Simon Edvinsson is a big part of the future for the Detroit Red Wings. In the present, though, Edvinsson isn’t playing. The defenseman chosen sixth overall by the Red Wings in the 2021 NHL entry draft was missing as the Grand Rapids Griffins were dropping a 3-2 overtime decision to the Springfield Thunderbird on Saturday at Van Andel Arena.
The rookie defenseman is out with an undisclosed injury. However, the ailment doesn’t appear to be of a serious nature.
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“It’s day to day with him,” Grand Rapids coach Ben Simon said. “We’ll see what we’re working with, talk to the trainers and see what we get.” In November, Edvinsson was out after contracting COVID-19. He’s also missed time this season due to food poisoning.
Grand Rapids is slated to play next on Saturday, a road game against the Milwaukee Admirals. Prior to his injury, Edvinsson had counted two points in his previous three games and four of his past eight games. With 1-13-14 totals through 30 games, he’s just off the 2-17-19 numbers he counted in 44 games last season with Frolunda of the SHL.
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