Detroit Red Wings Injury Updates

Injuries are part of the game, but the infirmary continues to fill up for the Detroit Red Wings. Currently, seven players are on Injured Reserve (IR), and one is expected back as early as next week. Here is a look at the Red Wings players who are out and when they are expected to return.

Gustav Lindstrom-RD

Salary: $850,000

Lindstrom played his last game on November 10 against the New York Rangers. He is currently out with an undisclosed injury and could be back any day. In 13 games this year, Lindstrom has picked up one assist and has a -5 rating with nine shots on goal. Now in his fourth season with Detroit, Lindstrom can become a restricted free agent (RFA) at the end of the season.

Elmer Soderblom-LW

Salary: $878,333

Soderblom played his last game on November 8 against the Montreal Canadiens. He is currently out with a lower-body injury and could be back as early as December 6. Soderblom has not resumed skating, so the timeline for a return will likely be pushed back at some point next week. In 13 games this year, Soderblom scored two goals and has a -5 rating with 20 shots on goal. An NHL rookie, Soderblom will likely need some conditioning time in Grand Rapids (AHL) before he resumes his season in Detroit.

Jakub Vrana-LW/RW

Salary: $5,250,000

Vrana played the opening two games of the season with Detroit and then entered the NHL player assistance program. His return was last updated on November 3; at that time, he was expected to be out until December 6. With this date just around the corner, an updated return is expected to be announced at some point early next week. In two games this year, Vrana has scored one goal, one assist, two points, a +1 rating, and five shots on goal. Now in his seventh NHL season and third in Detroit, Vrana can become an unrestricted free agent (UFA) at the end of the 2023-2024 season.

Filip Zadina-RW/LW

Salary: $1,825,000

Zadina played his last game on November 5 against the New York Islanders. He is currently out with a lower-body injury and is expected to be out until at least December 31. In nine games this year, Zadina is still without a point, has a -3 rating, and has 12 shots on goal. Now in his fifth season with Detroit, Zadina is in the first year of the three-year extension he signed last summer. He can become an (RFA) at the end of the 2024-2025 season.

Robby Fabbri-C/LW

Salary: $4,000,000

Fabbri played his last game on March 10 last season against the Minnesota Wild. He is currently out after having successful knee surgery. He has resumed skating and is expected to be out until at least January 4. When his season begins, Fabbri will be entering his seventh season in the NHL. Fabbri is in the first year of the three-year extension he signed last season. He can become a UFA at the end of the 2024-2025 season.

Tyler Bertuzzi-LW

Salary: $4,750,000

Bertuzzi played his last game on November 30 against the Buffalo Sabres. He had surgery on Friday and is expected to miss six weeks. He is expected to be out until at least January 14. In nine games this year, Bertuzzi had one goal, three assists, four points, a -1 rating, and 22 shots on goal. Now in his seventh season with Detroit, Bertuzzi is in the final year of his contract and can become a UFA at the end of the season.

Matt Luff-RW

Salary: $750,000

Luff played his last game on November 8 against the Montreal Canadiens. He is currently out with a wrist injury and is expected to be out until at least January 19. In seven games this year, Luff has one goal, a -1 rating, and five shots on goal. Now in his fifth NHL season and first with Detroit, Luff can become an (RFA) at the end of the season.

Mark Pysyk-RD

Salary: $850,000

Pysyk played his last game on April 29 last season against the Chicago Blackhawks. He is currently out after having successful surgery on his Achilles. An update from November 23 now has Pysyk’s return pushed back to at least February 7. When his season begins, Pysyk will be entering his 11th season in the NHL. Pysyk is currently on a one-year contract with Detroit. He can become a UFA at the end of the season.

Chris Giles

Chris Giles is a former junior hockey player and coach from Canada. He has been a diehard Detroit Red Wings fan for almost 50 years. Chris is an avid golfer who has volunteered at several PGA and Canadian Open Championships throughout North America.

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