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The Daily: Ivan Ivan a Sensation For Avalanche; Former Red Wings Smith, Zadina Drawing Praise From Sharks Coach Quinn

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Red Wings prospect Ivan Ivan
Forward Ivan Ivan was playing for the Red Wings at last year's NHL rookie tournament.

A player so nice they named him twice, a year ago that name recognition alone was gaining center Ivan Ivan some attention as he was participating with the Detroit Red Wings in their NHL rookie tournament in Traverse City, Michigan. This fall, Ivan is in camp with Detroit’s arch rivals the Colorado Avalanche and is turning heads for more than having doubled down on his name.

“Great skillset,” Avalanche coach Jared Bednar told Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now. “Crafty, really good hands and vision. Offensive guy who can skate. I see him as a prospect, I do.”

The Czech player is with the Colorado organization on an AHL contract with the Colorado Eagles.

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  • The Red Wings made Joe Veleno a 2018 first-round pick, yet the team still doesn’t have a true handle on expectations for the center

Red Wings Next Game

Sitting at 1-1 on the NHL preseason following a 4-3 win over Pittsburgh and a 4-3 loss at Washington, the Capitals come to Little Caesars Arena on Saturday (7 p.m. ET) for the second leg of the home-and-home set with Detroit.

Hockey Now Network

San Jose: David Quinn, coach of the San Jose Sharks, was heaping praise on former Red Wings forwards Filip Zadina and Givani Smith.

Vegas: Mark Stone, the Vegas Golden Knights captain, has a history of back problems. He took issue with a hit delivered on him by Los Angeles Kings forward Hayden Hodgson.

Boston: Brad Marchand, new captain of the Boston Bruins, was offering some advice to Stone – keep your head up.

Chicago: Goaltender Drew Commesso is impressing Chicago Blackhawks coach Luke Richardson with his coolness and composure between the pipes.

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins are assigning Ty Smith and Rem Pitlick to AHL Wilkes-Barre after both were clearing NHL waivers.

Philadelphia: Adam Ginning is making a strong case for a place on the defense of the Philadelphia Flyers.

New Jersey: Former Red Wings defenseman Robbie Russo was among 13 players the New Jersey Devils were assigning to AHL Utica.

Islanders: Competition for roster spots with the New York Islanders is heating up.

Washington: Second-round draft pick Andrew Cristall was returned to the WHL Kelowna Rockets by the Washington Capitals.

Carolina: The Michael Bunting experience is in full effect with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Montreal: As we see the addition of more training camp cuts to the NHL waiver wire, will the Montreal Canadiens be doing any shopping?

Florida: Seeking a spot with the Florida Panthers, Alex True got to know several other Panthers prospects well. His old team the Seattle Kraken and the Panthers were sharing an AHL affiliate.

Buffalo: Journeyman NHL goalie Michael Houser was among players given assignment to Rochester (AHL) as the Buffalo Sabres were trimming their camp roster to 39.