Daniel Cleary RW DET 8 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.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 8 Months

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.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 9 Months

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 9 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.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 10 Months

Daniel Cleary scored the lone goal for Detroit in its 2-1 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

A pretty discouraging performance from the Red Wings at home against a team as punchless as the Panthers. It's pretty alarming that Detroit couldnt't muster up more offense in this one. Cleary's goal was his second of the season. Justin Abdelkader and Cory Emmerton dished out the helpers.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 10 Months

Daniel Cleary will draw back into Detroit's lineup on Friday night versus Washington.

He was a healthy scratch on Tuesday and has three points in 18 games this year. Tomas Tatar will take his place in the press box as a healthy scratch.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 10 Months

Daniel Cleary will spend Tuesday's game in the press box.

"For a guy of (Cleary's) hockey sense and his ability he's got to be a factor every night and I don't see that," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. Cleary is a solid complimentary player with Detroit, but he isn't worth owning in standard leagues.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 10 Months

Daniel Cleary might be a healthy scratch on Tuesday.

He skated with extras Jordin Tootoo and Patrick Eaves during Monday's practice. Johan Franzen also said he's ready to return, so someone will have to go out. Cleary has generated just one goal and two assists in 18 games.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 11 Months

Daniel Cleary potted the game-winning goal in Detroit's 3-2 triumph over Boston Monday afternoon.

He put the Wings up by a score of 3-1 with his first goal of the season during the second period. Cleary's marker came shortly after Stephen Weiss scored his second of the year. Henrik Zetterberg's fifth tally opened the scoring in the first frame.

Daniel Cleary RW DET 12 Months

Daniel Cleary summed up Detroit's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins with the statement: "It didn't look like us."

Detroit is projected to battle with the Boston Bruins for the Atlantic Division title, but you wouldn't have known that based on Saturday's contest. In Detroit's defense, it was their third game in four nights. They'll get a rest now before playing the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday.