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Red Wings assign Criscuolo, Hirose, Barber, Pickard to Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned forwards Riley Barber, Kyle Criscuolo, and Taro Hirose and goaltender Calvin Pickard to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins, the club announced Monday.

All three of the forwards appeared in Detroit’s 5–2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 18, with Criscuolo picked up the lone assist on Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin’s hat-trick goal in the second period.

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Pickard served as Thomas Greiss’ backup in the loss. Neither Hirose nor Barber recorded a point in the game, although Hirose spent 1:04 on the power play.

Hirose, Criscuolo, Barber, and Pickard will likely all be in the lineup on Dec. 22 when the Griffins host the Milwaukee Admirals at 7:00 p.m. ET.