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The Daily: Red Wings Fingerprints All Over USA World Junior Roster; Panthers Barkov Fighting Pneumonia?

Red Wings picks Buium, Savage selected to USA world junior roster



There are two future Detroit Red Wings and two others with connections to the organization populating the roster that will be representing USA Hockey at the upcoming world junior championship.

Two players selected by Detroit in the 2021 NHL entry draft are part of the the 32-player USA roster. Miami (Ohio) forward Red Savage, selected 114th overall in last year’s draft, played for the USA in last season’s tournament. Denver defenseman Shai Buium, chosen 36th overall in 2021, will be seeking to make the team for the first time.

There are other Red Wings connections with the USA Hockey squad. Saginaw Spirit (OHL) goaltender Andrew Oke was with the Red Wings at both their summer development camp and fall NHL rookie tournament. Assistant coach Pat Ferschweiler of the Western Michigan Broncos was a Red Wings assistant coach from 2015-19.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • Goaltender Ville Husso made 44 saves in Detroit’s 4-2 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Austria has revealed that Red Wings 2022 top draft pick Marco Kasper won’t be playing at the upcoming world juniors. They want his focus put toward the 2023 senior world championship
  • Former Red Wings forward Evgeny Svechnikov is back on NHL waivers
  • Why defenseman Filip Hronek is again a forece to be reckoned with for the Red Wings

Red Wings Next Game

The third game in Detroit’s four-game road trip is Thursday night at Florida against the Panthers. On the road, the Red Wings have lost five straight and eight of nine games to the Panthers. Detroit’s last win at Florida was a 4-1 verdict on February 7, 2021.

Griffins Gone Wild

It was a big night for a number of Grand Rapids Griffins during a 6-2 win over the Iowa Wild on Wednesday.

Pontus Andreasson continued his hot streak by scoring the second goal of the night. The rookie now has 14 points in his last 13 games (7-7-14) and is third on the team in total points (7-8-15). Taro Hirose added three helpers to his team-leading assist total. Joel L’Esperance and Steven Kampfer each chipped in two goals.

Defenseman Albert Johansson rgistered his first AHL goal, with Magnus Hellberg posting his first win with the Griffins. Lukas Craggs, Alex Chiasson and Gordie Green all made their Griffins debut. Craggs tallied an assist, while former NHLer Chiasson notched two assists.

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Philadelphia: A 4-1 loss to the Washington Capitals left the Flyers 2-3 on their five-game homestand. Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Sam Poulin is taking a leave of absence from the Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre. Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston: With a 14-0-1 home record, the Bruins are embarking on their first long road trip of the NHL regular season. Boston Bruins

Washington: Flyers forward Travis Konecny went after Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin after he scored an empty-net goal in Wednesday’s win. Washington Capitals

Islanders: The Islanders lost 7-5 to the St. Louis Blues and also lost defenseman Adam Pelech to injury. New York Islanders

Florida: According to a published report out of Finland, Panthers captain Sasha Barkov is suffering from pneumonia. Florida Panthers

Montreal: There’s still an internal debate whether to keep Juraj Slafkovsky with Montreal or send him to the world juniors. Montreal Canadiens

Calgary: As Jacob Markstrom’s struggles continue, Dan Vladar will be getting the nod in goal. Calgary Flames

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Colorado: Avalanche defenseman Josh Manson will miss at least another month with an upper-body injury. Colorado Avalanche

Dallas: The Stars dropped the ball in a 4-0 home-ice loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Dallas Stars

San Jose: There’s hope that goalie James Reimer could be back with the Sharks by the weekend at the earliest. San Jose Sharks

Vegas: The Golden Knights recalled forward Jonas Rondbjerg to replace the injured Jack Eichel. Vegas Golden Knights