Teemu Pulkkinen

#56 LW / Detroit Red Wings / EXP: 2YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 183 lb Age: 23 College: None

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen: Will play Monday

      Pulkkinen (neck) will play Monday against the Senators, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Pulkkinen missed Saturday's contest with a sore neck, but the ailment apparently wasn't serious enough to hold him out longer than just the one game. He has eight points through 16 contests and will slot back into a third line role.

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      Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen: Suffering from sore neck, could return Monday

      Pulkkinen revealed Sunday that he missed Saturday's contest with a sore neck, but he skated Sunday and coach Jeff Blashill indicated he will decide on the lineup Monday, Anshar Khan of MLive.com reports. Pulkkinen missed Saturday's contest because of the issue, but it appears as though it's nothing of much concern. He'll look to rejoin the lineup once again Monday, but that decision should come across at some point during the day.

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      Red Wings' Teemu Pulkkinen: Out Saturday

      Pulkkinen is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not play Saturday night against the Bruins, John Keating of Fox Sports Detroit reports. Pulkkinen reportedly is "a bit sore" and will be replaced in the lineup by Joakim Andersson on Saturday night. Expect the Red Wings to re-evaluate Pulkkinen ahead of their next game which will take place against the Senators on Monday, in Ottawa.

    • Makes Opening Night roster

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen has made the Red Wings roster to start the season, the team's official site reports.
      Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen spent a lot of time in Detroit last season, notching eight points in 31 games. He also dominated in Grand Rapids' playoff run in the AHL, which has led to a roster spot for the Finnish winger. The Red Wings are hoping he can convert the huge numbers he put up in the AHL to the NHL like teammates Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar have, but it may take a little more experience in the big leagues before that happens.
    • Could play Saturday against Toronto

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen (upper body) skated Friday and could play Saturday against the Maple Leafs, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
      Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen continues to make progress from an upper-body injury that he sustained last week. Saturday's contest is the young sniper's last chance to suit up before preseason concludes.
    • Resumes skating without contact

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen (upper body) resumed skating Tuesday and wore a non-contact jersey, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
      Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen sniped his way to 31 goals with AHL Grand Rapids in 2013-14, followed by a 34-goal output in 25 less games with the same team a year later. Hopefully he can draw back into an exhibition game soon, as he's a candidate to make the team out of training camp.
    • Detroit's Pulkkinen Looks Like Safe Roster Bet

      News: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said earlier this summer that Teemu Pulkkinen will be on the Red Wings' Opening Night roster, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
      Analysis: After tearing up the AHL for 34 goals and 61 points in 46 games last season for Grand Rapids, Teemu Pulkkinen is no longer waiver-exempt, and given the high probability of a team claiming him if he were exposed to waivers, the Red Wings should keep him at the NHL level all season. The 23-year-old struggled to provide consistent offense during his 31-game trial with the Red Wings last season, but it didn't help matters that coach Mike Babcock was reluctant to hand him significant minutes. Now that his old AHL coach, Jeff Blashill, is at the helm for Detroit, look for Pulkkinen to see more opportunities on the power play and as a member of the Wings' third or fourth line, where he could reap the benefits of playing next to more talented offensive players.
    • Detroit's Pulkkinen Re-Ups For One Year

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen re-signed Tuesday with the Red Wings on a one-year (one-way), $735,000 contract, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports.
      Analysis: After amassing 34 goals and 61 points in 46 games for AHL Grand Rapids last season, Teemu Pulkkinen has more than proven that he's ready for a full-time appointment to the parent club, and the Red Wings seem prepared to give him that. The 23-year-old winger unsurprisingly saw his productivity dip during his 31 games in the NHL in 2014-15, generating five goals and 10 points, but with that experience under his belt, he could be poised to make more noise during the coming season. With aging stars Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg nearing the ends of their careers, Pulkkinen will be one of several young forwards groomed to take on larger roles in the coming seasons.
    • Wings' Pulkkinen Dominating AHL Playoffs

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen scored twice and added an assist in Grand Rapids' (AHL) 5-1 Game 2 win over Rockford on Friday.
      Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen now has 11 goals in seven playoff games this season. Yes, you read that correctly. He has five goals and six points in the last two games alone. Pulkkinen, who played 31 games for Detroit this past season, is going to turn himself into a fantasy asset if the Wings are willing to give him a top-six role next year.
    • Red Wings' Pulkkinen Returned To AHL Grand Rapids

      News: Teemu Pulkkinen was returned to AHL Grand Rapids on Friday, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
      Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen has not been in the Red Wings' playoff lineup, so he'll join Grand Rapids for an AHL postseason run. He only had eight points in 31 NHL games this season, but he managed a whopping 61 points (34 goals) in just 46 AHL contests. The 23-year-old Finnish winger could be in the mix for a top-six role with the big club next season.
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