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Red Wings Bring In Veteran Help

The Red Wings remained active as the NHL trade deadline hit on Monday afternoon. After acquiring forward Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars on Sunday night, Detroit acquired defenseman Marek Zidlicky from the New Jersey Devils on Monday. Cole and Zidlicky are expected to practice with the team today and be in the lineup Wednesday night at home against the Rangers. To acquire Cole, the Red Wings lost prospects Mattias Backman and Mattias Janmark, as well as their second-round pick in this year's draft. Detroit got Zidlicky from the Devils for a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016. The Red Wings are six points behind Montreal for first place in the division. Read more...

Jose Iglesias Returns To The Lineup

For the first time in a year, Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias was back in the starting lineup on Monday. Iglesias played one inning in the Tigers exhibition season-opening 12-2 win against Florida Southern in Lakeland. Iglesias, who missed all of last season because of stress fractures in each of his legs, made one put-out and grounded out in his only at bat in the bottom of the first. Iglesias is expected to play again on Wednesday against Baltimore. The Tigers will begin Grapefruit League play today in Lakeland against the Orioles. Kyle Lobstein will get the start for Detroit. The left-hander posted a 4.35 ERA in seven games — six starts — for the Tigers last season. Read more...

Lions Will Not Franchise Ndamukong Suh

Whether Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh remains in Detroit or not next season, he will not carry the franchise tag. Read more...

Brad Ausmus Announces Spring Rotation

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has announced the rest of his scheduled starting rotation for the week. Tim Melville will head to the mound first today against Florida Southern in Lakeland. Kyle Lobstein will start the Tigers' Grapefruit League opener on Tuesday against the Orioles at Marchant Stadium. Anibal Sanchez will start the second game of the home-and-home series against Baltimore in Sarasota. Alfredo Simon will make his Tigers debut Thursday against Atlanta in Lakeland. David Price will start for Detroit on Friday against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. Justin Verlander will start against the Braves on Saturday at Disney. On Sunday, Shane Greene will make his Tigers debut against the Astros in Lakeland. Read more...

Tigers Face The Mocs Today In Lakeland

The Tigers will play their annual exhibition opener today against Florida Southern in Lakeland. Right hander Tim Melville will get the start for Detroit. Pitchers Kyle Ryan, Buck Farmer, Omar Duran, Jose Valdez, Angel Nesbitt and Joe Mantiply are expected to play today as well. Bryan Holaday gets the start at catcher. Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop and will bat second. Iglesias will play one inning in his first game since suffering stress fractures in both legs last Spring Training. Catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup, but will be available to play. Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are out. Read more...

Red Wings Trade For Erik Cole in Deal With Stars

The Red Wings added a veteran presence to their roster in the form of forward Erik Cole from the Dallas Stars. Read more...

Cabrera And Martinez Update

Miguel Cabrera is on the mend. The Tigers first baseman could be able to start fielding ground balls as soon as this weekend or early next week. Cabrera, who is rehabbing a surgically repaired right foot, has been hitting and throwing since arriving to Spring Training earlier this week. Cabrera has also been using an anti-gravity treadmill as part of his limited weight-bearing running program. Designated hitter Victor Martinez isn't expected to begin working out with the Tigers until next week. Martinez suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left knee during an off-season workout. Detroit opens exhibition play on Monday in Lakeland against Florida Southern. Read more...

Pistons And Knicks Tonight In Auburn Hills

The Pistons and Knicks will tip off tonight in Auburn Hills. Detroit is coming off Tuesday's 102-93 home loss to the Cavs. Losers of eight straight, New York is a league-worst 10-and-46. The Pistons are 2-and-0 versus the Knicks this season, winning 98-95 in Detroit on Nov. 5 and 97-81 at New York on Jan. 2. At 23-and-34, Detroit is one game behind Brooklyn and Charlotte for the East's final playoff spot. The Pistons will play at Washington on Saturday night. The Wizards will play in Philadelphia later tonight. Read more...

Red Wings Rally Past The Sharks

The Red Wings beat the Sharks 3-2 last night in San Jose. Luke Glendening scored the game-winning goal with 1:15 left. Teemu Pulkkinen and Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard kicked aside 20 shots. Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith left the game early because of a hand injury. Henrik Zetterberg missed his third straight game because of an upper body injury. The Red Wings are six points behind Montreal for first place in the Atlantic Division. Detroit will skate in Nashville on Saturday. With 89 points, the Predators are tops in the Central Division. Read more...

Pistons Prepping For The Knicks

The Pistons are getting ready for a visit from the Knicks on Friday night at the Palace. Detroit is coming off a loss to Cleveland, while New York has dropped eight straight. At 23-and-34, the Pistons are one game behind Brooklyn for the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. On Wednesday, the Pistons signed John Lucas III for the remainder of the season. Lucas, who has served two 10-day contracts, has played eight games for Detroit, averaging 5.0 points and 3.3 assists in 12.3 minutes per game. Read more...