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Jordin Tootoo returns to Detroit

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Jordin Tootoo from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

A native of Churchill, Manitoba, Tootoo has skated in 38 games with the Griffins this season, recording 14 points (4-10-14) and 74 penalty minutes. The 31-year-old forward has also skated in 10 games with the Red Wings this year, recording one assist and five penalty minutes while averaging 6:57 in ice time. In 538 career NHL games with the Nashville Predators and Red Wings, Tootoo has totaled 134 points (49-85-134) and 808 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 138 AHL contests with Milwaukee and Grand Rapids, tallying 63 points (27-36-63) and 467 penalty minutes.

Detroit (30-23-13) will make its only visit of the season to Chicago on Sunday to take on the Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m. EDT (NBCSN/97.1 The Ticket) before returning home to host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday (both games at 7:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket).

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