According to Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman was in Grand Rapids on Wednesday to watch Red Wings prospect Filip Zadina. Yzerman's goal was to watch Zadina play with the Grand Rapids Griffins and then decide whether or not the youngster would rejoin the Red Wings for Saturday's game.
Jeff Blashill said Steve Yzerman is going to watch Filip Zadina tonight in Grand Rapids, then he'll decide whether Zadina rejoins Red Wings in time for Saturday game.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 4, 2019
Well, apparently, Yzerman liked what he saw because according to the Red Wings, they have recalled Zadina.
The Detroit #RedWings today recalled right wing Filip Zadina from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 6, 2019
From Detroit Red Wings:
The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Filip Zadina from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.
Zadina, 20, has skated in five games for the Red Wings this season, tallying a pair of assists, which came in Detroit's last two games (Nov. 30-Dec. 2), marking the first time in his NHL career he has posted points in back-to-back games. In all, Zadina has skated in 14 games for the Red Wings in the last two seasons (2018-20), tallying one goal and five assists in 13:55 average time on ice. Zadina has also appeared in 20 games with the Griffins this season, ranking among team leaders with seven goals (3rd), six assists (T7th), 13 points (3rd), four power-play goals (2nd) and 48 shots (T2nd). Prior to his initial recall to Detroit on Nov. 24, Zadina had authored one of his most productive stretches so far in the AHL, registering points in six-straight games from Nov. 8-22 (4-4-8). In 79 games with Grand Rapids over the last two seasons, the Pardubice, Czech Republic, native has logged 48 points (23-25-48) and 26 penalty minutes.