DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Joe Hicketts from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings placed left wing Justin Abdelkader on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 23.
Hicketts has skated in eight games with the Griffins this season, logging seven points (0-7-7) which leads all Grand Rapids defenseman and is tied for fifth among all AHL blueliners. The 23-year-old logged 11 games with the Red Wings during the 2018-19 campaign and has totaled 16 NHL appearances over the last two seasons, compiling three assists, two penalty minutes, 18 shots on goal, 26 hits and 39 blocked shots in 18:12 average time on ice. Currently in his fourth professional season, Hicketts has appeared in 212 AHL games with the Griffins since 2016-17, posting 80 points (13-67-80), a plus-five rating and 243 penalty minutes. He captured a 2017 Calder Cup championship as a rookie and has totaled 11 points (1-10-11), a plus-seven rating and 18 penalty minutes in 29 career AHL postseason games.