Street signed a one-year contract with the Red Wings on Tuesday. The 30-year-old center posted 55 points in 62 regular-season games for AHL Grand Rapids, and he coupled that with an electrifying postseason in which he helped the Griffins win a Calder Cup with 21 points in 19 games. Street has always torn up the minors, but he's been unable to hold down a roster spot in the NHL. In 35 career games, he's been held to zero goals and three assists. Next season will be a huge opportunity for Street to win a bottom-six role in the NHL and prove he belongs.
Street was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Monday. The seasoned forward skated in just six games for the Red Wings this season and has never played in more than 13 NHL games in a single season of his career. He will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so there is no guarantee Street will be with the organization next year. For now, he will return to the AHL to help the Griffins in their postseason run.
Street picked up an assist on Tomas Nosek's first NHL goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes -- his season debut. A shredder in the minors this year -- 25 goals and 54 points in 60 games -- Street got the call to the big team due to some injuries up front. His presence worked out right away despite Street playing a mere 10:01, the lowest on the team. It's far to soon to imbue him with fantasy value, but owners in deep formats should pay attention in case Street stays in the lineup and keeps it going.
Street is in the lineup Tuesday against the Hurricanes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. The 30-year-old center will play his first game in the NHL this season, and it's well deserved after tearing it up for the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins so far. Street has recorded 54 points over 60 games -- the best on the team. He has had difficulty making the jump to finding a spot in the big league, though, but now could be a chance to prove himself with a struggling Detroit team.
Street was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids under emergency conditions Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. The 30-year-old perpetually crushes AHL competition, but he's only appeared in 20 NHL games. Luke Glendening is dealing with a lower-body injury, so Street will be on hand with the Red Wings about to play their third game in as many days Tuesday night.
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