Jussi Olkinuora

Griffins Endure Tough Start to December

December started on the wrong foot for the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Texas Stars came to town and swept both games in the two-game series. On Friday, the star defeated Grand Rapids 4-1. Kyle Criscuolo scored the Griffins only goal. Magnus Hellberg played a conditioning game for the Griffins and made 34 saves. On Saturday, […]

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Griffins Split Weekend Series with Manitoba

The Grand Rapids Griffins opened the weekend with a perfect 3-0 home victory on Friday night. Kyle Criscuolo opened the scoring with what proved to be the game-winner at the 16:02 mark of the first period. Pontus Andreasson scored an insurance goal in the second period. Joel L’Esperance sealed the victory with an empty net […]

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Griffins Report: Czarnik scores hat trick in 8-5 win

Grand Rapids Griffins center Austin Czarnik scored three goals on Saturday, leading the Griffins to an 8-5 win over San Diego. The Griffins and Gulls split the two-game weekend series after San Diego defeated the Griffins 6-2 on Friday. The Griffins record is currently 1-1-0 after two games.  Player Preview: Austin Czarnik Austin Czarnik played two […]

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Red Wings Place Givani Smith on Waivers

With the NHL preseason concluding on Saturday, teams now have until Monday afternoon to become salary cap compliant ahead of the 2022-23 season, leading to a busy day on the waiver wire. Among those names, the Red Wings placed Jussi Olkinuora, Taro Hirose, Kyle Criscuolo, and most notably, Givani Smith. The 24-year-old winger spent all […]

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Red Wings lineup in Washington Tonight

The Detroit Red Wings will travel to Washington tonight to play the Capitals. The Red Wings will be looking to bounce back from a 2-0 loss against Washington on Friday in Detroit. Detroit played with what could be the opening night lineup in Monday’s 3-2 loss at home against Pittsburgh. The Red Wings have a […]

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Breaking: Annual Red/ White Game Recap

The Detroit Red Wings played their annual Red/ White training camp game on Sunday afternoon. Typical of recent Red/ White games, the game was two half periods in duration. Team Red defeated Team White 4-2 in an entertaining game. First Half Dylan Larkin opened the scoring for Team White, making the game 1-0. Givani Smith […]

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Detroit Red Wings Unsigned Prospect Watch: Goaltenders

The Detroit Red Wings have a plethora of prospects who remain unsigned. This is the first in a series exploring the Red Wings’ unsigned prospects. Here is a look at the three goaltenders who have yet to sign a contract with the Red Wings. Jan Bednar Detroit Red Wings Rights: June 2024 Jan Bednar was […]

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Red Wings: Expectations are High Entering New Season

Entering a new era, the Detroit Red Wings have high expectations for the upcoming season. The Red Wings have an almost entirely new coaching staff, depth throughout the lineup, and some young prospects who will push veterans for a roster spot. Here is a look at why the expectations are so high entering the final […]

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Analysis: Predicting Detroit’s AHL Lineup

Predicting a minor league lineup in July is a bit premature, but with the NHL roster almost set, Detroit’s roster in Grand Rapids is taking shape. The Detroit Red Wings continue to stockpile prospects in Grand Rapids (AHL). Several are transitioning to professional hockey, while others are adapting to the smaller North American ice surface […]

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Breaking: Red Wings Sign Goalie Jussi Olkinuora

On Tuesday night, it was reported that the Red Wings have signed Finnish goaltender Jussi Olkinuora to a one-year, two-way contract. According to CapFriendly, the deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $375,000 at the AHL level. This signing is a bit of a surprise as Olkinuora is technically under contract with EHC […]

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