Feb 27, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Alfredsson (11) during warmup prior to game against Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings Weekend Update

Red Wing News

Alfie will wait to make decision on future – Detroit Red Wings

If Alfie can continue to play at the level he is accustomed to, then the Red Wings should definitely bring him back next season.

Johan Franzen’s passing helps lead Detroit Red Wings’ new top line; Petr Mrazek called up from Grand Rapids – Detroit Free Press

Franzen’s passing ability is not as well know as his shooting, but he has great touch.

Red Wings’ Jonas Gustavsson has more groin issues; Petr Mrazek recalled to back-up Jimmy Howard – Mlive

Mrazek has played well in his stints with the Wings, but losing Gustavsson could hurt the Wings down the stretch.

Helm able to find a bit of humor with his latest setback keeping him off the ice – Red Wings Front

Humor or not, the Red Wings need him on the ice.

Is Legwand-centered line with Franzen, Nyquist answer to Wings’ offensive woes? – The Detroit News

Bringing in a center, who can create opportunities for his linemates makes a big difference and until Datsyuk or Zetterberg return the pressure will be on Legwand.

Acquiring David Legwand didn’t help Red Wings’ odds of winning Stanley Cup – Mlive

With Datsyuk and Zetterberg out, of course it does not, but if they can return for the playoffs it will make a HUGE difference.

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