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Red Wings remove Conner from IR

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that veteran forward Chris Conner has been removed from the team’s Injured Reserve List and reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL). Conner has made six appearances with Detroit (1G-2A-3P) and 20 with Grand Rapids (7G-16A-23P) this season, his first with the organization. The 28-year-old native of Livonia, Mich. missed a total of nine NHL games after fracturing his hand on December 13 in Pittsburgh. 

Currently 24-13-1 on the 2011-12 campaign, Detroit will next face the Dallas Stars tomorrow night (8:00 p.m. EST – FSD & 97.1 The Ticket) at American Airlines Arena. The Red Wings’ next home game is scheduled to be staged on Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. versus the Phoenix Coyotes. The first 7,500 fans in attendance for this ‘Bobblehead Thursday’ match will receive a free Danny Cleary bobblehead compliments of Dodge RAM, the official truck of the Detroit Red Wings. 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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