The Devils demoted Tangradi back to the minors Saturday. Tangradi picked up an assist with the Devils in his go-around with the club, but he's bound for Binghamton again, where he's spent the vast majority of the season. The 30-year-old has served mainly as an organizational depth piece over the last handful of seasons and there's nothing to signal that will change in the near future.
Tangradi picked up an assist in Friday's 3-2 shootout win over the Canucks. The 30-year-old winger has been up with the Devils for three games, as they have reached deep into the AHL Binghamton system to field a roster while six regular forwards are out. The March 9 promotion gave Tangradi his first chance at NHL action since the 2015-16 season, when he skated in one game with the Red Wings. He's not expected to hold much, if any, fantasy value during this top-level stint.
Tangradi was called up from AHL Binghamton on Saturday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. The Devils are reaching deep within their AHL system for reinforcements up front. Tangradi is a career minor-leaguer who hasn't played in an NHL game since his single-game stint with Detroit in the 2015-16 campaign.
Tangradi signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Wednesday. Tangradi was invited to training camp with the Red Wings last October, but the winger sustained a knee injury and ended up playing exclusively with AHL Grand Rapids that season. He recorded 31 goals, 33 assists and a plus-12 rating with the minor-league club, though Tangradi's shaping up to be a career organizational tweener.
Tangradi (knee) was placed on waivers by Detroit on Wednesday, James Mirtle of The Athletic Toronto reports. The big winger missed the vast majority of training camp through injury, which certainly didn't help his case for earning an NHL roster spot. Should he clear waivers, Tangradi is likely to be reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids, where he spent the entirety of last season, scoring 44 points in 54 contests.
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