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Detroit recalls Kindl from Grand Rapids

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

Jakub Kindl

DETROIT – The Red Wings today recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Kindl has skated in nine games for the Griffins since he was assigned on Jan. 11, notching three points (2-1-3), 12 penalty minutes and 22 shots on goal. The 28-year-old has skated in 271 games for the Red Wings since the 2009-10 season, logging 67 points (16-51-67), 145 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating. This season, he has appeared in 23 games for Detroit and posted five points (2-3-5), including his first career overtime-winner on Nov. 6 at Toronto. Kindl has also seen action in 19 postseason games over the past three seasons, notching five points (1-4-5) and 12 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 199-pound blueliner has appeared in 138 AHL games for the Griffins since the 2005-06 season, totaling 93 points (16-77-93) and 239 penalty minutes and adding five points (2-3-5) in 17 postseason games. He was a 2009 AHL All-Star for the Griffins, posting an AHL career-high 33 points (6-27-33) in 78 games during the 2008-09 campaign.

The Sumperk, Czech Republic, native has also represented his country several times on the international circuit, most recently totaling three points (1-2-3) at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus. He also picked up five points (0-5-5) in 12 games at the 2006 and 2007 IIHF World Junior Championships. Prior to his professional career, the former first-round pick (19th overall) in the 2005 NHL draft logged 176 games in the Ontario Hockey League for the Kitchener Rangers, totaling 127 points (26-101-127) and 346 penalty minutes from 2004-07.

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