Smith is expected to get into the lineup in Game 3.
Smith served as a healthy scratch for the season finale and the first two games of the regular season, but he will be back in the lineup for Game 3 in Detroit. Smith had 13 points (4G / 9A) in 76 games this season.
Smith was a healthy scratch in the season finale after taking a delay of game penalty from the bench in the Red Wings OT loss to the Canadiends on March 9th. It looks like he is still in Mike Babcock’s doghouse, so he will sit in Game 1 while Alexey Marchenko makes his playoff’s debut.
While a number of Red Wings are being given the night off for rest reasons, it is believed that Smith will be a legitimate healthy scratch after taking a dumb penalty in Thursday’s OT loss to the Canadiens. Alexey Marchenko will replace Smith.
Smith (arm) will be a game-time decision on Saturday afternoon.
Smith left Thursday’s game in San Jose with an arm injury after being slew-footed by Logan Couture. Couture was fined for the play yesterday, but it may cost Smith a game because he is questionable for today’s contest vs. the Predators. Xavier Oullet has been recalled and will play if Smith can’t.
The Red Wings have activated Brendan Smith (hand) from IR and he will play Sunday.
Smith has missed the last five games with a hand infection he suffered in a fight with Nick Foligno. With Smith being activated, the Red Wings have assigned Xavier Ouellet to Grand Rapids. Smith has six points (2G / 4A) in 18 games this season.
The Red Wings have placed Brendan Smith (hand) on the seven-day IR.
Smith has an infection in his hand following a fight with Nick Foligno on Tuesday night. He had already been ruled out of Thursday's game, but it seemed possible that he would be able to join the team in Toronto. Now that he has been placed on IR he won't be eligible to play until next Wednesday vs. the Flyers.
Smith suffered a hand infection on Tuesday, will not play on Thursday.
Smith suffered the infection in a fight with Nick Foligno and he will not travel to Winnipeg. Smith could meet the team in Toronto for Saturday’s game, but Jakub Kindl will get into the lineup on Thursday.
With all the injuries in Detroit, they are desperate and have resulted to moving D-men up front. Smith says that he has not played forward since he was 15/16 and playing AAA on a line with Sam Gagner and John Tavares. Unfortunately for him, his linemates are likely going to be Cory Emmerton and Teemu Pulkkinen, a small step-down from Gagner and Tavares I'd say.
Smith (shoulder) returns to the Red Wings lineup tonight.
Smith missed the last six games, in which the Red Wings went 0-5-1. Smith has had a slow start to the season with just one assist and a minus-7 rating in 11 games. He will dress as the Red Wings seventh defensman vs. the Predators tonight. He has no fantasy value until he starts putting numbers on the stat sheet.
Smith has missed the last six games after suffering a shoulder injury on November 2. Once considered a top-prospect with loads of offensive upside, Smith had just eight assists in 34 games last season and has only recorded a single assist with a minus-7 rating in 11 games this year. The Red Wings may dress seventh defensemen tomorrow, so it is unknown where Smith will slot in.
Smith (shoulder) does not appear to be ready to return tomorrow vs. Washington.
Smith skated on the Red Wings extra pair this morning suggesting he will not be in the lineup tomorrow. Smith has missed the last four games after being injured on November 2. He has one assist and a minus-7 rating in 11 games.
Smith was ruled out of tonight's game on Monday but he could dress on Friday vs. Washington or Saturday vs. the Islanders. Smith has struggled to start the 2013-14 season with one assist and a minus-7 rating in 11 games. Xavier Ouellet will play again tonight.