Erik Cole
LW FA
3 months ago

Cole inked an honorary deal with Carolina to allow him to retire as a member of the Hurricanes, Lindsay Kramer of Syracuse.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cole was drafted by Carolina in the third round of the 1998 NHL Draft and spent nine seasons with the club, before making additional stops with Edmonton, Montreal, Dallas and Detroit. All told, the Clarkson University product played in 892 NHL games in which he registered 265 goals, 267 assists and 659 PIM. Part of the Stanley Cup champions in 2006, Cole also suited up for the United States in 20 contests from 2005-07, including the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (spinal cord contusion) is reportedly done for the season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Per the report, that extends to the postseason, assuming the Wings qualify. In 11 games since coming over in a trade with the Stars, Cole notched three goals and six points for the Red Wings. The veteran forward is slated to become a free agent this offseason.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) was on the ice for Wednesday's optional practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

While Cole's return to the ice Wednesday is encouraging, it's unclear at this stage if he's a candidate to see any game action over the Wings' final two regular season contests.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper-body) will miss Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Per the report, Cole -- who hasn't practiced in a week -- appears unlikely to suit up for a game before the end of the regular season.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Cole and Tomas Jurco (upper body) are both absent, while Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) is participating. All three forwards missed Thursday's game against the Bruins, despite early reports suggesting that Cole and Datsyuk would play.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) won't play Thursday against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Previous reports suggested that Cole could give it a go on Thursday, but his next chance to return to action won't arrive until Saturday's road contest against the Wild.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) is expected to return to the ice for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Cole didn't skate during Wednesday's practice, but the Red Wings still seem optimistic that he'll be back after a four-game absence. His status should be verified one way or the other after Thursday's morning skate.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

On the plus side, Cole -- who has notched six points in 11 games for Detroit since being acquired from Dallas -- didn't rule out a potential return to action Thursday against the Bruins.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game, the Detroit News reports.

Cole did not even make the trip with the team to New York for the matchup with the Islanders as he continues to work back from an upper body injury. The Wings return home Tuesday to host Ottawa, a game for which Cole should be deemed questionable to play.

Erik Cole
LW FA
3 years ago

Cole (upper body) is not practicing Friday and will likely miss the next two games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Cole suffered the injury Tuesday night, and then missed Thursday's game against the Sharks. He's now expected to miss a weekend back-to-back against the Lightning and Islanders, before Detroit faces Ottawa on Tuesday.