Svechnikov (neck) will miss the Red Wings' three remaining preseason games, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Russian wing prospect is dealing with a muscle strain in his neck, which is especially poor timing because he was believed to be near the front of the line in terms of making the grand leap to the NHL after a Calder Cup-winning season with AHL Grand Rapids. He went scoreless with a minus-2 rating through two exhibition contests.

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