Forward Tyler Bertuzzi and defenseman Brian Lashoff have both been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Tyler Bertuzzi returns to the Griffins to get some playing time after spending a month on the shelf with an ankle jersey suffered on November 29th against the Stars. To this point, the former 2nd round pick has played in seven NHL games and continues to develop in a bottom six role. Bertuzzi will look to get his legs back under him and make an impact with the Griffins if he wants to force his way back to the NHL as soon as possible.
From Jeff Blashill: (source)
Bert has to go down and get playing down and hopefully get to a spot where he’s ready to take somebody’s job. He’s going to have to take a guy’s job who’s a skilled player. We could use muscle if he can come in and prove that he’s good enough. But it doesn’t make much sense for a guy who hasn’t played much in the NHL to just pop right back in and expect him to do that. Let’s give him a chance to get playing and get confident.
The Red Wings are also returning defender Brian Lashoff to the Griffins as well. The journeyman has appeared in five games with the Wings this season, averaging 12:30 minutes per night.
The 26-year-old has spent his entire professional career with the Red Wings organization after signing as a free agent in 2008. To this point, Lashoff has played in 122 NHL games after making his big league debut in 2012. Lashoff was an integral part of the Griffins’ Calder Cup win in 2013, and continues to work his way towards full-time employment with the big club.
Bertuzzi’s Career So Far
|2014-15||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||2||1||0||1||0||-2||14||7||5||12||10|
|2015-16||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||71||12||18||30||133||7||9||7||1||8||8|
|2016-17||Grand Rapids Griffins*||AHL||10||3||3||6||6||4|
|2016-17||Detroit Red Wings*||NHL||7||0||0||0||0||-1|
Lashoff’s Career so Far
|2008-09||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||6||1||4||5||0||1||8||1||4||5||2|
|2009-10||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||6||0||2||2||2||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010-11||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||37||0||3||3||25||-5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011-12||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||76||8||11||19||41||-9||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012-13||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||37||2||4||6||23||6||18||0||1||1||10|
|2012-13||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||31||1||4||5||15||-10||3||0||0||0||0|
|2013-14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||75||1||5||6||36||-2||5||0||0||0||0|
|2014-15||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||11||0||2||2||6||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014-15||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||32||1||6||7||12||16||16||0||3||3||8|
|2015-16||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||74||1||15||16||30||4||9||2||1||3||0|
|2016-17||Grand Rapids Griffins*||AHL||18||1||2||3||8||-1|
|2016-17||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||-3|