Red Wings use roster emergency recall to bring Evgeny Svechnikov up

From the Red Wings:

And the Grand Rapids Griffins:

Here’s the press release:

… 2015 First-Round Pick and 2017 Calder Cup Champion Made NHL Debut in 2016-17 …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Evgeny Svechnikov from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins under emergency conditions.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the first round (19th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Svechnikov is in his second professional season and has recorded 22 points (7-15-22) and 56 penalty minutes in 52 games for Grand Rapids. After producing just five points (2-3-5) over the team’s first 26 games this season, Svechnikov has tallied 17 points (5-12-17) in 25 games since Dec. 30, including eight points (1-7-8) in his last 11 games. Svechnikov helped the Griffins climb back into the AHL’s playoff picture, as the team collected points in 24-of-28 games (21-4-0-3) from Dec. 22 to Feb. 28 to move into second place in the AHL’s Central Division prior to dropping their last two contests. Svechnikov won a Calder Cup with Grand Rapids as a rookie in 2016-17, ranking third on the team with 51 points (20-31-51) in 74 regular-season games and adding 12 points (5-7-12) in 19 postseason contests. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound forward finished fourth in AHL rookie scoring during the regular season and placed third in that category during the Calder Cup Playoffs.

A native of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia, Svechnikov also appeared in two games with the Red Wings during the 2016-17 campaign. He made his NHL debut on April 3, 2017 vs. Ottawa, scoring the shootout-deciding goal that night and recording four shots on goal in 13:08 average time on ice over his two games. Prior to his professional career, Svechnikov spent two seasons with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and notched 157 points (64-93-157) and 167 penalty minutes in 105 games. He has also represented Russia several times on the international circuit, winning silver medals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, the 2013 World Junior A Challenge and the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Evgeny Svechnikov, Right Wing
Born Oct 31 1996 — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
Height 6.03 — Weight 212 — Shoots L

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 1 #19 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft

— Regular Season —  —- Playoffs —-
Season   Team                         Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
2013-14  Kazan Ak-Bars                KHL     3    0    0    0    0  —  —  —  —  —
2014-15  Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL  55   32   46   78   70   7   1   6   7  14
2015-16  Cape Breton Screaming Eagles QMJHL  50   32   47   79   97  13   4  11  15   8
2015-16  Grand Rapids Griffins        AHL    —   —   —   —   —   2   0   1   1   0
2016-17  Grand Rapids Griffins        AHL    74   20   31   51   62  19   5   7  12  20
2016-17  Detroit Red Wings            NHL     2    0    0    0    0  —  —  —  —  —
2017-18  Grand Rapids Griffins        AHL    52    7   15   22   56  —  —  —  —  —
NHL Totals                           2    0    0    0    0

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My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

22 thoughts on “Red Wings use roster emergency recall to bring Evgeny Svechnikov up”

  1. It ultimately doesn’t really matter to DET’s current case, but I would like to see the NHL add a clause to the “4 call-ups” rule that completely excludes a call-up from counting if it resulted from an injury that resulted from a supsendable play.

    So since Nielsen was injured by Backes, and Backes was suspended for it… Svechnikov’s call-up wouldn’t count against the 4.

    Because I could absolutely see someone taking advantage of that in a playoff race.

    1. I don’t think you are understanding the difference between the 4 call-ups versus emergency call-ups. But I don’t think anyone wants to hear my views on this anymore. Google it I guess…

