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Red Wings recall Kindl from Grand Rapids

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from his conditioning loan with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Kindl, 28, appeared in two games for the Griffins since being assigned on Feb. 14, picking up one goal and a plus-two rating in back-to-back wins for Grand Rapids. The Sumperk, Czech Republic, native, who has not played for Detroit since Dec. 27 after being sidelined with an elbow injury, has appeared in 28 games with the Red Wings this season, totaling nine points (2-7-9) and 14 penalty minutes. Kindl has logged 241 games for the Red Wings since 2009-10, recording 58 points (11-47-58) a plus-nine rating and 127 penalty minutes.

Originally drafted by Detroit in the first round (19th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kindl has skated in 239 games for the Griffins since 2005-06, registering 90 points (13-77-90) and 227 penalty minutes. Prior to turning professional, the 6-foot-3, 199-lb., blueliner spent three seasons with the OHL’s Kitchener Rangers from 2004-07, picking up 127 points (26-101-127) and 346 penalty minutes. He has also represented the Czech Republic at the 2006 and 2007 World Junior Championships and made his men’s national team debut at the 2014 World Championship in Minsk, Belarus, picking up three points (1-2-3) in 10 games.

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