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Witkowski, Luke #28 (RW)  - Detroit Red Wings - 2018 Playoffs
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 210 lbs.
Shoots: right
Born on: April 14, 1990
Age: 28
Birthplace: Holland, Michigan
Salary: $0.700M
Cap Hit: $0.750M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 6
Draft Pick: 160
Draft Year: 2008
Rookie Year: 2015
Draft Team: TB

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 5, 2018 Luke Witkowski had an assist in 8:29 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 even for the game. Witkowski now has three assists on the season. None
March 24, 2018 Luke Witkowski had an assist in 13:33 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Witkowski now has two assists on the season. None
March 16, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 4:50 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Ducks on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 12, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 6:14 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Sharks on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 9, 2018 Luke Witkowski had an assist in 9:16 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Witkowski now has one assist on the season. None
March 8, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 8:58 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 even for the game. None
March 6, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 3:42 of ice time in the Red Wings' 6-5 overtime loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 4, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 5:25 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Wild on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
March 2, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 2:02 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Jets on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Feb. 20, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 12:46 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Predators on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. None
Feb. 18, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 6:08 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 even for the game. None
Feb. 17, 2018 Luke Witkowski scored one goal in 13:57 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 win over the Predators on Saturday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Witkowski now has one goal on the season. None
Jan. 25, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 11:19 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Thursday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 24, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 3:57 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 +1 for the game. None
Jan. 22, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 6:58 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 20, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 8:30 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 16, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 3:27 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 loss to the Stars on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 14, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 7:14 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-0 win over the Blackhawks on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 13, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 5:56 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-1 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. He took four shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 12, 2017 Witkowski returned to action for the first since Nov. 9, when he received a 10-game NHL suspension for returning to the ice to rejoin a fight and fought twice with Panthers C Micheal Haley, the NHL leader with nine fighting majors. He has no points in nine games.
Nov. 16, 2017 Witkowski has been suspended 10 games by the NHL for leaving the bench and participating in an on-ice brawl between the Red Wings and Flames on Wednesday. Witkowski was given a game misconduct after fighting with Brett Kulak and was slashed in the back of the leg by Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk as he headed to the dressing room, prompting him to go after Tkachuk as several other players intervened. The enforcer ultimately received three misconducts and 37 total penalty minutes for the melee. He'll be ineligible to play until Dec. 11.
Nov. 14, 2016 The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 217-pound Witkowski has played in all 11 games for the Crunch this season while serving as captain, recording three assists. He ranks second on Syracuse with 18 penalty minutes and a plus-4 rating. Witkowski has played in 210 career AHL games, all with the Crunch, registering 37 points (seven goals, 30 assissts) with a plus-11 rating and 173 penalty minutes.

No Injuries found
Date Injury Return Date Status Detail
Nov. 16, 2017 Suspended 10 games by NHL for on-ice conduct Witkowski returned to action for the first since Nov. 9, when he received a 10-game NHL suspension for returning to the ice to rejoin a fight and fought twice with Panthers C Micheal Haley, the NHL leader with nine fighting majors. None
Date Opponent State Season
Oct 4 2018 19:30 EDT CLS Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 7 2018 22:30 EDT at LA Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 8 2018 22:00 EDT at ANH Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 11 2018 19:30 EDT TOR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 13 2018 19:00 EDT at BOS Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 15 2018 19:30 EDT at MON Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 18 2018 19:30 EDT at TB Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 20 2018 19:00 EDT at FLA Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 22 2018 19:30 EDT CAR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 26 2018 19:30 EDT WPG Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 28 2018 17:00 EDT DAL Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Oct 30 2018 19:00 EDT at CLS Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 1 2018 19:30 EDT NJ Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 3 2018 19:00 EDT EDM Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 6 2018 19:30 EST VAN Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 9 2018 19:30 EST NYR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 10 2018 19:00 EST at CAR Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 13 2018 19:30 EST ARI Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 15 2018 19:30 EST at OTT Pre-game 2018 Regular Season
Nov 17 2018 13:00 EST at NJ Pre-game 2018 Regular Season

