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Athanasiou, Andreas #72 (LW)  - Detroit Red Wings - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 188 lbs.
Shoots: left
Born on: Aug. 6, 1994
Age: 23
Birthplace: London, Ontario
Salary: $1.388M
Cap Hit: $1.388M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 4
Draft Pick: 110
Draft Year: 2012
Rookie Year: 2015
Draft Team: DET

Statistics - 2018 Playoffs

GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Date News Advice
April 7, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:44 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders on Saturday. He took eight shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
April 5, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 11:14 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Canadiens on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
April 3, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:03 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 31, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 17:00 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-0 win over the Senators on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 16 goals on the season. None
March 29, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 12:32 of ice time in the Red Wings' 6-3 win over the Sabres on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 15 goals on the season. None
March 27, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 11:38 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-2 win over the Penguins on Tuesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 26, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:14 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Canadiens on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 24, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:09 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 22, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:31 of ice time in the Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the Capitals on Thursday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 20, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 12:23 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-4 shootout win over the Flyers on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 18, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 10:23 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-1 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 16, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:42 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
March 15, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:23 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Kings on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 12, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:40 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Sharks on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
March 9, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 14:37 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 14 goals on the season. None
March 8, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 12:16 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-0 loss to the Golden Knights on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
March 6, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had an assist in 13:19 of ice time in the Red Wings' 6-5 overtime loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 17 assists on the season. None
March 4, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:59 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Wild on Sunday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
March 2, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 13:01 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Jets on Friday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Feb. 28, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 13:32 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-1 loss to the Blues on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 13 goals on the season. None
Feb. 25, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 14:18 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Athanasiou now has 12 goals on the season. None
Feb. 24, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had an assist in 12:03 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Athanasiou now has 16 assists on the season. None
Feb. 22, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 16:12 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 overtime loss to the Sabres on Thursday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 20, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou tallied one goal and one assist in 19:53 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Predators on Tuesday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 11 goals and 15 assists on the season. None
Feb. 18, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 17:26 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:24 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Predators on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 15, 2018 Athanasiou (illness) will return Saturday in Nashville after sitting out Thursday's game. Athanasiou has just one assist and a minus-5 rating in his last nine games after amassing four goals, six assists and a plus-6 rating in his previous eight.
Feb. 13, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 9:38 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-1 win over the Ducks on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 11, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 18:05 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime win over the Capitals on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Feb. 9, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:06 of ice time in the Red Wings' 7-6 overtime loss to the Islanders on Friday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 6, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 10:57 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 3, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 14:38 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 2, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 15:33 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Hurricanes on Friday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 31, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 17:39 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-1 shootout win over the Sharks on Wednesday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 16:36 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game. None
Jan. 24, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 20:01 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had two assists in 15:06 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of +2 for the game. Athanasiou now has 13 assists on the season. This was his fifth multipoint performance in eight games this month, a span in which he's totaled four goals and six assists.
Jan. 20, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 16:27 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 16, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou tallied one goal and one assist in 19:24 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Stars on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. Athanasiou now has 10 goals and 11 assists on the season. Athanasiou has racked up five goals and four assists over his last eight games.
Jan. 14, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had two assists in 20:46 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-0 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Athanasiou now has 10 assists on the season. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 19:36 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 8, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 20:37 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-2 loss to the Lightning on Sunday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Jan. 6, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou tallied one goal and one assist in 21:08 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 win over the Panthers on Friday. He took six shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Athanasiou now has nine goals and eight assists on the season. That's four goals and an assist for Athanasiou in his last four games.
Jan. 4, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou scored two goals in 19:38 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-1 overtime win over the Senators on Wednesday. He took seven shots and had a plus-minus of 2 for the game. Athanasiou now has eight goals on the season. Athanasiou's goal tied an NHL record for fastest overtime goal in the regular season. The Red Wings improved to 1-6 in games decided in overtime, although they have won three shootouts.
Jan. 1, 2018 Andreas Athanasiou had 21:41 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 win over the Penguins on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of 1 for the game. None
Dec. 30, 2017 Andreas Athanasiou scored one goal in 20:59 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 shootout win over the Rangers on Friday. He took eight shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. Athanasiou now has six goals on the season. None
Dec. 28, 2017 Andreas Athanasiou had 12:36 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Devils on Wednesday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Dec. 23, 2017 Andreas Athanasiou had 8:34 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 20, 2017 Athanasiou had a goal in the Wings' 4-3 overtime loss to the Avalanche on Sunday. Athanasiou has scored four of his five goals this season in his past four games.
