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Red Wings Recall Three From Grand Rapids

Berggren, Edvinsson, Czarnik joining Detroit



Jonatan Berggren, Red Wings
Jonatan Berggren, Simon Edvinsson and Austin Czarnik are joining the Red Wings from Grand Rapids.

Without even having to say so, the Detroit Red Wings are making it abundantly clear that the injuries suffered by Christian Fischer and Jeff Petry are of a serious nature.

Petry and Fischer were involved in a clash of heads during Detroit’s 3-2 loss at New Jersey on Dec. 23. The collision occurred during the second period and neither player was able to continue.

The team has offered no public update on their condition over the NHL’s Christmas break. However, roster news happening early Tuesday evening between the Red Wings and their AHL affiliate the Grand Rapids Griffins was certainly revealing.

Detroit was recalling defenseman Simon Edvinsson and forwards Jonatan Berggren and Austin Czarnik from the Griffins under emergency conditions. At the same time, the team was placing Fischer on IR retroactive to Dec. 23.

Edvinsson made his season debut against the Devils. Both Czarnik and Berggren have already played several games with the Red Wings during the 2023-24 campaign.

Berggren Consistently Producing With Red Wings, Griffins

During a three-game stint with Detroit from Dec. 11-14, Berggren would net a point in all three games. He wound up compiling two goals and an assist in that span. He’s showing 2-2-4 numbers and a plus-four rating from seven Red Wings games this season.

Berggren has proven equally impressive while in the Griffins lineup. He’s second on the club 1ith 7-11-18 totals over 19 games. He owns both a three-game goal streak and six-game point streak for Grand Rapids this season.

The sixth player chosen in the 2021 NHL entry draft, Edvinsson was even while skating 13:18 of ice time against the Devils on Dec. 23. Last season, the big Swede netted a pair of goals in nine games for Detroit.

At Grand Rapids this season, Edvinsson was reponsible for assembling a team-high seven-game point streak. The stretch included Edvinsson’s first two-goal game and a pair of multi-assist performances.

In addition to ranking third on the Griffins in points, Edvinsson is tied for fourth among AHL defensemen with six goals and tied for fifth with two power-play tallies.

Czarnik has suited up for 16 games with Detroit this season. He’s showing one assist, six penalty minutes and a minus-three rating. The Detroit native has excelled with the Griffins, recording seven points (3-4—7) in nine outings. That includes a five-game point streak (3-3—6) from Oct. 13-Nov. 29.

In games with Czarnik inthe lineup, the Griffins are 6-2-1-0 (.722). They are 3-11-2-1 (.265) ledger without him.