I’m not exactly sure what the Detroit Red Wings are doing here.
Forward Evgeny Svechnikov has once again been sent down to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins despite racking up four points in the four games he played with the Red Wings, which included the game-winning goal against the Blackhawks February 27.
Meanwhile, forward Mathias Brome remains a regular in the lineup despite having scored one goal in 27 games. As does veteran forward Darren Helm, who has also tallied only a single goal and two assists in 19 games.
In the midst of another rebuilding season, the team would be wise to allow the young Russian forward ample amounts of ice time as he continues getting his feet wet at the NHL level.
We’ve already seen what Svechnikov, who was drafted 19th overall in 2015, can bring to the lineup.
Is there any legitimate reason why he shouldn’t be playing more, especially when he’s already produced more in less time than others on the team?