After he played his ninth game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night, Filip Zadina has been assigned to the AHL.
The Detroit #RedWings today assigned right wing Filip Zadina to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 15, 2019
The move is to prevent Zadina playing 10 NHL games and therefore burn a year of his entry-level contract. Sliding the first year of his rookie deal to the 2019-20 regular season.
In his nine games with the Red Wings, Zadina scored one goal and assisted on two, averaging just 15:23 time-on-ice. His shot attempt numbers and other underlying stats did not look highly on the Czech winger, but there is always room to grow for such a young player.
At just 19-years-old in the AHL with the Griffins, he has scored a total of 15 goals and netted 16 assists in 45 games. He will continue to help the Griffins score some goals and make a run in the playoffs.
The Griffins currently sit second in the Central division, just three points behind the division-leading Chicago Wolves. They play tonight against the Rockford Ice Hogs, but Zadina will most likely make his return to AHL action on Saturday night against the Milwaukee Admirals.