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Wings acquire Riley Armstrong

by Todd Beam / Detroit Red Wings
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DETROIT -- The Red Wings finished Deadline Day by announcing that they traded defenseman Andy Delmore to Calgary for forward Riley Armstrong.

Armstrong, 25, has played in 38 games this season for the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League, registering 19 points (11-8-19) and 55 PIM. He has played in two career National Hockey league games with the San Jose Sharks in 2008-09 (0-0-0, 2 PIM).

Armstrong, a teammate of current Griffin Patrick Rissmiller with the Cleveland Barons during his first two pro seasons (2004-06), has totaled 159 points (82-77—159) and 539 PIM in 380 AHL contests.

Assigned to Grand Rapids following the trade, Armstrong is expected to make his Griffins debut on Friday when they host the Manitoba Moose at 7 p.m. EST.

Delmore, 33, has spent the entire 2009-10 season playing for Grand Rapids of the AHL. In 54 games with the Griffins he collected 20 points (5-15-20) and 32 PIM. A veteran of 283 games in the NHL, he played the last two seasons in Hamburg, Germany, before signing with the Red Wings on July 28, 2009.

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