The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday the recall of defenseman Alexey Marchenko from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Marchenko joins the team in Dallas, where he will replace Danny DeKeyser in the lineup. DeKeyser is day-to-day with a groin injury.
Detroit’s seventh-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Marchenko will be the third defenseman to make his NHL debut with the Red Wings this season, following Xavier Ouellet and Adam Almquist. In 33 games with the Griffins this season, he has two goals and 14 assists for 16 points.
The twenty-two year old came up through the CSKA Moscow system and was a teammate of Pavel Datsyuk during the 2012 NHL lockout.