Hudler's return to #Flames remains unknown as of now.
Hudler returned home because of the death of his father. Hudler could be available in some leagues, and could be worth an add for forward depth, as the Czech can still put the puck in the net. Monitor his return to the Flames and act accordingly.
DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi and Jiri Hudler did not practice Monday and probably won't be available for Tuesday's game against Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Detroit).
Make sure to keep either player out of your lineup tomorrow. Hudler has two goals and four points playing on scoring lines and the point on the power play.
The Red Wings have several players who can perform better in 2011-12, none more so than a trio of top-six forwards -- Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler -- who coach Mike Babcock said need to have "bounce-back years."
Hudler scored 10 goals and 37 points last season following a breakout, 57-point campaign in his last NHL season. To say the least he disappointed but showed signs of improving. He likely splits the difference and tops 40 points this season but won't have the ice time to hit the 60-point range.