GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – With the Grand Rapids Griffins’ 15th season having come to a close on Sunday, the Red Wings on Monday recalled 15 players to serve as Black Aces during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs.
Joining the parent club are goaltenders
, Doug Janik,
, Derek Meech,
; and forwards
, Ilari Filppula,
In addition, Griffins coach Curt Fraser, assistant coach Jim Paek, equipment manager Brad Thompson and medical therapist Brad Shaw will assist Detroit’s hockey operations staff during the postseason.
The Red Wings begin their quest for the 2011 Stanley Cup on Wednesday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 1 of the Western Conference quarterfinals. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. EDT.