Nov. 16, 2017 Athanasiou finished with two goals and an assists in Wednesday's 8-2 win over Calgary. Athanasiou could be heating up as he has three goals and an assist over his last two games.
Nov. 11, 2017 Athanasiou scored his second goal of the season Saturday. He has just three points in eight games since debuting with the team Oct. 26.
Oct. 20, 2017 Athanasiou will end his holdout after agreeing on a one-year, $1.3875 million contract with the Red Wings. A restricted free agent, Athanasiou and the Red Wings weren't able to come to terms on a deal during the offseason and preseason, leading to speculation he would play the season in Russia. The 23-year-old ranked second among Detroit players with 18 goals last season, his second in the NHL. Athanasiou had been in Sweden during the holdout, so it's still unclear when he'll be able to rejoin the Red Wings and get into games.
April 6, 2017 Athanasiou won't play in Sunday's finale against New Jersey due to an undisclosed injury. The 22-year-old also sat out Saturday's overtime loss to Montreal. Athanasiou ends his first full NHL season with 18 goals and 11 assists in 64 games.
March 28, 2017 Athanasiou had a goal with an assist Monday in the Wings' win over Carolina. He has three goals and four goals in the last eight games.
March 11, 2017 Athanasiou scored to help the Red Wings beat the Blackhawks on Friday night. Athanasiou's goal was his 15th of the season but just his first in 10 games. It was also his first at home since Jan. 18.
Feb. 12, 2017 Athanasiou scored his 14th goal Sunday against the Wild. Nine of them have come in his last 18 games.
Feb. 10, 2017 Athanasiou had two goals Thursday. This snapped a five-game point drought.
Jan. 24, 2017 Athanasiou scored his 11th goal Tuesday in Boston. Six of those goals have come in his last 10 games, and he's added three assists over that stretch.
Jan. 14, 2017 Athanasiou went end to end with the puck, split defenders and scored early in the third period, giving the Red Wings their first lead in a 6-3 win over the Penguins on Saturday night. Athanasiou has been on a roll, tallying four goals and three assists in the last five games.
Jan. 11, 2017 Athanasiou scored Tuesday against Chicago. He has six points over a three-game stretch.
Jan. 8, 2017 Athanasiou followed Thursday's one-goal, two-assist performance with a goal and an assist Saturday. Those five points in two games have come after he had just seven points through his first 23 contests.
Jan. 6, 2017 Athanasiou helped the Red Wings to Thursday's 4-0 win at Los Angeles by recording a goal and two assists. The 22-year-old was due for a breakout after going seven straight games without a goal and tallying just seven points through his first 23 contests this season. Chances are he won't duplicate this performance next time out.
Nov. 11, 2016 Athanasiou remains out "a minimum of two more weeks" with a sprained knee, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday. Athanasiou has four goals and one assist in 13 games this season.
Oct. 26, 2016 Athanasiou had a goal and an assist Tuesday. All three of his points came in the last two games.
March 1, 2016 The rookie scored two goals Monday. He had two goals in his 17 career games.
Nov. 11, 2015 Athanasiou's first career goal led to a 1-0 win over Washington on Tuesday night. The Detroit Red Wings center was playing in his second game since being called up from the minors Saturday.
Date Injury Return Date Status Details
Feb. 15, 2018 Illness None Day-to-Day Athanasiou (illness) will return Saturday in Nashville after sitting out Thursday's game.
April 6, 2017 Undisclosed injury None Day-to-Day Athanasiou won't play in Sunday's finale against New Jersey due to an undisclosed injury.
March 28, 2017 Upper-body injury None Day-to-Day Athanasiou returned Thursday at Tampa Bay.
Nov. 11, 2016 Sprained knee None Injured Reserve Athanasiou remains out "a minimum of two more weeks" with a sprained knee, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Wednesday.

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Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-04-09 analysis Athanasiou's third season was far from special, which is particularly disappointing since his agent fought hard for a contract extension on his behalf and Double A's holdout caused him to get off to a late start. GM Ken Holland probably expected more from the 23-year-old when the two sides ultimately agreed on a one-year, $1.3875 million contract extension in October (but not before the crafty for
2018-04-09 update Athanasiou produced 16 goals, 17 assists, and a minus-15 rating through 71 games this season.
