Daniel Cleary RW DET 5 Days

Daniel Cleary wants to prove those that question his contract wrong.

Cleary agreed to a one-year deal worth at least $1.5 million and up to an additional $1 million in bonuses. That's significant given how much he's declined in recent years. His 2013-14 campaign was another low for him as he had just eight points in 52 games. "You want to prove people wrong," said Cleary. "My main objective is get healthy and play the way I know I can. Last year was a tough year." He might do a bit better this season if he can stay healthy, but we wouldn't count on him having any fantasy value in standard leagues.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 11 Days

Daniel Cleary is hoping to bounce back in 2014-15.

Cleary inked a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings after recording just eight points in 52 games last season. "My program has been one of loyalty, and there's good things and bad things that go with that," Red Wings GM Ken Holland said on re-signing Cleary despite his struggles. "Way more good, in my opinion. I reached out to a lot of people before signing Dan, and he's very popular in our organization and with our on-ice leaders." Perhaps Holland will be rewarded for taking a chance on Cleary, but we doubt it. We think Cleary's days as a reliable secondary scorer are over.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 12 Days

Daniel Cleary has agreed to a one-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

Cleary will earn $1.5 million in base salary, but he can make an extra $1 million in bonuses. He had four goals and eight points in 52 games in 2013-14.

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The Detroit Red Wings are talking with Daniel Cleary about a contract extension.

Cleary had just eight points in 51 games in 2013-14, so he probably won't get much out of the Red Wings. In fact, it's believed that Detroit might only offer him a two-way deal.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 4 Months

There's a chance that Daniel Cleary (knee) could be done for the season.

He hasn't played since Jan. 28, but several of those absences were the result of him being a healthy scratch.

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Daniel Cleary has suffered a knee injury.

Detroit expects Clear to miss at least three games as a result. He has eight points and 31 penalty minutes in 52 games this season.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 5 Months

Daniel Cleary, who has been a healthy scratch for four conseuctive games, will likely sit out a fifth Saturday against Tampa.

The veteran winger is having a tough time cracking the Wings' lineup with the emergence of Gustav Nyquist, Tomas Tatar and Riley Sheahan. Needless to say, Cleary no longer has any fantasy value.

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Daniel Cleary will be a healthy scratch on Friday.

Detroit adjusted their lineups because Henrik Zetterberg (back) is ready to return. Cleary has four goals and eight points in 52 games in 2013-14.

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Daniel Cleary will visit with a dentist Tuesday morning before Detroit's outdoor practice in Ann Arbor.

He was struck in the mouth by a puck in the first period of Saturday's game in Florida and lost 10 teeth. "My lower seven (teeth) and three in front, all gone," Cleary said. "It stinks. It was like candy in your mouth and your spitting (it out). Kind of gross to talk about. What are you going to do?" He played through some pain in that contest and was in the lineup again on Monday.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 7 Months

Daniel Cleary scored with just 1:58 remaining in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

He also picked up four minutes in penalties. Cleary has three goals and three assists in 35 games this campaign.