With the injuries counting to mount for the Detroit Red Wings, they have once again dipped into their reserves.
Forward Joakim Andersson, 24, has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill in for Todd Bertuzzi whose chronic bad back is acting up again.
In 36 games with the Griffins this season, the Griffins number one centre has 10 goals and 27 points. The 6’2″ 205 Andersson is lauded for his strong two-way game and head coach Mike Babcock has been high on the Swede for a while now. He played five games for the Wings last year.