Downey Returned to GR, Abdelkader Called Up

The Red Wings have announced another set of roster moves, sending Aaron Downey back to the Grand Rapids Griffins and calling up forward Justin Abdelkader.

Downey played last night against Dallas after having been called up earlier in the day along with Ville Leino. It was his first game of the season.

Abdelkader played two games with the Red Wings last season and spent the playoffs with the team’s black aces. He will make his season debut on Saturday in Washington – as will Leino – as the Wings will be without Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom.

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