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Marchenko assigned to Griffins

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Alexey Marchenko to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and placed right wing Johan Franzen on seven-day injured reserve.

Marchenko, 23, is in his third season in North America and seventh season of professional hockey. In 2014-15, he skated in 13 games for the Red Wings and tallied two points (1-1-2) and two penalty minutes, while appearing in three postseason games during the team’s first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Marchenko also played 51 regular-season games for the Griffins, notching 20 points (3-17-20) and a plus-22 rating. He also logged four assists in 11 postseason games for Grand Rapids. In 100 career AHL games since 2013-14, the former 2011 seventh-round pick (205th overall) of the Red Wings has recorded 38 points (6-32-38), 40 penalty minutes and a plus-33 rating. Marchenko also represented the Griffins at the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Marchenko spent several seasons with CSKA Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) prior to arriving in North America. From 2009-13, he appeared in 82 KHL games for the club and registered 11 points (4-7-11). He also tallied 78 points (18-60-78) in 84 games for the team at the junior level, winning a league championship in 2011 and leading all defensemen in scoring.

Alexey Marchenk, Defenseman

Born Jan 2 1992 -- Moscow, Russia

Height 6.02 -- Weight 212

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 7 #205 overall 2011 NHL Entry Draft

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Season Team Lge GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

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2009-10 CSKA Moscow KHL 10 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

2010-11 CSKA Moscow KHL 23 0 2 2 4 -- -- -- -- --

2011-12 CSKA Moscow KHL 6 0 0 0 2

2012-13 CSKA Moscow KHL 44 4 5 9 6 7 0 0 0 0

2013-14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 49 3 15 18 14 -- -- -- -- --

2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --

2014-15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 51 3 17 20 26 11 0 4 4 2

2014-15 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0

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NHL Totals 14 1 1 2 4 3 0 0 0 0

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