      1. I’m a little confused, honestly. If this is a roster emergency, are Pope or Witkowski not “good to go?”

        1. You are allowed to recall 4 players after the deadline. For any reason. Nothing to do with injuries or suspensions. We’ve done 2 of these – Coreau and Bertuzzi. They were on the roster at the deadline. We papered them down to the AHL, and then immediately recalled. This makes both elligible for the AHL playoffs. We didn’t need to do that. We could have just left Bert in the NHL and given him an early summer. But I guess they thought it was super important for Bert to experience another AHL playoffs. So we wasted 1 of 4 on him. Also didn’t need Coreau on the NHL roster. Could have just left him in the AHL and picked up some other piece of junk goalie on waivers to close out the NHL season. But whatever. We wasted 2 call-ups. We have 2 more. PLUS any EMERGENCIES. Which it seems people aren’t understanding. Nielsen is on IR. So we have an emergency. Our roster is down 1 player. So we can recall Svechnikov as an EMERGENCY. Still leaves us with 2 other call-ups. Which can be used at any time for any reason. Hence my previous suggestions to stop allowing David Booth and Luke Witkowski to play any more hockey games. Bring back Hicketts or Turgeon or give Hronek a look.
          Hope that helps. I know I’m viewed as the cancer around here…yet my knowledge likely exceeds 99.99% of the people on these various forms. Not being conceited. But I do feel I know the players, prospects, rules, CBA more than most. It was my job…

          1. What happened yesterday was unacceptable, plain and simple. I want to foster an environment where everyone “has a spot,” and I don’t like how things went down at all.

          2. Being smart doesn’t excuse you or anyone from behaving like an adult or acting with civility toward one’s follow posters. Your job is to be part of the community here, and if you can add something, great, if not, that’s okay, too. This goes for everyone.

          3. Attacking my children and referring to Givani Smith as a “menacing black man” seems far more childish than anything I have ever stated…I responded to those attacks with a kind request to leave my kids out of it. Which again I feel was an adult response.

            But gladly would like to get back to hockey now.

        2. Exactly. I don’t see any roster “emergency” yet. Sure looks like they’re choosing Svechnikov over other options, which is not a bad call.

          I don’t think I can stomach wading through all of this anymore on here though, George. There is basically no “community”, just one person screaming at the top of their lungs constantly about how great they are to drown out anyone and everyone else.

          Good luck.

          1. Primis, if you give me a chance, my post above explains very clearly the difference between a regular call-up and a roster emergency. But if it’s too long I apologize.

      2. Why are you so insecure! Your constant statements such as this strongly point, in my opinion, toward a dreadful need for psychotherapy!

        1. Don’t forget, you’ve been banned from KK. In my opinion, you’ve carried yourself on both forums as a fully insecure elitist!
          Throughout my 74+ years, my faith has guided me to attempt tolerating such as you—but you really push me to examine the outer edges of that faith!

  2. I guess this is why I can’t bag on Holland too hard most days. He knows the rules with regards to these call ups. Playing armchair GM with hindsight is a far cry from being an actual GM.

    1. I can’t assume he doesn’t know what he is doing. He isn’t intentionally ruining the team, but trying to do what he thinks is best.

    2. Hey biv. Some other people also know the rules…very, very well. Is it OK for those people to question how Kenny is acting upon those rules? Or do you think we should all just throw our hands up in the air and say “well this is complicated stuff so let’s just leave it to the experts and assume Kenny is making the best decisions”?

      Serious question. It’s totally cool if the casual fan doesn’t understand every rule, but let’s say there was someone that knew the CBA front to back. Why is it “hindsight” or playing “armchair GM” when they ask legit questions?

          1. You only tried to be an ass. This comment wasn’t about you, but of course you made it about you. I can’t imagine why you got banned from WIIM. Maybe look in the mirror.

      1. You just don’t “get it”! Everyone here WANTS to give you a chance, but none want your elitist beatings!
        FS, you have become a significant distraction to our Blog Team.
        Strongly suggest you have intensive psychotherapy!

        1. John, try to steer this back to the hockey topic. It’s OK if you don’t enjoy my posts. But maybe cut back on the name-calling and psycho-analysis. Cheers OK. FatSavage

          1. I repeat, in my strong opinion, you are very paranoid & in need of intensive psychotherapy.
            It appears very few of us are comfortable with your constantly elitist self promoting assertions of superior knowledge.
            We probably all admit that you do have a very high level of hockey knowledge, but you have failed to use it in any collegial manner within this or the KK blog.
            Yet you persist being a intolerant self-centered distraction impeding us from talking hockey!
            Again, in my opinion, you really need professional psychological assistance!

  3. I concur with Bev, John Dolan,etc etc . His Babbling and serious insecurities etc etc . (Sick Puppy??)

    His blog entries mess up a good blog!

    George please add a Block, Ignore option if possible?

    Wings will beat Vegas Tonite. JMO

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