The Detroit Red Wings used an emergency call-up to recall Tomas Nosek from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 18, 2017
In advance of the Wings’ Saturday matchup with the Colorado Avalanche, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press revealed that Mitch Callahan is injured and another forward may be unable to play, necessitating the emergency call-up of Nosek. Should that forward be able to play, Nosek will rejoin the Griffins for their game in Chicago tonight.
I’m curious whether the mystery forward is Luke Glendening, who sat out Thursday’s win over the Arizona Coyotes. Glendening seemed like an odd choice for a healthy scratch at the time and, unlike when Anthony Mantha was a healthy scratch, there was virtually no press on it.
If the Wings need another grinding forward, I’d rather see it be Tyler Bertuzzi, but I’m not against Nosek getting a look. Nosek is waiver-eligible next season so it’s good to figure out a bit more about him at the NHL level before then.
One thing I find interesting is that the Red Wings specifically noted this as an emergency recall, which they did not do when Brian Lashoff was called up on Thursday and then immediately sent down when whichever defenseman was questionable ended up being able to play.