The Red Wings have recalled Riley Sheahan from Grand Rapids (AHL).
With the Red Wings missing Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm and Johan Franzen, they are in need of another centre, hence the recall of Sheahan. Sheahan recorded two assists in four games with the Red Wings, both came in a game vs. the Maple Leafs on December 21. He could find himself in the lineup in Los Angeles on Saturday.
The Red Wings will return Riley Sheahan to Grand Rapids to make room for Henrik Zetterberg's return on Saturday.
Sheahan recorded his first two assists of his NHL career on Saturday vs Toronto, they were the only points he recorded in four games during his call-up.
Sheahan who was recently recalled from Grand Rapids will play tonight against the Ducks.
Sheahan has six goals and eight assists in 23 games with Grand Rapids this season. He will skate on a line with veterans Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson.
The Red Wings have reassigned Riley Sheahan to @griffinshockey.
Sheahan played just 6:47 in the Red WIngs loss yesterday.
Can say it's now official: Riley Sheahan in, Tootoo out.
Sheahan will make his Red Wings debut this season and it will be his second career NHL game. He has 35 points in 67 AHL games this season.
Red Wings recall Riley Sheahan from Grand Rapids
Wings coach Mike Babcock mentioned last week that he wanted to have a look at forward Riley Sheahan. He may get his chance Sunday. Sheahan was recalled from Grand Rapids on Saturday. He has 16 goals and 19 assists in 67 games with the Griffins this season.
Riley Sheahan will make his NHL debut today for the Wings vs. Chicago
In a surprise move, Sheahan gets a look in the season finale. He scored a goal and an assist in seven AHL games.
Source: Ansar Khan 04/7/12, 8:01 am EST
NEWS: The Red Wings have signed Riley Sheahan to a three year entry level contract. Per club policy, terms are undisclosed.
Sheahan is already playing for the Grand Rapid Griffins following three years at Notre Dame. The former 21st overall pick scored nine goals and 25 points through 37 games with his collegiate university.