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Date Key Old Value New Value
2018-04-09 analysis The Wings primarily deployed Witkowski against bigger opponents and he managed 57 hits with 68 PIM in limited action. You won't see him on any fantasy rosters next season, though his ability to play up front or on the blue line is a nice luxury when injuries threaten the big club. He'll be an unrestricted free agent after the 2018-19 campaign.
2018-04-09 update Witkowski provided a mere four points through 31 games in 2017-18, as he was a part-time player who only averaged 6:53 of ice time.
2018-03-04 analysis Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill opted to scratch Martin Frk in favor of the more physical Witkowski, but in hindsight, that probably wasn't his finest decision. Witkowski, who sparred with defenseman Nick Seeler in the second period to pick up that five-minute major, only ended up with 5:25 of ice time. His role is much too small to warrant fantasy attention.
2018-03-04 update Witkowski amassed three hits and five penalty minutes in Sunday's 4-1 road loss to Minnesota.
2018-01-27 analysis No one is ever going to mistake Witkowski for an offensive producer, but even a broken clock is correct twice a day, right? Well, as much as the Wings appreciate how the Michigan native can play forward or patrol the blue line, he's only set eight shots on goal this year. Even worse, he's averaging a mere 6:13 of ice time with his already limited fantasy prospects further squelched by the fact th
2018-01-27 update Witkowski is still searching for his first point through 19 games as a Red Wing.
2017-12-10 analysis The Michigan native earned the hefty suspension for returning to the ice after being ejected in a game against Calgary on Nov. 15. With just four points in a 62-game NHL career, don't expect Witkowski's return to make much of a fantasy impact.
2017-12-10 update Witkowski is eligible to play Monday against Florida after serving a 10-game suspension.
2017-12-10 injury_note Witkowski was slapped with a 10-game suspension for his actions in Wednesday's 8-2 home win over the Flames, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/931286556706529280">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2017-12-10 Injury Status Suspension
2017-12-10 Injury Text Suspension
2017-12-10 Date Injured 2017-11-16
2017-12-10 Injured Yes No
2017-12-10 Suspended Yes No
2017-11-16 Suspended No Yes
2017-11-16 analysis Witkowski was ejected from the game, only to come back out on the ice to fight some more, and that's not something that the NHL takes lightly. With Trevor Daley (upper body) and Danny DeKeyser (ankle) already ailing, expect the Wings to call up a defenseman from AHL Grand Rapids. Joe Hicketts, for one, should be standing by his phone.
2017-11-16 update Witkowski was slapped with a 10-game suspension for his actions in Wednesday's 8-2 home win over the Flames, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
2017-11-16 injury_note Witkowski was slapped with a 10-game suspension for his actions in Wednesday's 8-2 home win over the Flames, <a href="https://twitter.com/HeleneStJames/status/931286556706529280">Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press</a> reports.
2017-11-16 Injury Status AHL Suspension
2017-11-16 Injury Text AHL Suspension
2017-11-16 Date Injured 2017-11-16
2017-11-16 Injured No Yes
2017-10-16 analysis Signed to a two-year deal with Detroit as an unrestricted free agent this summer, Witkowski's a unique talent because he can line up as a defenseman or a bottom-six forward if necessary. However, he only averaged 4:26 of ice time through his first two games donning a red sweater, and that's not nearly enough action to warrant fantasy consideration.
2017-10-16 update Witkowski has watched the last two games from the press box as a healthy scratch.
2017-10-06 Weight 217 lb 210 lb
2017-10-06 Position D RW
2017-09-01 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $0.750M
2017-09-01 Salary $0.000M $0.700M
2017-09-01 Pickable No Yes
2017-07-03 Franchise 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning 2017 Detroit Red Wings
2017-06-22 Active in League No Yes
2017-06-22 Franchise 2017 Unknown Unknown 2017 Tampa Bay Lightning