Red Wings

The Red Wings lost to the Montreal Canadians 2-0 Monday night in Detroit.  The game was scoreless until the last 2 ½ minutes. Montreal added an empty-net goal to make it 2-0.  Goalie Jimmy Howard made his second straight start after returning from a groin injury and turned aside 27 shots in the loss. Detroit will play the next six games on the road, beginning tomorrow night against the Blackhawks in Chicago.

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Red Wings Roster News

Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been out for six weeks with a concussion and doesn't appear close to returning. Franzen hasn't been cleared to even begin off-ice workouts due to headaches and hasn't been at Joe Louis Arena much.  Franzen, who has a history of concussions, was injured from a blindside hit by Edmonton's Rob  Klinkhammer on Jan. 6th. Franzen finished the game but began experiencing concussion symptoms the next day.

The Red Wings assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Grand Rapids Griffins following Monday's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens at Joe Louis Arena.  Mrazek had dressed as the back-up to Jimmy Howard the past two games. Jonas Gustavsson, a healthy scratch the past two games, will serve as Howard's backup starting with Wednesday's game in Chicago.

College Basketball

No. 5 Maryland escaped with a 75-69 win over Michigan State on Monday night in women’s basketball.  Aerial Powers scored 18 points for the Spartans, who led by a point with less than 10 minutes left but couldn't make enough shots down the stretch to pull off an upset.

Michigan’s men’s team hosts Michigan State tonight at Crisler Center.  The Spartans beat Michigan a couple of weeks ago, a 10-point overtime win.  Michigan coach John Beilein says injured point guard Derrick Walton will not play.  Walton has been dealing with toe problems and hasn't played since Jan. 24. The Wolverines are also without guard Caris LeVert, who is out for the season with a foot injury.  MSU at Michigan….broadcast at 8pm on WBCK.

Pistons

The Pistons are off until Friday when they welcome the Chicago Bulls in to the Palace. Detroit starts the second half of the season at 21-and-33, or 12 games under .500.

Lions Draft

The NFL Draft Combine begins today as players arrive at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis On-field workouts start on Friday.

High School Scores and Schedules

Boys Basketball

Butternut Homeschool 65, Maple Valley 47.

Girls Basketball

St. Philip 63, Tekonsha 14.  St. Phillip moves to 14-4 on the season.  Nina Winkley had 10 points to lead St. Phillip.

Climax-Scotts 61, Burr Oak 16. Climax-Scotts is now 10-6.  Mary Smith and McKenzie Hennessy had 12 points each.

Athens 60, Jonesville 41.  Allyson Fuller finished with 19 points.

Homer 35, Reading 21.  Bailey Manis finished with 10 points.

Camden-Frontier 46, Bellevue 24.

Tuesday, February 17th

Boys Basketball

St. Philip at Tekonsha   (St. P 10-5, T 5-10)

Lakeview at Portage Central   (L 1-13)

Jackson Lumen Christi at Harper Creek   (HC 14-1)

Coldwater at Pennfield   (P 9-5)

Reading at Athens   (At 3-10)

Bellevue at Camden-Frontier   (Be 10-5)

Bronson at Centreville   (Br 4-9)

Climax-Scotts at Burr Oak   (C-S 13-3)

Delton at Schoolcraft   (D 8-5)

Galesburg-Augusta at Constantine   (G-A 4-11)

Union City at Homer   (UC 12-3, Ho 8-6)

Maple Valley at Lansing Christian   (MV 3-11)

Parma Western at Marshall   (Ma 7-7)

Olivet at Perry   (O 8-6)

Concord at Quincy   (Q 13-0)

Girls Basketball

Portage Central at Lakeview   (L 8-7)

Harper Creek at Jackson Lumen Christi   (HC 10-6)

Pennfield at Coldwater   (P 8-8)

Schoolcraft at Delton   (D 5-10)

Constantine at Galesburg-Augusta   (G-A 12-4)

Gull Lake at Stevensville-Lakeshore   (GL 11-5)

Lansing Christian at Maple Valley   (MV 3-13)

Marshall at Parma Western   (Ma 14-1)

Perry at Olivet   (O 11-4)

Wednesday, February 18th

Girls Basketball

Comstock at Harper Creek
Bronson  at Centreville  (Br 11-3)

Cabrera to be Examined

Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is scheduled to have a follow-up exam today to check his right foot.  Cabrera had a stress fracture repaired in his foot and a bone spur taken out of his ankle during a procedure in October, and has been wearing a protective boot to allow him to heal.  If the fracture has healed sufficiently, he should be cleared to participate in some drills when the full squad reports for Spring Training next week. Tigers officials have said they believe Cabrera will be ready to play around Opening Day.

Tigers Spring Training

Just 3 days until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training in Lakeland.