Ian White D DET Dec 23 '78

Ian White missed Wednesday's game for personal reasons.

White should be back on Friday. The timing is unfortunate, given that White just got back into the Red Wings' lineup on Sunday after spending six straight games in the press box.

Ian White D DET Dec 20 '78

Ian White returned to the Detroit lineup on Sunday after being a healthy scratch for the previous six games.

White saw 16:04 minutes of action and was plus-one. White has struggled offensively this season with only one goal and two points in 15 games after a seven goal, 32 point effort last season, although he did have only eight points in his last 31 games. Keep him reserved for now. Brian Lashoff was a healthy scratch.

Ian White D DET Dec 16 '78

Ian White has reached out to Red Wings GM Ken Holland and coach Mike Babcock as he continues to spend games in the press box.

White is scheduled to be a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game on Thursday, but he hasn't asked for a trade. "No, we're not there yet. We're not there yet," White said. "But I was just voicing this is game five, and you play so many games in such a fast period that it can get away from you pretty quick. You look, after the weekend, it'll be seven straight games if you don't play. And for (Babcock's) sake, where do I fit? And for him, we have (Carlo) Colaiacovo coming back right away, too. So you just try to get a determination of where (Babcock) thinks you fit and where Ken thinks you fit -- now and going forward, as well." White, who is capable of being a solid offensive defenseman, has just two points in 14 games this season.

Ian White D DET Dec 12 '78

Ian White is expected to spend his third straight game in the press box on Sunday.

Red Wings coach Mike Babcock doesn't want to alter his lineup after Thursday's 2-1 victory over Thursday. White was surprised when he was initially made a healthy scratch, but he will eventually get another shot with Detroit.

Ian White D DET Dec 08 '78

Ian White will be a healthy scratch Wednesday night.

"I am taken aback," White said after learning about the decision. "I didn't see this coming. I feel like I'm playing the same way I've played the last seven years. I work as hard as I can every night. Maybe I don't have the stats this year that I've had in the past, but I feel I'm working hard and playing the same way I always have." The Wings will welcome back Brendan Smith and Kyle Quincey to the lineup against Los Angeles, but their return comes at the expense of White and Kent Huskins. White has posted two points, 16 shots and a minus-2 rating in 14 games this season.

Ian White D DET Nov 17 '78

Ian White was back in the Detroit lineup Tuesday after missing five games with a leg laceration.

White's return after only two weeks on the sidelines places him at the short end of his initial timeframe of 2-3 weeks. He played 18:49 in the game and didn't record a shot on goal. Feel free to activate him if you normally would.

Ian White D DET Nov 15 '78

Ian White (leg laceration) is hoping to return to action this week and perhaps as early as Tuesday.

White suffered the injury on Jan. 22 and the worry still is that the laceration will re-open if his knee bends too much. The Red Wings are having plenty of trouble this season with most stemming from the retirement of Nicklas Lidstrom, so they could really use White back on the point. He is worth putting in your lineup as soon as he is healthy enough to play.

Ian White D DET Nov 12 '78

Ian White (leg) is hoping to return to Detroit's lineup on Tuesday.

White will still miss his fourth straight game on Friday and fifth consecutive contest on Saturday. He had seven goals and 32 points in 77 games last season.

Ian White D DET Nov 09 '78

Ian White (lacerations on leg) is expected to start skating later this week.

GM Ken Holland said that White is still at least a week away from returning to action so do not activate him just yet. He was injured a week ago and needed surgery to repair the lacerations above his knee and the thought was he would miss two-three weeks. White said it would be closer to two and that would bring him back later next week.

Ian White D DET Nov 06 '78

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White (leg) is both optimistic and concerned about his needed time out of his team's lineup.

White had surgery on lacerations above his knee Tuesday. The club suggested he would be out two to three weeks. "Unfortunately two or three weeks in this season is quite a few games," White said. "It feels pretty good. I see it being closer to two weeks than three."