Sharp, Smith lead Blackhawks over Red Wings
Craig Custance examines the ceiling and floor for Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith, who will be scrutinized in the wake of Nicklas Lidstrom's retirement.
The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Brendan Smith from Grand Rapids of the AHL.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Ben Smith returned to practice for the first time since suffering a head injury in a preseason game last Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings.
Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith has been suspended for the remainder of the preseason plus five regular-season games for a hit to the head of Chicago's Ben Smith.
Blackhawks forward Ben Smith is going better after taking a hit to the head, but the hit by Brendan Smith is being reviewed.
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Ben Smith and Viktor Stalberg left Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings early with injuries.