2018-03-31 analysis Double A was whistled for two minor penalties, as he committed a hooking infraction and one for delay of game, but what helped fantasy owners the most was the top-shelf wrist shot that went over the head of Mike Condon. Athanasiou has been maddingly inconsistent on the way to 16 goals and 17 assists through 68 games this season.
2018-03-31 update Athanasiou notched a goal on four shots to supplement four PIM in Saturday's 2-0 home win over the Senators.
2018-03-10 analysis This was a beautiful snapshot from Double A, who now has 14 goals and 31 points through 57 games, but Detroit ended up losing its sixth straight contest. As noted by the Detroit Free Press, captain Henrik Zetterberg seemed to criticize young players like Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha following Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Golden Knights, with both guys posting a minus-2 rating versus the surprisingl
2018-03-10 update Athanasiou converted a scoring chance on a 2-on-1 breakway in Friday's 3-2 road loss to the Blue Jackets.
2018-03-07 analysis The wily scoring winger has three goals and just as many assists in his last 10 games to give him appeal in deep leagues. However, it's worth noting that he hasn't had a man-advantage point since Dec. 20, despite averaging close to two minutes in that spot over a span of 31 contests.
2018-03-07 update Athanasiou recorded an assist in Tuesday's 6-5 road loss to the Bruins.
2018-02-20 analysis Athanasiou had failed to register a point in his first two games back from an illness, but he had a lot more spring in his step this time around. The 23-year-old forward's 19:53 of ice time was the most he's seen since Jan. 23, with 2:22 coming on the power play. While the talent is there, Athanasiou still lacks consistency at the NHL level.
2018-02-20 update Athanasiou finished with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Nashville.
2018-02-17 analysis At least on the power play, this should partially offset the loss of defenseman Mike Green, who's now dealing with an upper-body injury. Athanasiou has been averaging a career-high 2:05 of ice time on the man advantage this season, but an assist represents his lone point through the last nine games and he was benched for nearly a full period Tuesday against the Ducks. Double A could end up being a
2018-02-17 update Athanasiou (illness) is fit to play in Saturday's road game versus the Predators, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2018-02-17 injury_note Athanasiou is dealing with an illness that will prevent him from suiting up against the Lightning on Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/964189991017566211">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2018-02-17 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-17 Injury Text Illness
2018-02-17 Date Injured 2018-02-15
2018-02-17 Injured Yes No
2018-02-15 analysis Athanasiou was benched for nearly all of the third period Tuesday night against the Ducks, as coach Jeff Blashill reprimanded him for his inconsistent play. Add on the fact that Double A is now under the weather, and you have a guy whose fantasy value just might be at a season low.
2018-02-15 update Athanasiou is dealing with an illness that will prevent him from suiting up against the Lightning on Thursday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2018-02-15 injury_note Athanasiou is dealing with an illness that will prevent him from suiting up against the Lightning on Thursday, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/964189991017566211">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2018-02-15 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2018-02-15 Injury Text Illness
2018-02-15 Date Injured 2018-02-15
2018-02-15 Injured No Yes
2018-02-14 analysis The enigmatic forward only logged 9:38 of ice time, marking only the second time all season he'd seen fewer than 10 minutes. "There's nights he's going for sure and everybody can see it," coach Jeff Blashill said. "When him and I talked as he was coming back (from a contract holdout) we talked about making sure when he's going, we'll make sure he gets the ice time. Tonight just wasn't his night. H
2018-02-14 update Athanasiou was benched Tuesday night against the Ducks, the Detroit Free Press reports. He picked up one shift in the third period before siting out the rest of the contest, which culminated in a 2-1 road win for the Red Wings.
2018-02-11 analysis Athanasiou had three games of four-plus shots during his most recent cold spell, but we can't quite give him an 'A' for effort since he's looked rather impatient in the attacking zone. His current shooting percentage (9.3) is a major disappointment after setting the bar extremely high with a conversion rate of 16 percent between his first two seasons. A bit more puck luck could get the crafty forw
2018-02-11 update Athanasiou snapped a seven-game pointless skid with an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime road win over the Capitals.
2018-01-23 analysis The speedster now has four goals, six assists and five multi-point showings through his past eight games. Athanasiou is thriving in a scoring role, and barring a demotion down the lineup, he should continue to provide solid offensive numbers for the majority of settings. Additionally, Athanasiou, Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi are quickly becoming a dangerous line.
2018-01-23 update Athanasiou recorded two assists, three shots and a plus-2 rating through 15:06 of ice time during Monday's 3-0 win over New Jersey.
