Detroit Red Wings head coach announced some bad news for two veteran players ahead of Tuesday night's match against the Dallas Stars.
Both Darren Helm and Justin Abdelkader sustained injuries on January 13th against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and were unable to participate in Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Their respective statuses remain the same after today's morning skate, and it's unclear when either of them will return.
Dominic Turgeon, drafted 63rd overall in 2014, was called up and played his first ever NHL game.
KEN HOLLAND TO VANCOUVER?
Ken Holland is on an expiring contract, and with the team in decline, it's very possible that his long tenure in Detroit has finally come to an end. Meanwhile, the Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is also on an expiring deal, and while there have been talks of him getting extended with a new contract, the Canucks have simply not been good during his tenure, and a suggestion from local publication The Province has Holland as Benning's successor.
"As of this writing, the most popular scenario is Detroit GM Ken Holland, who’s also on the last year of his deal, moving to Vancouver as the hockey overlord in a restructured organization," The Province's Ed Willes writes. "That would leave a role for Benning in player personnel. It would also add that thing which has been missing from the Canucks’ front office since Trevor Linden and Benning were hired: the experienced voice of an executive with championship experience."
Do you want Holland to stay or go?