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Red Wings return Glendening to Grand Rapids as Franzen’s good to go

This is actually a good sign, because it means that Johan Franzen's good to go tomorrow vs. Calgary. Per the Red Wings' PR department:

DETROIT ASSIGNS GLENDENING TO GRAND RAPIDS
… Red Wings Continue Western Canada Swing with Calgary on Friday, Edmonton on Saturday and Winnipeg on Monday …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Luke Glendening to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Glendening has appeared in six games with the Red Wings this season after his making his NHL debut on Oct. 12 versus Philadelphia. The 24-year-old forward has averaged 9:18 of ice time with Detroit, recording two penalty minutes and seven shots on goal. He’s also played in five games with Grand Rapids, registering three points (1-2-3) and a plus-three rating.

The Grand Rapids, Mich., native signed his first NHL contract with Detroit this summer after capturing the AHL’s Calder Cup as a first-year pro with the Griffins in 2012-13. He began the season with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye, racking up 21 points (14-7-21) in 27 games before earning a promotion to the AHL. With his hometown team, he notched 26 points (8-18-26) in 51 regular-season games and 16 points (6-10-16) in 24 postseason contests. Glendening also played 165 games with the Michigan Wolverines from 2008-12, recording 70 points (31-39-70).

MLive's Ansar Khan confirms:

The Detroit Red Wings today reassigned center Luke Glendening to the Grand Rapids Griffins, as forward Johan Franzen is ready to return for Friday's game at Calgary (9 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit).

Franzen missed Wednesday's 2-1 win at Vancouver due to an undisclosed injury, the team said.

Glendening has appeared in six games with the Red Wings this season (no points, averaging 9:18 of ice time).

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...yay…

Posted by Garth on 10/31/13 at 01:26 PM ET

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