Detroit recalls D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids

NHL: Preseason-Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks
Sep 22, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Lashoff (23) checks Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings recalled defenseman Brian Lashoff from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday. He will add depth to Detroit’s defense with a compact schedule coming up the rest of the season.

Lashoff has played 47 games for the Griffins this season recording only two goals and seven assists. He will be available to play tonight if another defenseman can’t go. The Wings are finishing off a back-to-back against the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET. They will try to rebound after losing Wednesday night to the Colorado Avalanche 3-1.

As an undrafted free agent, Lashoff was signed by Detroit on October 1, 2008 to a entry-level contract. He made his NHL debut during the 2012-13 season and has been up and down sense then. In 122 career NHL games with Detroit, Lashoff has two goals and 11 assists. He has a plus/minus rating of -11 and has recorded 57 penalty minutes.