Stephens recorded two assists, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.

Stephens played a key role in the Red Wings taking control early in the second period. He helped out on goals by Carter Rowney and Vladislav Namestnikov. The 24-year-old Stephens had struggled until Sunday. He has just the two assists, nine shots on net, five blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through six contests. The second-round pick from 2015 has done little to earn anything more than a fourth-line role so far.

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