2018-01-16 analysis This was the fourth multi-point showing through the past six games for Athanasiou, and he now has 10 goals, 11 assists and a respectable 2.31 points per 60 minutes through 34 games for the campaign. There's been a lot of offensive inconsistency from the 23-year-old forward since entering the league. However, he's generally proved to be a serviceable contributor when receiving consistent playing ti
2018-01-16 update Athanasiou scored a goal and added an assist through 19:24 of ice time during Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Dallas.
2018-01-14 analysis Athanasious was determined to snap out of a mini, two-game scoring drought that also saw him skate to a minus-3 rating, and he even used his wheels to induce a minor hooking penalty on Michigan native Jordan Oesterle. Double A has been inconsistent in his third NHL campaign, but Sunday's game reminds us that he's capable of catching fire on short notice. The crafty forward now has nine goals and 1
2018-01-14 update Athanasiou collected a pair of assists in Sunday's 4-0 road win over the Blackhawks.
2018-01-04 analysis Athanasiou has now scored three goals in his past three games after going more than a month without finding the net. He's got the talent to do much more than the 15 points he has this season, so he could represent an intriguing buy low opportunity.
2018-01-04 update Athanasiou put both of his team's goals home in a 2-1 win over Ottawa on Wednesday.
2017-12-30 analysis Double A stormed past two defenders for a nice little chip shot to snap out of the cold streak. A silky-smooth operator in the attacking zone, Athanasiou is capable of much more than his current output of 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in 27 games, but he did get off to a late start to the campaign due to a lengthy contract holdout, and hasn't had a ton of time to settle into a rhythm.
2017-12-30 update Athanasiou fired eight shots and potted his first goal in 16 games Friday night against the Rangers, contributing to a 3-2 shootout win at home.
2017-12-21 analysis A natural center, Athanasiou has been shifted to the top-line left wing opposite Tomas Tatar with Dylan Larkin playing center. Double A has now collected helpers in back-to-back games to benefit his fantasy owners, but the team's defensive struggles has led to a minus-10 rating through 24 games. We're talking about an immensely talented player, though, and Athanasiou tends to break out on short no
2017-12-21 update Athanasiou recorded a power-play assist in Wednesday's 4-3 road loss to the Flyers.
2017-12-02 analysis This snapped a five-game point drought for Double A, but let's face it -- unless you started your fair share of Canadiens in daily leagues, chances are you won't be coming out on top Saturday.
2017-12-02 update Athanasiou posted a primary assist in Saturday night's 10-1 road loss to the Canadiens.
2017-11-20 analysis Tomas Tatar blocked a shot near center ice and shuffleboarded a pass to Athanasiou, who shook goalie Jonathan Bernier out of his skates for his fifth goal of the season. Double A's speed and tendency to jump out on breakaways leads to gaudy shooting percentages each season. This campaign, he's up to a 15.2-percent clip in converting shots.
2017-11-20 update Athanasiou lit the lamp in Sunday's 4-3 overtime home loss to the Avalanche.
2017-11-16 analysis Athanasiou is up to four goals on his campaign that started late due to a contract dispute. The slick scoring winger's second goal of the game took place with the Wings benefiting from a 5-on-3 man advantage. With the game well in hand, Detroit was deliberating trying to set up a goal for Scott Wilson, but he broke his stick and Athanasiou flung the puck into the cage anyway. We're still seeing hi
2017-11-16 update Athanasiou registered three points in Wednesday's 8-2 home rout over the Flames, including a goal and assist on the power play.
2017-11-11 analysis The scoring play was made possible by defenseman Niklas Kronwall's faked shot that he morphed into a needle-threading pass to Athanasiou, who patiently let the play develop before lighting the lamp near the corner of the cage in the third period. Double A whiffed on a prime scoring chance in the 3-on-3 overtime with no Blue Jacket except goalie Sergei Bobrovsky around in the defensive zone, and th
2017-11-11 update Athanasiou netted his second goal of the season Saturday, but the Red Wings lost to the Blue Jackets in the shootout, 2-1.
2017-11-04 Position C LW
2017-10-27 analysis The ice time was right in line with Double A's career average after he was promised to be more involved as a stipulation for ending his contract holdout and re-signing for another year. Athanasiou did set three shots on goal and was just one of four Detroit skaters to have that many against an electrically charged Lighting squad, so we figure his opportunities and corresponding playing time will o
2017-10-27 update Athanasiou (contract dispute) made his season debut Thursday night against the Lightning, recording a mere 11:38 of ice time without any points in the 3-2 road loss.
