Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (spinal cord contusion) is reportedly done for the season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Per the report, that extends to the postseason, assuming the Wings qualify. In 11 games since coming over in a trade with the Stars, Cole notched three goals and six points for the Red Wings. The veteran forward is slated to become a free agent this offseason.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) was on the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

While Cole's return to the ice Wednesday is encouraging, it's unclear at this stage if he's a candidate to see any game action over the Wings' final two regular season contests.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper-body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Per the report, Cole -- who hasn't practiced in a week -- appears unlikely to suit up for a game before the end of the regular season.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Cole and Tomas Jurco (upper body) are both absent, while Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) is participating. All three forwards missed Thursday's game against the Bruins, despite early reports suggesting that Cole and Datsyuk would play.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Previous reports suggested that Cole could give it a go on Thursday, but his next chance to return to action won't arrive until Saturday's road contest against the Wild.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cole didn't skate during Wednesday's practice, but the Red Wings still seem optimistic that he'll be back after a four-game absence. His status should be verified one way or the other after Thursday's morning skate.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

On the plus side, Cole -- who has notched six points in 11 games for Detroit since being acquired from Dallas -- didn't rule out a potential return to action Thursday against the Bruins.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game, the Detroit News reports.

Cole did not even make the trip with the team to New York for the matchup with the Islanders as he continues to work back from an upper body injury. The Wings return home Tuesday to host Ottawa, a game for which Cole should be deemed questionable to play.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday and will likely miss the next two games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Cole suffered the injury Tuesday night, and then missed Thursday's game against the Sharks. He's now expected to miss a weekend back-to-back against the Lightning and Islanders, before Detroit faces Ottawa on Tuesday.

Erik Cole RW DET 4 months ago

Cole (upper body) will miss Thursday's game against the Sharks, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Cole exited Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period and didn't return. General manager Ken Holland said the winger would be re-evaluated Friday, at which point the Red Wings will determine if he'll be able to suit up for either of their games over the weekend. Cole's absence could pave the way for either Stephen Weiss or Dan Cleary to enter the lineup Thursday.