Wakiji on the brothers Svechnikov

DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji spoke to Evgeny Svechnikov about his brother Andrei, with whom “Geno” was able to catch up on Friday night:

Rookie Evgeny Svechnikov was in an especially good mood Saturday morning as he got a chance to spend time with his mom, Elena, and younger brother, Andrei, the night before.

“It’s a good feeling, seeing my mom and my brother last night,” Svechnikov said. “They came for dinner. We went to CN Tower. It was nice dinner. It was a great atmosphere. I haven’t seen my brother since the summer, so I was very happy. He’s bigger than me, so it was exciting to see.”

Andrei Svechnikov, who turns 18 in two days, plays for the OHL’s Barrie Colts and is listed at 6-foot-3, 184 pounds.

Evgeny Svechnikov, 21, is 6-foot-3, 212 pounds.

“He’s bigger in the shoulders and a little bit taller,” Svechnikov said. “It’s impressive. I’m really happy with what’s he got for the future.”

Wakiji continues

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