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Red Wings call up Filppula

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings recalled left wing Valtteri Filppula from the Grand Rapids Griffins, Detroit's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.

Filppula was Detroit's Third Round (95th overall) selection of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. The 21-year old Vantaa, Finland native ranks third on the Griffins in goals (11), assists (15) and points (26). He is currently tied for 16th in the AHL scoring race. He will be available to make his NHL debut on Dec. 15, when Detroit takes on the Florida Panthers in Miami.

Jiri Hudler has been reassigned to Grand Rapids after playing in four games with the Red Wings. Hudler was scoreless and posted and even rating during his four-game stint with Detroit.
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