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Wings recall 15 Griffins' players

by Randy Cleves / Detroit Red Wings
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 Thomas McCollum and Jordan Pearce; defensemen Travis Ehrhardt, Doug Janik, Brian Lashoff, Derek Meech, Logan Pyett and Brendan Smith; and forwards Joakim Andersson, Cory Emmerton, Ilari Filppula, Jan Mursak, Francis Pare, Brent Raedeke and Tomas Tatar.

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.

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