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Xavier Ouellet recalled by Detroit

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Red Wings announce they have recalled Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids.

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Xavier Ouellet returns from Grand Rapids for his usual temporary visit to Detroit, in response to Jakub Kindl's injury.

Xavier Ouellet is good, and I'll go ahead and sound like a broken record here: He deserves to be a full-timer on this team.. But I think we all know what's in store. I look forward to him playing strongly for the team during yet another visit. I believe Kindl will be put on STIR, which is a seven-day minimum. So Ouellet will spend his New Years in Detroit. Let's hope that Ken Holland's resolution is to get this kid a permanent spot here.

Detroit has had some messy games on defense as of late, you can expect Xavier Ouellet to come in and provide a bit more stability in that regard. Go get 'em, XO.

LGRW