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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.

Erik Cole RW DET 2 Days

Cole left Tuesday's game against the Coyotes in the first period with an upper-boy injury and will not return, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

Cole left the ice hunched over in significant pain after suffering the injury. It's not clear how he succumbed to the ailment, nor how much future time it might cost him. Expect the Red Wings to relay an update on his condition before Thursday's tilt with the Sharks.

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Cole scored his 21st goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Blues.

Cole has now found the back of the net three times in his last five games, and has recorded six points in 10 games since being acquired by the Red Wings. The 36-year-old now has 39 points through 67 contests, down from the numbers he posted earlier in his career but his highest output since the 2011-12 season.

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Cole scored his 20th goal of the year Thursday, representing the whole of the Detroit offense in a 3-1 loss to the Panthers.

With that, Cole returns to the 20-goal club for the first time since 2011-12 with Montreal, when he scored a career-high 35. He's now got six 20-goal seasons under his belt, but this year's hasn't been particularly terrific -- Cole owns a modest 38 points in 65 games.

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Cole got on the scoresheet for the first time as a Red Wing on Friday, picking up two helpers in a 5-2 loss.

The veteran set up both of Justin Abdelkader's first-period goals, bringing his ledger to 18 goals and 17 assists on the season. Cole has been playing with Abdelkader and Henrik Zetterberg in his first two games in Hockeytown, so look for him to continue to clip along at a similar scoring pace as he did in Dallas for the rest of the season.

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Cole was a plus-1 with a shot on goal in 14:24 of ice time in a 2-1 overtime win over the Rangers.

Cole also spent a minute on the power play in the contest. He didn't have the flashy debut Marek Zidlicky had, but still played well in his first game with the Red Wings. He should get a decent number of scoring chances alongside Henrik Zetterberg as the season winds down.

Erik Cole RW DET 22 Days

Cole is slated to make his Red Wings' debut Wednesday against the Rangers, Mlive.com reports.

The same applies to fellow newcomer Marek Zidlicky, with Cole on track to skate on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader on Wednesday.

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The Stars traded Cole along with a 2015 third-round draft pick to the Red Wings on Sunday for Mattias Backman, Mattias Janmark and 2015 second-round draft pick, mlive.com reports.

Cole, who is in the final year of his contract, has recorded 18 goals and 33 points in 57 games with the Stars to date. The 36-year-old winger will add valuable size, experience and scoring punch to the Red Wings' forward corps as the team approaches the stretch run with the likes of Johan Franzen and Darren Helm banged up.

Erik Cole RW DET 25 Days

The Red Wings reportedly acquired Cole from the Stars on Sunday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

With a deal in the works, Cole wasn't on the ice for the Stars' warmups Sunday in advance of the team's contest against the Ducks, per Mark Stepneski of NHL.com, but at this stage it remains to be seen who is headed to Dallas in the reported trade.

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Cole scored for the second straight game and had an assist in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings.With Tyler Seguin (knee) out, Cole has been skating on the top line with Jamie Benn and Jason Spezza. The veteran has recorded at least one point in six of his last seven outings and is now at 17 goals and 31 points in 54 games on the season. Cole is worth looking at while he's on the top line, as he's got 11 goals in his last 19 games and is a key player on a Dallas team that's incurred just two regulation losses in their last seven games.