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11/01/2018 at 1:31pm EDT

from Dana Wakiji and Arthur J. Regner of DetroitRedWings.com,

First it was the defensemen, now the forwards are getting hurt....

So the Wings called up center Wade Megan from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins Tuesday and sent down defenseman Joe Hicketts.

"I like Christoffer Ehn a lot as a player and at one point we were going to go with both of them," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "What I've been told from down there is Megan has been their best player every single night. He had a real good training camp. They're both similar in that they're real accountable defensively. It was a real close decision but we decided to go with Megan this time."...

"He's got a little more offensive game," Blashill said. "The other thing with him is we'd like to not be a roller coaster if we can avoid it. So if you're getting a similar type player and maybe adding a little more offense it allows Ehner to stay put for now."

Megan, 28, was originally drafted by the Florida Panthers in the fifth round, 138th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

He made his NHL debut for the St. Louis Blues two years ago and has one goal in four career games.

"I was very excited," Megan said. "I'm just super grateful for the opportunity to be here in the locker room and to compete with these guys tonight."

read on with more topics including Blashill on Joe Hicketts...

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