Detroit Red Wings call up D Robbie Russo from Grand Rapids


The Detroit Red Wings called up defenseman Robbie Russo from the Grand Rapids Griffins Sunday afternoon.

Russo will likely fill the role of defenseman Ryan Sproul, who went down Saturday night with a sprained knee.

A fourth round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Russo could make his NHL debut Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

So far, he has played in 57 games for the Griffins this season. He has recorded seven goals and 24 assists for 31 points with a plus/minus of +14.

Detroit signed Russo, originally drafted by the New York Islanders, to a two-year entry-level contract before the start of the 2015-2016 season. He has produced well in the AHL with 70 points in 127 games.