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The Daily: Former Red Wings D Lashoff of Griffins named AHL All-Star Game captain; Bruins lose DeBrusk to suspected broken fibula

Lashoff fifth Griffin to captain AHL All-Star team



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Ex-Red Wings D Brian Lashoff of Grand Rapids is to be an AHL All-Star Game captain. Photo by Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins

Brian Lashoff is captain of the Grand Rapids Griffins and soon, the former Detroit Red Wings defenseman will be wearing the C for another prominent squad.

Lashoff will be serving as one of the two playing captains during the 2023 AHL All-Star Classic. The game is going to be held Feb. 5-6 in Laval, Quebec. Captains for the AHL All-Star teams are selected by the league president each year in recognition of their outstanding leadership and service.

Lashoff, 32, is in his 14th season with Grand Rapids and third year as captain.  With 605 games played, he ranks second all time on the Griffins, first among active AHL players who have spent their entire career with the same club, and is tied for third in league history among one-team players. Lashoff is a two-time AHL Calder Cup champion with the Griffins (2013, 2017. He was also a gold medalist with Team USA at the 2010 U20 World Junior Championship. Lashoff will be making his first trip to the AHL All-Star Classic.

He played 136 NHL games between 2012-20, all with the Red Wings.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • After he was clearing NHL waivers, the Red Wings were assigning forward Jakub Vrana to the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
  • Detroit also sent goalie Alex Nedeljkovic to the Griffins on a conditioning loan
  • Surrendering the first four goals of a game for the third time in four games, the Red Wings were losing 5-1 to the New Jersey Devils
  • If they want to be making the NHL playoffs, the Red Wings need to stop losing games to teams they figure to be fighting with for a postseason berth
  • Robby Fabbri showed flashes in his first game of the season for Detroit

Red Wings Next Game

Another key game against a team in the wild card hunt comes Friday. The Florida Panthers visiting Little Caesars Arena. Florida whipped Detroit 5-1 on December 8.

Hockey Now Network

Pittsburgh: Tristan Jarry, No. 1 goalie for the Pittsburgh Penguins, has returned to Pittsburgh for further evaluation of an apparent leg injury.

Boston: Forward Jake DeBrusk did not join the Boston Bruins on their West Coast trip and is believed to have a broken fibula.

Philadelphia: Goalie Carter Hart was activated from the IR by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Washington: How a December meeting of the Washington Capitals leadership group was leading to a turnaround in the club’s fortunes.

Islanders: There’s a strong goaltending culture that permeates the New York Islanders organization.

Florida: After netting a hat-trick, Florida Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk is hungry for more.

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Montreal: Joshua roy, a Montreal Canadiens prospect, was turning in a dominant performance as Canada was smacking the USA 6-2 in the world junior semifinals.

Colorado: Seeing injured players Josh Manson, Valeri Nichushkin, Pavel Francouz and Evan Rodrigues all back on the ice was causing optimism in the Colorado Avalanche locker room.

Vegas: Beginning a seven-game homestand, it’s a great chance for the Vegas Golden Knights to make hay in the standings.

San Jose: Ryan Merkley, a defenseman in the San Jose Sharks system, is officially requesting a trade.

Calgary: Players on the Calgary Flames were expressing their anger following a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.