Gameworn from October 7th, 2011.
The Red Wings wear this patch in memory of Brad McCrimmon and Ruslan Salei, both played for the Red Wings in the past and Stefan Liv, who was drafted #102 at the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Wings.
They died on September 7th as a plane, carrying the KHL team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, crashed shortly after takeoff and killed all of the team's roster and coaching staff.