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The Daily: Griffins sign NHL vet Chiasson; Philly Fans Chant For GM to be Fired



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The Grand Rapids Griffins signed Alex Chiasson

The Grand Rapids Griffins signed NHL veteran Alex Chiasson to an American Hockey League contract. He has played 631 games for six NHL teams.

Chiasson, 32, scored 13 goals for the Vancouver Canucks last season. He’s 6-foot-4, 210 pounds and he’s primarily been a role player in his team. He did score 22 goals one season for the Edmonton Oilers.

The Griffins hope Chiasson can help their team, but this will give the Red Wings to watch him closely in case they need a role player later in the season.

Also, Red Wings prospect Chase Pearson returned to the Griffins after being away for personal reasons.

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Detroit GM Steve Yzerman’s decision to claim Magnus Hellberg off waivers reminds us that he sweats all of the Red Wings’ details.

Reports say Detroit defenseman Mark Pysyk’s recovery from injury has run into problems.

Detroit’s defense is contributing mightily to the team’s four-game winning streak.

The Red Wings’ Next Game

The Red Wings (11-5-4) play the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday at Little Caesars Arena. Detroit has won four games in a row. The team’s home record is 7-2-2.

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