DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and removed left wing Adam Erne from injured reserve.
Svechnikov, 22, has appeared in four games for the Red Wings this season, marking his first NHL action since 2017-18 after missing the entire 2018-19 campaign due to a knee injury. He has totaled four points (2-2-4) and 10 penalty minutes in 20 games with Detroit since debuting in 2016-17. Svechnikov has also skated in three games with the Griffins this season, tallying four points (1-3-4). In parts of four seasons for Grand Rapids (2015-present), the 6-foot-3, 208-pound winger has chipped in 78 points (28-50-78) and 131 penalty minutes in 134 games. He was also a member of the Griffins' 2017 Calder Cup championship team, in which he posted a professional career-best 51 points (20-31-51) in 74 regular-season games and 12 points (5-7-12) in 19 postseason games.
Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the first round (19th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Svechnikov spent two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League prior to turning pro, registering 157 points (64-93-157) and 167 penalty minutes in 105 games with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles from 2014-16. The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, native also earned a silver medal at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with Russia, and previously captured silver medals for his country at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.