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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cole scored with the net empty in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.The freebie counts as Cole's 15th goal this season. With three goals in the past five games, Cole is rounding back into form. An upper-body injury that he sustained in late January appears to be a non-issue based on the fact that he's been averaging 15:05 TOI this month, which is slightly more than his season average (13:56).

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Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Avalanche.

Cole was a full participant in the Stars' morning skate Tuesday, working out on the second line with Jason Spezza and Ales Hemsky. The winger missed the previous three games with the injury, but because that trio been clicking prior to his absence, expect Cole to get plenty of an opportunity to reestablish rapport with Hemsky and Spezza.

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Cole (upper body) participated in Monday's practice, and he may return for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche, the Denver Post reports.

Cole is nearing a return, but he remains uncertain for Tuesday night. He's missed each of the last three games.

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Cole (upper body) will not play Saturday against the Jets, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Cole will miss his third straight game due to the injury. He's been able to practice the last few days, so he'll remain in the day-to-day camp for the time being, with a return to action perhaps coming next week.

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Cole (upper body) is expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Senators, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Cole indicated that he felt good after participating in Wednesday's practice, but the Stars will exercise a little precaution and keep him out for a second straight game. In addition to the upper-body injury, he has battled a cold recently, which probably has him running at less-than-optimal health at the moment.