Red Wings make decision on Jonatan Berggren

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For fans hoping that Detroit Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman would make a big splash in order to help supplement his team's playoff chase, you're going to be a bit disappointed. 

Detroit did make a move earlier today, sending little-used tough forward Klim Kostin to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for defenseman Radim Simek and a seventh-round pick (originally New Jersey's pick) in the 2024 NHL Draft. But unless a late bombshell drops now that the 3:00 PM EST Trade Deadline has passed, Detroit did nothing else in terms of trades. 

But given the fact that captain Dylan Larkin is currently absent for at least the next week and a half due to an injury suffered last weekend, it looks as though the Red Wings are looking to the Grand Rapids Griffins for reinforcements. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, forward Jonatan Berggren is going to be called up to the big club.

As a rookie with the Red Wings in 2022-23, Berggren scored 15 goals with 13 assists in 67 games played after being called up from the American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins.

He's appeared in nine games this year with the Red Wings, scoring twice while adding three assists. In 43 games played with the Griffins, he's tallied 19 goals with 27 assists. Right now, he's in the final season of a deal that pays him $925,000 per year, and is slated to become a restricted free agent at the end of this season. 

The Red Wings take on the basement-dwelling Arizona Coyotes tonight at Mullett Arena, a prime chance to jump ahead of the idle Tampa Bay Lightning in the standings.

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