Jonathan Ericsson D DET 26 Days

Ericsson netted his third goal of the season and gathered two PIM in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

The goal helped Ericsson push his point streak to four games, a surprise development for a player who had accumulated only nine in his first 46 games. It's that larger sample of production that fantasy owners should put more stock in; Ericsson shouldn't be mistaken for a consistent offensive threat for the Wings.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 30 Days

Ericsson tallied an assist and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Florida.

Ericsson has one point in each of his last two games, but it's the blocked shots and gritty play that earns Ericsson the 20:10 average ice time per game.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 2 Months

Ericsson scored the Red Wings' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night. It was his first point in 14 games and first goal of the season.

We've said it before -- he's not in the lineup for his offensive chops. And his hits are off his typical average, so he's one of those rare guys whose value is almost zero in all formats.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 3 Months

Ericsson tallied his fourth assist of the season Thursday in a 4-3 victory over the Jets.

Ericsson is not in the lineup for his offensive skills, although he has chipped in two assists in his last two games. After scoring 11 points in 48 contests in 2013-14, he has four in 19 games this season.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 4 Months

Ericsson was credited with a secondary assist on Henrik Zetterberg's overtime game-winner Saturday versus the Maple Leafs.

Ericsson was limited in the preseason while first recovering from offseason finger surgery and later nursing a groin and hip flexor injury, but has suited up for all five of the Red Wings' regular-season tilts. As more of a stay-at-home defenseman, he probably won't be able to crack 20 points over an 82-game schedule.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Ericsson (hip) is scheduled to play in Saturday's preseason game,'s Ansar Khan reports.

Coach Mike Babcock didn't know whether or not he'd actually follow through with the plan and use Ericsson in Saturday's game, but the fact that he's at least received clearance to play suggests that the hip flexor injury isn't much of a concern any longer. He should be near 100 percent healthy when the Red Wings opener their season Oct. 9 against the Bruins.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Ericsson (hip flexor) isn't certain if he'll play in the Red Wings' remaining two preseason games,'s Ansar Khan reports.

Though Ericsson returned to practice Wednesday, he may not be operating at full speed when the Red Wings conclude their exhibition schedule Saturday. He does, however, feel that he will be 100 percent healthy for the Oct. 9 opener against the Bruins, especially after he gets in a few more hard skates. The blueliner is also returning from a broken finger that prevented him from playing in the final 14 regular-season contests and the playoffs, but that particular injury isn't expected to hinder him any further.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Ericsson (groin/hip flexor) was held out of practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Ansar Khan of reports.

He's considered day-to-day, and the Wings continue to suggest that the injury is not serious.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Ericsson was held out of Monday's morning skate due to a groin/hip flexor issue,'s Ansar Khan reports.

The Red Wings are calling Ericsson day-to-day with the injury, but the assumption is that it's not something that will keep him out of any regular season action. Ericsson also headed into camp at less than 100 percent following March finger surgery, but he seemed to have rounded back to full health prior to Monday's setback.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Though Ericsson acknowledged Wednesday that he's not 100 percent recovered from Mar. 19 surgery on his finger, he expects to be ready for the Red Wings' regular-season opener,'s Ansar Khan reports.

The Red Wings will more than likely proceed slowly with Ericsson during training camp, but for the time being, there seems to be little doubt that he'll be on the ice for Game 1. After he was limited to 48 games during an injury-plagued 2013-14 season, Ericsson will look for better health during the upcoming campaign. Ericsson join Niklas Kronwall on the team's top pairing, but his historically meager offensive productive makes him the far less viable fantasy option of the two players.