Marchenko has been called up to replace Kyle Quincey in the lineup for Saturday's game with Vancouver, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Marchenko has yet to play for Detroit this season, but did tally two points in 13 games with the Red Wings last year. He's one of the guys Detroit is hoping will blossom into a star, but will need to show more in the big leagues before that happens.
Marchenko was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids by the Red Wings on Friday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Marchenko's assignment indicates that the Red Wings are confident Danny DeKeyser (foot), who has missed the first four games of the season due to injury, will return to Detroits' lineup Saturday against Montreal. Marchenko never drew into the Wings' lineup during his stay with the big club.
Marchenko was activated from IR on Thursday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Marchenko is expected to serve as the Wings' seventh defenseman, and thus is a likely candidate to be a healthy scratch for Friday's season opener against the Maple Leafs. The 23-year-old registered 20 points (three goals, 17 assists) in 51 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season.
Alexei Marchenko was placed on injured reserve by the Red Wings on Sunday.
Alexei Marchenko was returned to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
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