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The Daily: Andreasson Finds His Way With Griffins; Strange Goal by Goalie



Pontus Andreasson, Red Wings prospect

Detroit Red Wings prospect Pontus Andreasson has shaken off a slow start to become one of the offensive catalysts for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

After producing one point in his first seven games in North America, Anderson has generated four goals and nine points in his past eight games with the Griffins. He is the Griffins’ fifth-leading scorer and one of the few Griffins with a plus-minus on the plus-side. He’s +2.

The 24-year-old Andreasson was a late bloomer in Sweden, finishing second in the Swedish Hockey League’s Rookie of the Year balloting last season. The Red Wings signed him to a one-year contract to see if he could adjust to the North American game.

Grand Rapids is off until Friday. The Griffins (7-8-1-0) play a pair of home games against the Manitoba Moose on Friday and Saturday. Andreasson scored in each game of a weekend set in San Diego last weekend.

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The Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (9-5-4) play Nashville Predators Wednesday at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit is currently in a wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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Vegas: Owen Krepps of Vegas Hockey now says the Golden Knights shouldn’t wait until the trade deadline to add a forward? Vegas Golden Knights.

Washington: Washington: Defenseman John Carlson says he and the Capitals are not living up to expectations. Washington Capitals.