• 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.
  • Wings Make Pulkkinen A Healthy Scratch

    News: Teemu Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's playoff opener against the Lightning, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
    Analysis: Coach Mike Babcock elected to go with Landon Ferraro as the fourth-line right wing, likely reasoning that the 23-year-old's more physical game translated better to a bottom-six role than Teemu Pulkkinen's more purely offensive game. With the Red Wings looking healthy on their scoring lines heading into the playoffs, Pulkkinen may find himself a frequent scratch throughout the first round.
  • Wings' Pulkkinen Pots Two In Win

    News: Teemu Pulkkinen potted two goals in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Penguins.
    Analysis: Teemu Pulkkinen's multi-goal effort was the first of his career, and the second multi-point effort for the 23-year-old after collecting a goal and an assist in last week's win over the Oilers. The young winger has the potential to help out fantasy owners in the future, but with just six points on the year he's unlikely to be on anyone's radar in standard formats.
  • Wings' Pulkkinen Gathers Two Points In Win

    News: Teemu Pulkkinen registered a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-2 win over the Oilers.
    Analysis: Playing in his second game since being recalled once again, Teemu Pulkkinen's two-point effort doubles his season total. The 23-year-old has found success at the AHL level, tallying 61 points in 46 games, but he's had a tougher time with the big league club. With just four points, Pulkkinen doesn't have much fantasy value this season, but he could going forward.