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Red Wings recall Brendan Smith from AHL

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that defenseman Brendan Smith, 22, has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL). Detroit has also placed veteran blue-liner Mike Commodore, 31, on the 7-day injured reserve list.

Currently 1-0-0-0 on the season, the Red Wings will battle the Colorado Avalanche later tonight (9:00 p.m. – FSD & 97.1 The Ticket) in their first road game of 2011-12. Detroit’s next home game is scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. versus the Vancouver Canucks. The first 7,500 fans in attendance for this match will receive a free Pavel Datsyuk bobblehead compliments of AT&T. Tickets to all upcoming Red Wings home games are available at the Joe Louis Arena Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets, and online at
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