Sunday, December 15, 2013

Red Wings Recall Tomas Jurco

Former Sea Dogs forward Tomas Jurco has reportedly been called up by the Detroit Red Wings and is expected to make his National Hockey League debut today against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Justin Abdelkader left with a possible concussion in the first period of Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press the Wings will call up Jurco in time for Sunday's afternoon game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena.

Jurco, selected in the second-round of the 2011 NHL Draft by Detroit, is having a solid season in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins. In 26 games, the 20-year old has 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points. He sits eighth in AHL scoring.

The skilled Slovak will become the eighth former Sea Dog to play in the NHL this season.

Photo: Marc Henwood/Station Nation

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