With Frans Nielsen ready to get back into the lineup, Detroit returned Evgeny Svechnikov to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Additionally, the team took defenseman Trevor Daley off of Injured Reserve.
The team takes on Vancouver tonight as the first game of a Western Canada road trip.
The press release from the team follows:
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and removed center Frans Nielsen and defenseman Trevor Daley from injured reserve.
Svechnikov was recalled by Detroit on Oct. 7 but has yet to see game action in the NHL this season. The 22-year old made his season debut with the Griffins on Oct. 5 after missing the entire 2018-19 campaign due to injury and picked up three points (1-2-3). The former first-round pick (19th overall) of the Red Wings in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has appeared in 16 NHL games with Detroit, notching four points (2-2-4) and eight penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 132 AHL games with the Griffins over the last four seasons, recording 77 points (28-49-77) and 122 penalty minutes, helping the team win a Calder Cup championship in 2017. A native of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, Svechnikov spent two seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before turning professional, logging 157 points (64-93-157) and 167 penalty minutes in 105 games from 2014-16.