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The Daily: Red Wings prospect Cossa added to ECHL All-Star Game; Vrana back in for GR

Former Red Wings Helm suffers injury setback

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Red Wings draft pick Sebastian Cossa will be playing in the ECHL All-Star Game

Jake Kupsky’s good fortune is also proving beneficial to Detroit Red Wings prospect Sebastian Cossa. Firstly, the Vancouver Canucks were this week recalling goaltender Kupsky to the AHL Abbotsford Ice. Secondly, that meant a spot was opening up on the ECHL All-Star Game rosters. Cossa was picked to fill that spot.

Cossa was the 15th player chosen in the 2021 NHL entry draft. He is currently fourth in minutes played among all ECHL goaltenders with 1,260. His rookie pro season has seen Cossa posting a 10-11-1 record with a 2.91 goals against average and a .895 save percentage. Cossa, 20, is 5-3-0 in his last eight starts. That’s including three straight wins from December 10-17.

The ECHL All-Star Classic is slated for Monday at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Vrana Returns To Action For Griffins

Jakub Vrana was back in the lineup Saturday for the Grand Rapids Griffins. He’d been sitting out two games as a healthy scratch. Vrana managed one shot on goal. Alex Nedeljkovic, on a conditioning assignment from Detroit, was posting a 27-save shutout over the Chicago Wolves. Cross Hanas netted the only goal.

The Griffins were also reassigning defenseman Donovan Sebrango to the ECHL Walleye.

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Red Wings Next Game

Detoit is playing a Monday afternoon game (3 p.m. ET) on Martin Luther King Day. They’ll be facing the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche in Denver. It’s the beginning of a stretch that will see the Red Wings play 10 of their next 15 games on the road.

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Colorado: Darren Helm is out again for the Colorado Avalanche. The former Red Wings center is suffering again from a core issue. That injury was also causing him to miss the start of the season.

San Jose: A healthy scratch for eight successive games, San Jose Sharks forward Noah Gregor is feeling frustration. He perceives there to be a lack of communication from the team.

Calgary: The Calgary Flames were managing to outscore the Dallas Stars 6-5 for a key victory.

Vegas: Robin Lehner, goalie for the Vegas Golden Knights, has filed for bankruptcy.

Florida: The Florida Panthers will be unveiling Florida Vice jerseys for NHL All-Star Weekend.

Montreal: Forward Jake Evans was suffering an injury as the Montreal Canadiens were losing to the Islanders.

Islanders: A 2-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens was moving the New York Islanders into a playoff spot.

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Washington: Anthony Mantha was returning from a two-game sitdown as a healthy scratch. The former Red Wings forward felt he was moving his feet well in his return to the lineup for the Washington Capitals.

Boston: Forward Pavel Zacha is signing a four-year contract extension with the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins let another one get away in a 2-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers posted back-to-back wins over the Washington Capitals.

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