Detroit Red Wings recall RW Filip Zadina, assign Adam Erne to Grand Rapids

Filip Zadina is going to get his shot after the Detroit Red Wings decided to recall him.

On Saturday, it was reported that the Detroit Red Wings had placed LW Adam Erne on waivers, and we noted that the move was most likely related to Filip Zadina being recalled. A day later, the Red Wings officially announced that Zadina has been recalled and that Erne, who cleared waivers, has been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

Why it Matters for Filip Zadina and the Red Wings

On Thursday, Zadina, who is a former first-round pick, was assigned to the Griffins to work on his game, and now, he is back where he hopes to stay for a very long time. After missing three months of action with an injury, Zadina has been recalled sooner than many expected, as conditioning stints to the minors can sometimes last a couple of weeks. The Red Wings are currently on their All-Star break, so they will not play again until Tuesday.

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Filip Zadina by the Numbers

Prior to getting injured on Nov. 5 against the Islanders, Zadina had only played in a total of nine games for the Red Wings, and he was still looking for his first point of the season. Here are Zadina's stats so far in the 2022-23 season.

  • 9 games
  • 0 goals
  • 0 assists
  • +/- of -3