2017-10-26 analysis The wily scoring winger's agent drove a hard bargain with Wings GM Ken Holland before the two sides finally settled on a one-year extension last Friday. Athanasiou wasn't expected to return from Switzerland, obtain a visa and pass his physical all within a week's time, but maybe we shouldn't be so surprised as Double A is all about efficiency and getting work done in a flash. Let this serve as a r
2017-10-26 update Athanasiou (personal) is expected to make his season debut with the Red Wings on Thursday night against the Lightning, skating (on the third line) with Frans Nielsen and Darren Helm, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2017-10-26 injury_note Athanasiou (personal) practiced with the Red Wings on Tuesday for the first time this season, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/923247428559613953">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2017-10-26 Injury Status Day-To-Day
2017-10-26 Injury Text Personal
2017-10-26 Date Injured 2017-10-25
2017-10-26 Injured Yes No
2017-10-26 Injury Status Out Day-To-Day
2017-10-25 analysis Double A, who ended his contract dispute by re-signing with the club last Friday, can't return a minute too soon with the Wings caught in an active five-game losing skid. Per St. James, he'll return to game action before the current road trip concludes -- the team heads to Tampa Bay for Thursday's clash with the Lightning and then squares off against the Panthers this coming Saturday. Athanasiou s
2017-10-25 update Athanasiou (personal) practiced with the Red Wings on Tuesday for the first time this season, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2017-10-25 injury_note Athanasiou (personal) will join the Red Wings at some point during their three-game road trip which begins Tuesday in Buffalo, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/922955369168670722">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports. Athanasiou (personal) practiced with the Red Wings on Tuesday for the first time this season, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/923247428559613953">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2017-10-25 Date Injured 2017-10-24 2017-10-25
2017-10-24 analysis Initial reports indicated Athanasiou may require 1-to-2 weeks to work through the process of rejoining the Red Wings, but with his visa being approved Tuesday, that timeline has shrunk dramatically. The 23-year-old forward will likely still have to pass a physical after joining the team, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him inserted into the lineup immediately after receiving medical clearance
2017-10-24 update Athanasiou (personal) will join the Red Wings at some point during their three-game road trip which begins Tuesday in Buffalo, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2017-10-24 injury_note Athanasiou may require 1-to-2 weeks to start the process of rejoining the Red Wings, the <a href="http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2017/10/21/red-wings-return-andreas-athanasiou-he-can-have-real-good-impact/787118001/">Detroit Free Press</a> reports, adding that his first step will be obtaining a visa and then he'll need to pass a physical. Athanasiou (personal) will join the Red Wings at some point during their three-game road trip which begins Tuesday in Buffalo, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/922955369168670722">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2017-10-24 Date Injured 2017-10-22 2017-10-24
2017-10-24 injury_note Athanasiou may require 1-to-2 weeks to start the process of rejoining the Red Wings, the <a href="http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nhl/red-wings/2017/10/21/red-wings-return-andreas-athanasiou-he-can-have-real-good-impact/787118001/">Detroit Free Press</a> reports, adding that his first step will be obtaining a visa and then he'll need to pass a physical.
2017-10-24 Injury Status Out
2017-10-24 Injury Text Personal
2017-10-24 Date Injured 2017-10-22
2017-10-24 Injured No Yes
2017-10-24 analysis
2017-10-24 update
2017-10-24 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $1.388M
2017-10-24 Salary $0.000M $1.388M
2017-10-24 Injury Status Switzerland
2017-10-24 Injury Text Switzerland
2017-10-24 Date Injured 2017-10-06
2017-10-24 Injured Yes No
2017-10-22 analysis According to this report, the Wings will handle the paperwork Monday to initiate the visa process for Double A, who had been skating for a Swiss club during his contract holdout. Now that the slick-skating winger has agreed to a one-year, $1.3875 million extension, fans of the Winged Wheel and fantasy owners alike are itching for Athanasiou to return as soon as possible. Don't expect miracles once
2017-10-22 update Athanasiou may require 1-to-2 weeks to start the process of rejoining the Red Wings, the Detroit Free Press reports, adding that his first step will be obtaining a visa and then he'll need to pass a physical.
