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Red Wings bringing back coach Jeff Blashill for 4th season

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings are bringing coach Jeff Blashill for a fourth season, sticking with him while they rebuild after missing the postseason for the second year in a row.

"I'm big on experience," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said after announcing the decision on Tuesday.

Detroit extended its postseason streak to 25 years in 2016 during Blashill's debut season as an NHL coach. The Red Wings have fallen short since then and are 104-105-37 in three seasons under Blashill, who won one playoff game two years ago. Holland, who has been Detroit's GM since 1997 and recently agreed to a two-year contract extension, decided to stay with Blashill as the Red Wings look for the right mix of youth and experience to get back in the mix in the Eastern Conference.

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Leaders
Points: D. Larkin63
Plus/Minus: J. Hicketts5
Shots on Goal: D. Larkin232
PIM: J. Abdelkader78
Win: J. Howard22
Shutouts: J. Howard1
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 212 (28)
Shots: 2490 (25)
PP%: 17.5% (24)
Penalty Minutes: 726 (13)
Assists: 363 (28)
SH Goals: 9 (8)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
xyz-Tampa Bay 54 23 5 113
x-Boston 50 20 12 112
x-Toronto 49 26 7 105
Florida 44 30 8 96
Detroit 30 39 13 73
Montreal 29 40 13 71
Ottawa 28 43 11 67
Buffalo 25 45 12 62
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 254 (9)
Shots Against: 2613 (17)
PK%: 77.5% (23)
Penalty Minutes: 681 (18)
Shutouts: 4 (16)
Sv%: 0.903 (24)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/14 P. Parenteau Retired
5/25 G. Lindstrom Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
5/21 P. Rybar Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
5/7 D. Pope Signed Two-year, entry-level contract
4/8 J. Coreau Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/7 J. Coreau Waived
4/4 J. Hicketts Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/4 T. McCollum Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/4 E. Svechnikov Sent to minors Grand Rapids-AHL
4/3 T. McCollum Called up from minors from Grand Rapids-AHL
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