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Witkowski, Luke #28 (D)  - Detroit Red Wings - NHL 2018/19 Regular
Height: 6'2''
Weight: 210 lbs.
Shoots: right
Born on: April 14, 1990
Age: 28
Birthplace: Holland, Michigan
Salary: $0.800M
Cap Hit: $0.750M
NHL.com: Go
Draft Round: 6
Draft Pick: 160
Draft Year: 2008
Rookie Year: 2015
Draft Team: TB

Statistics - NHL 2018/19 Regular

Split GP GM G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG S Hits Blks SPCT P/G
Actual 18 43 0 2 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 8 29 13 0.0 0.11
Projected 24 58 0 3 3 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 11 39 17 0.0 0.11

Date News Advice
Feb. 2, 2019 Luke Witkowski had 5:37 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-0 win over the Senators on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 8, 2019 Luke Witkowski had 10:51 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 6, 2019 Luke Witkowski had 12:54 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Capitals on Sunday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Jan. 4, 2019 Luke Witkowski had 10:59 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 overtime win over the Predators on Friday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Jan. 2, 2019 Luke Witkowski had 9:41 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-3 loss to the Flames on Wednesday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Dec. 31, 2018 Luke Witkowski had an assist in 8:52 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout loss to the Panthers on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Witkowski now has two assists on the season. None
Dec. 23, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 2:45 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 15, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 3:39 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 11, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 11:56 of ice time in the Red Wings' 6-2 loss to the Capitals on Tuesday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -1 for the game. None
Dec. 8, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 11:25 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 6, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 11:33 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-4 overtime win over the Maple Leafs on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 4, 2018 Luke Witkowski had an assist in 9:12 of ice time in the Red Wings' 6-5 shootout loss to the Lightning on Tuesday. 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
Dec. 2, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 4:40 of ice time in the Red Wings' 2-0 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Dec. 1, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 5:54 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-2 win over the Bruins on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 3, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 3:51 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Oilers on Saturday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Nov. 1, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 9:39 of ice time in the Red Wings' 4-3 win over the Devils on Thursday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
Oct. 30, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 7:26 of ice time in the Red Wings' 5-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Tuesday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. None
Oct. 18, 2018 Luke Witkowski had 10:34 of ice time in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Lightning on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. None
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
Feb 22 2019 19:30 EST MIN Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 24 2019 15:00 EST SJ Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Feb 26 2019 19:30 EST MON Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 2 2019 20:00 EST at ARI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 5 2019 21:00 EST at COL Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 7 2019 19:30 EST NYR Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 9 2019 19:00 EST at TB Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 10 2019 17:00 EDT at FLA Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 12 2019 19:30 EDT at MON Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 14 2019 19:30 EDT TB Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 16 2019 13:00 EDT NYI Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 19 2019 19:00 EDT at NYR Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 21 2019 20:00 EDT at STL Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 23 2019 22:00 EDT at VGK Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 25 2019 22:30 EDT at SJ Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 28 2019 19:00 EDT at BUF Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 29 2019 19:30 EDT NJ Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Mar 31 2019 19:30 EDT BOS Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Apr 2 2019 19:30 EDT PIT Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Apr 4 2019 19:00 EDT at PIT Pre-game NHL 2018/19 Regular
Date Opponent Result State G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SHA GWG Shots Hits Blks SPCT TOI
Feb 2 2019 19:00 EST at OTT W 2-0 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 05:36
Jan 8 2019 19:30 EST MON L 2-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.0 10:50
Jan 6 2019 17:00 EST WAS L 2-3 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.0 12:54
Jan 4 2019 19:30 EST NSH W 4-3 F/OT 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 10:58
Jan 2 2019 19:00 EST CGY L 3-5 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 09:41
Dec 31 2018 19:30 EST FLA L 3-4 F/SO 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 08:52
Dec 23 2018 19:30 EST at TOR L 4-5 F/OT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 02:45
Dec 15 2018 19:00 EST at NYI L 3-4 F/SO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 03:38
Dec 11 2018 19:30 EST at WAS L 2-6 Final 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0.0 11:56
Dec 8 2018 19:00 EST NYI L 2-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0.0 11:24
Dec 6 2018 19:00 EST at TOR W 5-4 F/OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 11:33
Dec 4 2018 19:30 EST TB L 5-6 F/SO 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 09:11
Dec 2 2018 19:00 EST COL L 0-2 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 04:40
Dec 1 2018 19:00 EST at BOS W 4-2 Final 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 05:54
Nov 3 2018 19:00 EDT EDM L 3-4 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 03:51
Nov 1 2018 19:30 EDT NJ W 4-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 09:39
Oct 30 2018 19:00 EDT at CLS W 5-3 Final 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 07:26
Oct 18 2018 19:30 EDT at TB L 1-3 Final 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0.0 10:33

