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by George Malik on 12/15/13 at 12:18 AM ET
Red Wings fans are literally cheering this move, but it comes thanks to Deryk Engelland's shoulder to Justin Abdelkader's chin, which will result in a little chat with the Department of Player Safety and at least a weekend's worth of missed games for Abdelkader.
Per MLive's Brendan Savage:
Forward Tomas Jurco will make his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings Sunday vs. Tampa Bay, general manager Ken Holland told MLive Saturday night.
Jurco will be recalled from Grand Rapids of the AHL after Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader was knocked out of Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Abdelkader was hit in the head by Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland late in the first period and won't return until he's examined for a possible concussion.
Jurco is Grand Rapids' leading scorer with 11 goals and 16 assists in 26 games.
Update: This explains it. Also: Sit, Mikael Samuelsson, sit:
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