On the surface, the decision of Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom to step away from the NHL after attempting a return from hip resurfacing surgery might not seem of great concern to Detroit Red Wings fans. However, it could be taken as a note of caution if the Red Wings are seriously considering the pursuit of Patrick Kane.
— Talkin’ Hawkey (@TalkinHawkey) September 27, 2023
Kane is currently recuperating from a hip resurfacing surgery similar to the procedure Backstrom underwent in 2022. Detroit is among the teams being linked as a possible landing spot for UFA Kane. Carl Hagelin is the only other NHLer to return to action from hip resurfacing surgery. Jesse Puljujarvi is also looking to return to the ice following this type of procedure.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Wasting a quality effort from goalie James Reimer, Detroit lost 2-0 at home to the Florida Panthers
- Red Wings prospect Dmitri Buchelnikov is thrilled to be playing in the KHL
- Injured Detroit forward Robby Fabbri is nearing a return to action
- The Ghost, aka Shayne Gostisbehere, is bringing offensive spirit to Detroit’s back end
Red Wings Next Game
For the second Saturday in succession, the Red Wings are facing the Boston Bruins. This time it’s in Detroit at LCA (7 p.m. ET). Boston won 4-1 on home ice last Saturday, but the Bruins will be without D Charlie McAvoy (NHL suspension) and Matt Grzelcyk (LTIR).
Florida: Playing his 672nd game for the team in a 2-0 win at Detroit, Florida Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov set a new mark for games played in franchise history.
Boston: During his 21 games with them Bsoton Bruins, former Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was developing a fondness for Brad Marchand.
— Case Bruman (@DukeBruman) November 3, 2023
Toronto: Speaking of Marchand, he could find himself in trouble with NHL Supplementary Discipline following a questionable hit into the boards that was injuring Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Timothy Liljegren.
Montreal: An ideal scenario in which the Montreal Canadiens could trade forward Sean Monahan.
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Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan wants to bring the red line back to the NHL.
Philadelphia: With Carter Hart out of action, it’s going to be up to backup goalie Sam Ersson to step up for the Philadelphia Flyers.
Washington: Veteran forwards T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson will alternate wearing the “A” for the Washington Capitals in Backstrom’s absence.
New Jersey: Playing as second-line center in place of injured New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier, Michael McLeod is rising to the occasion.
Islanders: Goalie Semyon Varlamov backstopped the New York Islanders to a shutout win over his old club the Washington Capitals.
Chicago: Assessing the college prospects in the Chicago Blackhawks system.
Colorado: Here’s a 25-second clip of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar simply being better than everyone else on tbe ice.
Nashville: It’s not enough for Filip Forsberg to get chances. The Nashville Predators star needs to be turning them into goals.