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Date Key Old Value New Value
2019-01-09 Position RW D
2019-01-01 analysis This was just the second point of the season for Witkowski. Fantasy owners can safely pass over him since he's only averaging 7:48 of ice time and doesn't play every game.
2019-01-01 update Witkowski garnered an assist in Monday's 4-3 shootout home loss to the Panthers.
2018-12-05 analysis Witkowski got his name onto the scoresheet, as he recorded not only his first assist, but his first point of the season. The physical defender should not be counted on for much ice time, let alone many points, so he is not worth adding in fantasy leagues.
2018-12-05 update Witkowski had an assist during Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to Tampa Bay.
2018-11-14 analysis Coincidence or not, the Wings have won the last four games without the services of Witkowski. The Western Michigan University product, who possesses sandpaper grit, knows that he's only going to be deployed against some of the league's bigger opponents, or when his team finds itself slammed with injuries. As a result, he can safely be bypassed in all fantasy leagues.
2018-11-14 update Witkowski sat out as a healthy scratch for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday, watching his team defeat the Coyotes at home, 6-1.
2018-10-03 analysis Witkowski was assigned to the Griffins on Tuesday, but that was before the Wings knew that they would be placing Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) and Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) on IR. Witkowski is a non-factor in most fantasy leagues since he's an enforcer playing in an era where most teams would much rather have a speedy scorer than a guy whose primary focus is to drop the mitts.
2018-10-03 update Witkowski was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
2018-10-03 analysis The fear in sending Witkowski to the minors is that the Red Wings could get pushed around without him. Listed at 6-foot-2, 210 pounds, the 28-year-old winger arguably acts the part of an old-school enforcer better than anyone else on the organizational depth chart. He's largely devoid of offense, though, adding just eight points over 85 career NHL games between the Lightning and Wings.
2018-10-03 update Witkowski was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
2018-10-01 analysis Witkowski was likely considered a favorite for the seventh defenseman spot in Detroit, but now will be reassigned to the minors -- at least for the start of the 2018-19 campaign, although a bevy of injuries on the Wings' blue line could require the club to keep Witkowski in the NHL for the time being. The Red Wings' blue-line corps has been decimated by injuries, so the club will take a wait-and-see approach to determine whether Witkowski -- who can slot in as a defenseman or forward -- will be needed at the top level for Thursday's home opener versus the Blue Jackets.
2018-10-01 update Witkowski landed on the waiver wire Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Despite clearing waivers, Witkowski will remain with Detroit for the time being, Ansar Khan of MLive.comreports.
2018-10-01 analysis Witkowski was likely considered a favorite for the seventh defenseman spot in Detroit, but now will be reassigned to the minors -- at least for the start of the 2018-19 campaign, although a bevy of injuries on the Wings' blue line could require the club to keep Witkowski in the NHL for the time being.
2018-10-01 update Witkowski landed on the waiver wire Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
2018-08-22 Salary Cap Hit $0.000M $0.750M
2018-08-22 Salary $0.000M $0.800M
2018-08-22 Pickable No Yes
2018-06-18 Active in League No Yes
2018-06-18 Franchise 2018 2018 Detroit Red Wings