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No media report from the skate, then this...


added 11:13am, Watch coach Blashill after the skate below.

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Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Witter eh? I like it.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 12/07/21 at 11:59 AM ET


I thought he was just suspended in thr A?  Did he already serve it or will he have to when he goes back?

Posted by ThatGuy on 12/07/21 at 12:20 PM ET

Paul's avatar

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Kyle Criscuolo from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/07/21 at 01:11 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Berggren not getting a sniff eh?

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 12/07/21 at 01:27 PM ET

Paul's avatar

With the two moves today, I am going to wait until Blashill updates which is usually 5ish.

Maybe someone is ill, injured or in Covid protocol.

Wait and see mode.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/07/21 at 01:29 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Berggren not getting a sniff eh?

Posted by MurrayChadwick

It wouldn’t make a lot of sense to bring him up if he’d only play on the 4th line (which is where I’m assuming Criscuolo will play). In general, I like having Criscuolo get some NHL time at his age. And he played very well last week when he was up.

I’d still like to see Barber get some extended playing time in Detroit on at least the 3rd line. He’s a hard worker and he shoots (pretty accurately) from everywhere.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 12/07/21 at 02:34 PM ET


Nashville is a very physical team for what it’s worth.
Before they got a little healthier it seemed they just plugged
their lineup with a couple quasi-enforcer types.
They’re still as likely as anyone to take runs at guys and dress multiple
fighters. Last thing we need is an injury to a key player as games get harder
and team is beginning to look up (assume we’re a little past the “might as well
be bad by the end for a higher pick, again” gambit).

Posted by lefty.30 on 12/07/21 at 04:05 PM ET

Steeb's avatar

I’m thinking Berggren will get a 9 game callup late in the season, when we’ve made some deadline moves/have different guys out/can play line blender a little more. He seems to be in a rhythm in GR, so no reason to bring hip up to play 7 minutes on a makeshift 4th line.

Posted by Steeb on 12/07/21 at 05:09 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Witter sounds like a nice add for a game against a physical team like NSH. It’ll be interesting to see if he sticks around for STL and COL on Thursday and Friday.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/07/21 at 06:10 PM ET

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