Tatar Says He’s Been Called Up

Forward Tomas Tatar tweeted this morning that he’s been called up to the Red Wings.

The Detroit organization has not confirmed the news but it can be assumed that Tatar would only be brought up to the Wings if an injury had occurred, as the team does not make a practice of calling up players just to sit them in the press box.

Cory Emmerton has been a healthy scratch for the Wings of late. If Tatar’s call-up is injury-related, one wonders why Emmerton wouldn’t be inserted into the Detroit lineup. My theory: A skill player is hurt and the Wings brass want a skill player (Tatar) to replace him, rather than a grinder (Emmerton).

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.