Red Wings' Ryan Kuffner: Held in check in NHL debut

Kuffner made his NHL debut Saturday, recording 7:08 of ice time with 1:53 on the man advantage in a 2-1 win over the Islanders.

Kuffner didn't make any box-score contributions in his first NHL game, but the newly signed prospect out of Princeton is worth keeping an eye on down the stretch, as he saw power-play time right away and should benefit from the tutelage of veteran linemates Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen.

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