The Rangers have acquired Brendan Smith from the Red Wings for a second and third round pick.
Smith has spent the first six and a half seasons of his NHL career with the Red Wings but the pending unrestricted free agent has been traded because the Red Wings are selling contracts as their 25-year playoff streak appears to be coming to an end. Smith never really developed into the offensive force the Red Wings were hoping when they picked him in the first round in 2007. Smith won’t be in the lineup on Tuesday and has just two goals and three assists (five points) in 33 games this season.
Smith (knee) is expected to return to the Red Wings' lineup this weekend.
Smith has been out since January 4th, but is expected to play either Friday vs. the Islanders or Saturday in Nashville. When Smith returns, the Red Wings will likely need to waive on of their nine defensemen to make room for him.
Smith (knee) returned to practice on Thursday; not expected to return until after the All-Star break.
Smith has missed the last seven games with a knee injury, but returned to the ice on Thursday. Despite his return, Smith is likely a few weeks away from returning to the lineup. Look for the Red Wing defenseman to return after the All-Star break.
Smith (knee) will return to the Red Wings’ lineup on Tuesday.
Smith has missed the last 12 games with a knee injury, but will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Sabres. Smith is expected to replace Ryan Sproul and comes in with two goals and two assists in 20 games this season.
Smith will miss approximately four weeks with a knee injury.
Smith was injured midway through the Red Wings’ overtime loss to the Canadiens on Saturday. The Red Wings are already without Alexey Marchenko, so expect them to recall a defenseman from Grand Rapids (AHL), but for Xavier Ouellet to get back into the lineup for Tuesday’s game.
Smith will be back in the Red Wings’ lineup on Wednesday.
Smith was a healthy scratch for the last two games, but he will re-enter the lineup tonight with Alexey Marchenko out with an upper-body injury. Smith has had a tough season so far, collecting just four points (2G / 2A) in 17 games.
Smith (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Smith missed Monday’s practice because of an illness, so his status for Tuesday’s game is uncertain. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate, but if he can’t play, look for Jakub Kindl to return to the lineup.
Smith has served as a healthy scratch in the last two games but will get back into the lineup tonight in Calgary. Smith will be paired with Jonathan Ericsson and is expected to see some power-play time on the second unit. He has no points and one shot on goal in four games this season.