Helm, Ouellet recalled; Glendening assigned
Helm returns to Detroit after two-game conditioning stint with Grand Rapids
Helm, 26, returns to the Red Wings after a two-game conditioning stint with the Griffins, recording three shots and a minus-one rating in Grand Rapids’ home opener versus the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday along with one shot and a plus-one rating on Saturday against the Rockford IceHogs. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, native has appeared in 249 games for Detroit, recording 83 points (32-51-83) and 54 penalty minutes. He has also played in 65 career postseason games, notching 16 points (10-6-16) and 18 penalty minutes. The seventh-year pro played in just one game with Detroit last year while battling a back injury.
Ouellet, 20, has appeared in five games with Grand Rapids in his first professional season, notching two assists and a plus-one rating. Originally drafted by Detroit in the second round (48th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Ouellet spent the past four seasons with the Montreal Juniors and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the QMJHL. In 223 career major junior games, the Bayonne, France, native totaled 160 points (41-119-160) and 177 penalty minutes. He also represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia, finishing the tournament with three points (1-2-3) in six games.
Glendening, 24, made his NHL debut with Detroit on Oct. 12, in the team’s 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers. In five games with the Red Wings this season, he has logged two penalty minutes and six shots on goal while averaging 9:31 of ice time. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native helped his hometown team to their first-ever Calder Cup championship last season, recording 26 points (8-18-26) in 51 regular season games and 16 points (6-10-16) in 24 postseason contests. Glendening previously skated with the University of Michigan from 2008-12, recording 70 points (31-39-70) and 122 penalty minutes in 165 collegiate games.