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Red Wings assign Lindstrom to Griffins

Blueliner has appeared in 10 NHL games this season

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Gustav Lindstrom to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Lindstrom, 21, has appeared in 10 NHL games in his first NHL stint after debuting on Feb. 6 at Buffalo, totaling 10 penalty minutes, four shots on goal, 13 hits and seven blocked shots in 16:20 average time on ice. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenseman has also skated in 45 games with the Griffins in his first season in North America, notching five points (0-5-5) and 26 penalty minutes. Lindstrom made his AHL debut for Grand Rapids on Oct. 5 at Chicago and registered his first point with the team with an assist on Nov. 2 at Manitoba. In 2018-19, Lindstrom won a Swedish Hockey League championship with Frolunda HC, notching six points (3-3-6) and 50 penalty minutes in 40 regular-season games and skating in six postseason games. Frolunda also captured a championship in the Champions League tournament, in which Lindstrom ranked second among the team's defensemen with six points (2-4-6) in 11 games.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the second round (38th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, Lindstrom has played in 182 professional games between the NHL, AHL, SHL and second-tier Swedish Allsvenskan. In 87 games with Almtuna IS in the Allsvenskan between 2016-18, he totaled 23 points (8-15-23) and 60 penalty minutes. The Ostervala, Sweden, native also picked up a silver medal at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching one assist and eight penalty minutes in seven games. Prior to turning professional, Lindstrom played for Almtuna's junior teams, totaling 20 points (9-11-20) and 16 penalty minutes at the under-20 level and 51 points (20-31-51) and 68 penalty minutes in 59 games in the under-18 ranks.

Gustav Lindstrom, Defenseman

Born Oct 20 1998 -- Ostervala, Sweden

Height 6.02 -- Weight 190 -- Shoots R

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 2 #38 overall 2017 NHL Entry Draft

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