Lilja recalled by Wings
Lilja, 34, appeared in four games with the Griffins since his Feb. 2 assignment, going scoreless with six penalty minutes and a minus-two rating. He became the fifth Red Wings regular to make his Griffins debut during a conditioning stint, joining Curtis Joseph (2003-04), Chris Osgood (2005-06), Manny Legace (2005-06) and Chris Chelios (2008-09).
A member of Detroit’s 2007-08 Stanley Cup champions, Lilja has not played in the NHL since sustaining a concussion on Feb. 28, 2009. He earned 13 points (2-11—13) and 66 penalty minutes in 60 games with the Red Wings last season.