The Red Wings reassigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday.
Hicketts has accrued two assists and a minus-5 rating over six NHL games this season. His demotion to the AHL signals Patrik Nemeth (illness) may be ready to play Saturday against the Devils.
The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
The Red Wings hit the road for their next two games, and Hicketts will provide depth with Mike Green (upper body) out and three other blueliners on IR. Hicketts has suited up in five NHL games this year, posting two assists and a minus-4 rating.
The Red Wings assigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.
Hicketts has showcased an offensive touch over five NHL games this year, posting two assists. His reassignment could signal that either Mike Green or Filip Hronek (undisclosed) will be ready for Tuesday's matchup against the Senators.
Hicketts provided an assist, two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks.
Hicketts entered the lineup after serving as a healthy scratch versus the Kings on Thursday. He was needed with Mike Green (personal) and Hronek (undisclosed) unavailable. Hicketts has only two assists in five games, while adding 10 hits and 10 blocked shots. He'll likely return to AHL Grand Rapids when some of the Red Wings' five injured defenseman are ready to play again.
Hicketts was promoted from AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.
The Red Wings also brought Jonathan Ericsson up from the minors ahead of Thursday's clash with the Kings, though neither player is likely to get into the game barring an additional injury on the blue line. In four games for Detroit this year, Hicketts notched one assist, four shots and nine blocks.
The Red Wings assigned Hicketts to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday.
Hicketts' demotion indicates Danny DeKeyser (undisclosed) or Mike Green (illness) will likely be ready to return to the lineup Friday against Boston. The 23-year-old blueliner will probably continue to bounce between the AHL and NHL, so he won't be a dependable fantasy asset in 2019-20.
The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Hicketts has enjoyed a fast start to the season in the minors, racking up seven assists through his first eight games. The 23-year-old could make his season debut with the big club as soon as Tuesday against the Oilers.
Hicketts inked a two-year contract with the Red Wings on Wednesday.
Hicketts was a restricted free agent this offseason, and was able to land back with Detroit. He wasn't impressive in limited action with Detroit last season, going scoreless while posting a minus-9 rating in 11 games, but he showed some potential while skating in the minors, notching three goals and 27 points in 64 appearances. The 23-year-old blueliner will try to secure a spot on the Red Wings' Opening Night roster during training camp in September.
The Red Wings extended a qualifying offer to Hicketts on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Hicketts wasn't impressive in limited action with Detroit last season, going scoreless while posting a minus-9 rating in 11 games, but he showed some potential while skating in the minors, notching three goals and 27 points in 64 appearances. The 5-foot-8 blueliner will try to secure a spot on the Red Wing's Opening Night roster during training camp in September.
Hicketts was sent down to AHL Grand Rapids on Sunday.
Hicketts dished out three assists in five NHL games during the 2017-18 campaign but was held off the scoresheet in 11 contests with the big club this season. The 5-foot-8 blueliner will likely spend most of next season in the minors, as well.
Hicketts was called up under emergency conditions from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
With Danny DeKeyser and Jonathan Ericsson both dealing with lower-body injuries, Hicketts was recalled. The 22-year-old leads the Griffins in scoring this campaign with 27 points in 61 games. If he suits up in Tuesday's game against Pittsburgh, it won't likely effect the fantasy world, as he's pointless in eight NHL games this season.
Hicketts was demoted to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
Hicketts has been a healthy scratch the last three games, so the decision to send him down to the minors could simply be to get him some ice time. The team also deployed a lineup that included seven defensemen against Columbus on Tuesday, and flipping Hicketts for Wade Megan will allow them to take a more traditional 12/6 approach.
Hicketts remains pointless on the season even after Saturday's 4-3 overtime road win over the Panthers.
The blue-line prospect from Kamloops, British Columbia has stumbled out of the gate, which is particularly disappointing since Hicketts had three assists, nine hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating over his first five games at the top level in 2017-18. In fairness to the 22-year-old defenseman, he's already been tested in a precarious situation, as several Wings defensemen have sat out with their respective injuries early in this season. Learning on the fly should do wonders for Hicketts' long-term development, but he's not a recommended fantasy play at this time.
The Red Wings recalled Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Hicketts was one of Detroit's final cuts from training camp, so with Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) and Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) both ailing, it's not exactly surprising to see him back with the big club so soon. The 22-year-old blueliner could make his season debut as soon as Thursday against the Blue Jackets.
Hicketts failed to make the cut in joining the Red Wings to start the 2018-19 season. Instead, he was assigned to AHL Grand Rapids.
It's surprising that both Hicketts and Filip Hronek were assigned to AHL Grand Rapids. Mike Green (illness) was placed on the non-roster IR, and Niklas Kronwall (undisclosed) is no lock for the season home opener against the Blue Jackets on Thursday, At any rate, Hicketts should still be motivated to prove that he belongs at the top level after he produced three assists, nine hits, 12 blocked shots and a plus-5 rating over five games in his debut season with the Wings in 2017-18.
Hicketts was bumped back down to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
Hicketts made a strong impression with the Red Wings in his brief stint with the club, racking up three assists and a plus-5 rating with the team over five contests. He will return to the AHL to assist the Griffins as they attempt to earn a playoff berth, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the budding blueliner battle for a roster spot in training camp next season.
Hicketts collected two assists and six blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-2 home win over the Penguins. His first career point was a secondary power-play helper on Frans Nielsen's goal in the second period.
Perhaps the Wings should have used Hicketts a bit more this season, as the team has won in each of his appearances. The 21-year-old defenseman plays with a ton of energy and clearly, he's not afraid to step in front of shots. He'll be a sneaky fantasy play for the five games that remain for Detroit.
Hicketts was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Khan shrewdly points out that the Red Wings have now reached their post-trade deadline recall limit unless a player is to be summoned on an emergency basis for the rest of the season. Hicketts made his NHL debut Jan. 11 when he blocked three shots and recorded a hit over 15:13 of ice time in a rare shutout road win over the Devils. The 21-year-old is rather feisty and he's flashed his playmaking acumen at the lower levels.
Hicketts was sent back to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
The undrafted defenseman looked comfortable in his NHL debut against the Devils on Monday, as he blocked three shots and skated for 15:13 on the way to a 3-0 shutout win for the big club. Since the Red Wings are starting to get healthier up front and physical utility man Luke Witkowski is capable of holding his own on the blue line, Hicketts is better off in the minors where he'll almost assuredly pick up consistent playing time.
Hicketts went plus-1 with a hit and three blocked shots in his NHL debut against the Devils on Monday, which culminated in a 3-0 road win.
This checks out as an impressive first performance for Hicketts at hockey's highest level. In a figurative sense, he broke the ice with his hit and then looked quite comfortable blocking those three shots. The 21-year-old should inspire his NHL teammates with his energy -- at least until Trevor Daley is able to return from his lower-body injury.
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