Filip Zadina has been recalled by the Red Wings, the team announced Saturday morning:
In addition to the move, the team assigned goalie Harri Sateri back to Grand Rapids.
This is an unsurprising move, as head coach Jeff Blashill said Friday night that the team planned to bring the 19-year-old winger up for Sunday’s afternoon game against the San Jose Sharks. Zadina has been on a tear with the Griffins lately — 11 points in his last 10 games, and currently riding a seven-game point streak. The former sixth overall selection in the 2018 NHL Draft is slated to make his NHL debut Sunday afternoon in Detroit.
It’s unclear where Zadina will slot into the lineup, but Blashill has hinted that they will ease him in before he sees top-six minutes.
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Zadina, 19, ranks fourth on Grand Rapids in scoring with 31 points (15-16—31) while adding 14 penalty minutes in 45 games during his first full professional season. Selected sixth overall in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft by Detroit, Zadina is the highest Red Wings draft pick to ever play for the Griffins. He picked up an assist in Grand Rapids’ 4-3 shootout victory over Texas last night to extend his season-high point streak to seven games (4-5—9). Among first-year AHL players, the 6-foot, 190-pound winger ties for seventh in goals. Should he debut with Detroit, Zadina will become the 176th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL.