” Biega posted on his Instagram account. “It was an honor and a privilege to step on the ice every time I had the opportunity to do so.

“The last 12 years have been nothing short of incredible and I never took a single moment for granted.”

Originally drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2006, Biega didn’t crack an NHL lineup until he played seven games for the Vancouver Canucks in 2014-15.

After five seasons with the Canucks, the Red Wings traded minor-leqgue forward David Pope to Vancouver for Biega on October 6, 2019. Biega accounted for six assists with Detroit.

Signing as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer of 2021, Biega saw action in his final two NHL games with the Leafs last season.

Griffins Reassign Cossa

Two players, including Red Wings 2021 first-round draft pick Sebastian Cossa, are being given reassignment from the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins. They are going to the ECHL Toledo Walleye.

The rookie netminder has appeared in three games with the Griffins, showing a 1-1-0 mark with a 5.57 GAA and a .783 save percentage.

Grand Rapids was also sending forward Trenton Bliss to the Walleye.

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Red Wings Next Game

In their last game, Detroit won 7-4 against Tampa Bay. The night rprior, the Lightning lost 4-1 at Toronto. Wednesday, the Red Wings are getting a Pittsburgh Penguins team (7:30 p.m. ET) coming home after taking a 5-1 licking from the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

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Pittsburgh: On the eve of facing the Red Wings, the Pittsburgh Penguins were whipped 5-1 by the New York Islanders.

Boston: With Senators goalie Cam Talbot stoning them, the Boston Bruins were 3-2 losers to Ottawa on Tuesday.

Florida: Injured Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad and Sasha Barkov were both back practicing on Tuesday.

Islanders: Forward Oliver Wahlstrom of the New York Islanders was lost for the rest of the game in the first period of Tuesday’s win over Pittsburgh. Wahlstrom was leaving the game after hitting his head on the boards. This outcome was resulting from being cross-checked by Penguins defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph.

Montreal: top three takeaways for the Montreal Canadiens through the first half of the 2022-23 NHL season.

Calgary: Barring a playoff matchup, on Tuesday the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers were staging the Battle of Alberta for the last time during the 2022-23 NHL campaign.

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San Jose: Jonah Gadjovich of the San Jose Sharks and Vancouver Canucks goalie Spencer Martin are brothers-in-law.

Washington: Former Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen of the Washington Capitals left Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers after being struck in the face with a puck.

Colorado: The Colorado Avalanche are hopeful that forward Nathan MacKinnon will be returning to action this week.

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