2017-10-21 analysis Per McKenzie, Athanasiou's been skating with a Swiss club and will need some time to get back to Detroit. This conveniently gives the Wings some time of their own to make an additional roster move to stay compliant with the salary cap and corresponding roster limit. Even with the late start to the season, the 23-year-old should be able to reach at least the 30-point mark this year, as he's regarde GM Ken Holland was finally able to work out a deal for Double A after his agent played hardball with the contract negotiations that lasted through the summer and cut into the first seven games of the regular season; he'll probably miss a few more outings as he gets his visa and physical taken care of. Athanasiou only averaged 13:28 of ice time last season, but it's a safe bet that he'll see much m
2017-10-21 update Athanasiou ended his holdout, signing a one-year contract with the Red Wings worth $1.387 million Friday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Athanasiou, who agreed to a one-year, $1.3875 million contract extension with the Red Wings on Friday, will go through the work visa process and take a physical exam before officially rejoining the team. Once he's settled in, Athanasiou will assume a top-nine role with consistent deployment on the power play and penalty kill, The Athletic reports.
2017-10-21 analysis Athanasiou will need some time to get to Detroit, According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, which gives the club some time to an additional roster move to stay under the 23-man limit. Even with the late start to the season, the 23-year-old should be able to reach at least the 30-point mark this year. Per McKenzie, Athanasiou's been skating with a Swiss club and will need some time to get back to Detroit. This conveniently gives the Wings some time of their own to make an additional roster move to stay compliant with the salary cap and corresponding roster limit. Even with the late start to the season, the 23-year-old should be able to reach at least the 30-point mark this year, as he's regarde
2017-10-20 analysis Fans of the Winged Wheel will believe it when they officially see it, as Double A has been at an impasse with Detroit's hockey club since receiving his qualifying offer in late June. However, If he does finally put pen to paper on a new deal, Athanasiou will be worth adding immediately given his significant amount of offensive upside. Last season, while largely confined to a bottom-six role, he sc Athanasiou will need some time to get to Detroit, According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, which gives the club some time to an additional roster move to stay under the 23-man limit. Even with the late start to the season, the 23-year-old should be able to reach at least the 30-point mark this year.
2017-10-20 update Athanasiou appears to be on the verge of signing a one-year contract extension with the Red Wings, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Athanasiou ended his holdout, signing a one-year contract with the Red Wings worth $1.387 million Friday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
2017-10-20 analysis Fans of the Winged Wheel will believe it when they officially see it, as Double A has been at an impasse with Detroit's hockey club since receiving his qualifying offer in late June. However, If he does finally put pen to paper on a new deal, Athanasiou will be worth adding immediately given his significant amount of offensive upside. Last season, while largely confined to a bottom-six role, he sc
2017-10-20 update Athanasiou appears to be on the verge of signing a one-year contract extension with the Red Wings, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
2017-10-16 analysis It's well-documented that Double A is seeking $2.5 million per season, but the Wings reportedly aren't willing to budge on anything more than their two-year offer worth $1.9 million in average annual value or a one-year renewal for $1.25 million. Meanwhile, fans of the Original Six franchise seem to be growing tired of this drawn-out saga; after all, Athanasiou doesn't have arbitration rights due
2017-10-16 update Athanasiou's camp will remain in communication with the Red Wings, despite how the winger has been skating with HC Lugano in Switzerland and is still at odds with the NHL club on the terms of a possible contract extension, MLive.com reports.
2017-10-07 analysis Unable to reach a new contract extension with the Red Wings and ineligible for arbitration as a restricted free agent, Athanasiou is taking a major step toward playing overseas this season. However, Detroit's hockey club still owns his rights. Given the 23-year-old's tremendous skill set -- he produced 43 points in his first 101 NHL games despite averaging a mere 11:50 of ice time -- it wouldn't b
2017-10-07 update Athanasiou (contract dispute) is en route to Switzerland to skate with HC Lugano, John Shannon of Sportsnet reports.
2017-10-06 injury_note Athanasiou (contract dispute) is en route to Switzerland to skate with HC Lugano, <a href="https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/916490101236133889">John Shannon of Sportsnet</a> reports.
2017-10-06 analysis
2017-10-06 update
2017-10-06 Injury Status Out Switzerland
2017-10-06 Injury Text Contract Dispute Switzerland
2017-10-06 injury_note Athanasiou is not listed on Detroit's active roster ahead of Thursday's season opener versus the visiting Wild, per the NHL's official media site. Athanasiou (contract dispute) is en route to Switzerland to skate with HC Lugano, <a href="https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/916490101236133889">John Shannon of Sportsnet</a> reports.
2017-10-06 Date Injured 2017-10-05 2017-10-06