Martin Frk is one of the most improved players for AHL Grand Rapids, according to Wings assistant general manager Ryan Martin, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Frk is a prospect to watch within the Wings organization. He collected 27 goals -- including 11 on the power play -- in 67 games with the Griffins this season. He carried the positive momentum into the ongoing postseason, registering four points in the first round. Per the report, Frk is a shoot-first winger who works hard to better himself. Given that he's no longer waiver exempt on the final year of his entry-level contract, his fate with the Wings will be decided in the upcoming season.
Coach Tyronn Lue has jettisoned Mozgov from the rotation during the postseason, as the
Iman Shumpert scored seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt) and added three assists and two rebounds across 19 minutes in Wednesday's 123-98 Game 2 victory over the Hawks.
Shumpert saw a little extra run Wednesday with the Cavs turning the game into a blowout by halftime, but he's still only averaging 15.8 minutes across six postseason outings. With starting shooting guard J.R. Smith thriving thus far in the playoffs and LeBron James taking on more minutes than he did in the regular season, there doesn't appear to be much room for Shumpert to pick up extra playing time.
Wilson Ramos went 3-for-5 with a run scored and an RBI in Wednesday's 13-2 rout of the Royals.
That's back-to-back three-hit games for Ramos since he returned from the bereavement list, pushing his slash line on the season to an impressive .364/.373/.545. He's drawn just one walk in 17 games, but his reduced strikeout rate (13.4 percent, a career best and a huge improvement on last year's 20 percent) should help him remain productive even after he cools down.
Clint Robinson got the start at first base Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with three RBI in a 13-2 rout of the Royals.
He's now got five RBI in his last two starts, but with the Nats headed back to National League parks where there's no DH, Robinson could find it tough to get back into the lineup any time soon.
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