The Detroit Red Wings on Monday assigned forward Filip Zadina, defenseman Brian Lashoff and goaltender Calvin Pickard to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
But don’t fret, Red Wings fans. This most likely will be a short assignment for Zadina, as the Red Wings don’t play until Saturday, and the Griffins host the Milwaukee Admirals on Friday.
Zadina, 20, has totaled eight points (3-5—8) and two PIM while averaging 14:11 of ice time in 13 games for Detroit this season. He netted a career-high three points (1-2—3) on Dec. 12 vs. Winnipeg. A 6-foot, 188-pound winger, Zadina has appeared in 20 games for the Griffins in 2019-20 and ranks among the team’s leaders with 13 points (tie 5th), seven goals (3rd) and four power-play goals (2nd).
Since becoming the 176th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with the Red Wings on Feb. 24, 2019, vs. San Jose, Zadina has posted 11 points (4-7—11) in 22 career games.
Lashoff, 29, made his season debut with Detroit on Dec. 21 at Toronto and recorded 14:50 of ice time. The 6-foot-3, 221-pound blueliner has posted six points (2-4—6), a plus-two rating and 20 penalty minutes in 25 appearances for the Griffins this season.
Pickard has played in two games for Detroit this season, sporting a 0-2-0 record, 5.31 goals against average and 0.818 save percentage. The 27-year-old became the 181st Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he tallied 29 saves in his Red Wings debut on Nov. 29 at Philadelphia. Pickard has tallied a 9-7-3 record to go along with a 3.03 goals GAA, 0.893 save percentage and one shutout in 19 appearances for the Griffins this season.