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Red Wings recall Xavier Ouellet for precautionary reasons

Niklas Kronwall took a puck to his chin and teeth this morning, and as such...

RED WINGS RECALL DEFENSEMAN XAVIER OUELLET
… 2011 Second-Round Pick Has Played One Game with Detroit This Season …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Ouellet, 20, logged 17:15 of ice time against the San Jose Sharks during his NHL debut with Detroit on Monday. A native of Bayonne, France, Ouellet has also played in five games with the Griffins this season, showing two assists and a plus-one rating. Prior to turning professional, Ouellet skated in four QMJHL seasons with the Montreal Juniors and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada, registering 160 points (41-119-160) and 177 penalty minutes in 223 games. In 2012-13, he finished ninth on his club with 41 points (10-31-41) in 50 games during the regular season and ranked second among QMJHL defensemen with 16 points (7-9-16) in 15 postseason games. He represented Canada at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, notching three points (1-2-3) in six games.

The Windsor Star's Bob Duff, MLive's Ansar Khan and the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness all report that Ouellet was recalled as insurance in case Kronwall cannot play:

DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose confirms:

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And if Kronner can go, Ouellet’s in for Smith, right?  Or Quincey?

Posted by Garth on 10/23/13 at 11:54 AM ET

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Aren’t hockey players supposed to be missing teeth?

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 10/23/13 at 12:14 PM ET

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No, you’re thinking of strippers.

Posted by Garth on 10/23/13 at 12:20 PM ET

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Maybe Detroit strippers.  Come over to Windsor lol

Posted by Laran on 10/23/13 at 04:13 PM ET

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