Brendan Smith News
New York Rangers
The Rangers have signed Brendan Smith to a four-year extension worth $17.4M ($4.35M AAV).
Smith only played in 51 games in 2016-17, including 18 with the Rangers after being acquired at the trade deadline. He averaged a career-high 20:10 TOI/GM in New York and will be leaned on as a second-pairing defenseman in 2017-18. Smith has a career-best of 19 points (in 2013-14).
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) will be back in the lineup on Friday.
Smith has not played in the last five games because of an illness, but will replace Jakub Kindl in tonight’s lineup. Smith has just one goal and one assist in 12 games this season.
Smith (illness) will not play on Wednesday.
Smith was on the ice for the Red Wings’ morning skate but will not play tonight as he misses his fifth straight contest.
Smith will be scratched for a second straight game.
Smith missed Tuesday’s game with an illness and despite being on the ice for the morning skate, Smith will sit for a second straight game. With Smith out, Jakub Kindl will remain in the lineup.
Smith (illness) will not play on Tuesday.
Smith missed Monday’s practice with an illness, but did take part in Tuesday’s morning skate. Despite skating this morning, Smith will be held out of the lineup. Jakub Kindl will re-enter the lineup.
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.