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Red Wings assign Sproul to Griffins

Johan Franzen removed from injured reserve as Detroit visits Montreal tonight

Wednesday, 02.26.2014 / 3:15 PM ET / Press Release
By Kyle Kujawa  - Detroit Red Wings Public Relations Coordinator
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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Ryan Sproul to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, Detroit removed right wing Johan Franzen from injured reserve. Franzen is expected to return to the lineup as the Red Wings take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit/AM 1270).

A native of Toronto, Ont., Sproul has skated in 53 games with the Griffins this season, tying for eighth on the team and ranking second among AHL rookie defensemen with 24 points (8-16-24). Originally drafted by Detroit in the second round (55th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, the first-year pro spent the last three seasons with the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, earning 153 points (57-96-153) and 134 penalty minutes in 172 career games. He capped off his major junior career by leading the league’s blueliners with 66 points (20-46-66) and winning the CHL Defenseman of the Year award and the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the OHL’s most outstanding defenseman.

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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