Mantha acknowledged that missing 28 games this season -- between a knee injury and punctured lung -- has the potential to complicate contract negotiations as he seeks a long-term extension with the Red Wings this summer, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Mantha scored a power-play goal and added three even-strength assists in Sunday's 5-4 shootout win over the Lightning.
Mantha scored a goal on a team-high six shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Avalanche.
Mantha was the lone goal-scorer for the Red Wings in Thursday's 7-1 loss to the Wild.
Mantha managed to set up two goals in Detroit's 4-3 win over Montreal on Tuesday.
Mantha recorded two assists in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Sabres.
Mantha (ribs) will play Tuesday versus the Sabres, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Coach Jeff Blashill said Sunday that he's hopeful for Mantha (ribs) to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against Buffalo.
Mantha relayed that he suffered a punctured lung on a hit from Jake Muzzin on Dec. 21, and he believes he can return in a week or two, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mantha (ribs) is optimistic that he'll return this season, Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press reports.