Andersson has signed a two-year contract with Orebro of the Swedish Elite League (SEL), Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Andersson was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but now he'll return to the comforts of his native land. The 27-year-old defenseman played in 205 regular season games with the Wings, including 27 more in the playoffs, though he had a tough time fitting in this season with rookie Alexey Marchenko needing minutes on the blue line. It'll be interesting to see if Andersson returns to the NHL someday, but if not, he finishes with 15 goals and 21 assists after four years of service.
Andersson was called up by the Red Wings on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Justin Abdelkader is questionable for the season finale Saturday, so Andersson is an insurance policy in case Abdelkader can't go. Andersson hasn't been with the Wings since February and has three points in 28 games this season.
Andersson was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids by the Red Wings on Thursday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Andersson has been back and forth between Detroit and Grand Rapids all season, as he has struggled with his consistency this season. He's never been much of a fantasy contributor, with only one season of more than 10 points, but has even less value now that he's not playing every night in Detroit. With the way things are rolling for Detroit right now, Andersson will likely need an injury to get back into the lineup.
Andersson returns to the Red Wings on Tuesday after a brief stint in the AHL. Andersson went unclaimed on waivers before being assigned to AHL Grand Rapids. In 26 outings this season, the center has a meager three points. Given his lack of offensive production, combined with averaging a nominal 9:17 of ice time per game, the 26-year-old would be a reach in most leagues.
After a healthy scratch Saturday, Andersson has been sent down to AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Nobody picked up Andersson after he was waived Friday, so it was only a matter of time before he was re-assigned. Eric Tangradi was called up as another available forward.
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