According to Mlive.com, Ken Holland told reporters that defenseman Alexey Marchenko is close to returning to the Red Wings’ blue line.
Marchenko has missed the last seven games with a shoulder injury but could be back in time for Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. The 25-year-old defenseman last played against the Arizona Coyotes on December 13th, a game which Marchenko played 11:02 before being injuring his shoulder.
Marchenko, originally a 7th round draft pick in 2011, has amassed three goals and 15 assists for 18 points in 102 career NHL games with the Red Wings.
Marchenko’s Career So Far
|2013-14||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||49||3||15||18||14||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013-14||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||1||0||0||0||2||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014-15||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||51||3||17||20||26||22||11||0||4||4||2|
|2014-15||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||13||1||1||2||2||1||3||0||0||0||0|
|2015-16||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||66||2||9||11||10||-5||3||0||0||0||10|
|2015-16||Grand Rapids Griffins||AHL||4||0||0||0||2||-2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016-17||Detroit Red Wings*||NHL||22||0||5||5||12||-1|