Svechnikov was waived by the Red Wings on Monday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The oft-injured winger was able to overcome a minor arm injury in time for practice Monday, but now he's destined for either the taxi squad or AHL Grand Rapids in the likely event that he clears waivers. Svechnikov has appeared in 20 NHL contests since debuting in 2016, though his litany of injuries has made him long in the tooth as far as prospects are concerned.
Svechnikov (arm) was back on the ice for Monday's practice session, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Svechnikov suffered his arm injury during a scrimmage Tuesday but appears to be good to go moving forward. The time off won't improve the winger's chances of making the Opening Night lineup versus the Hurricanes on Thursday, though he should at a minimum factor into the taxi squad.
Svechnikov sustained an arm injury in Tuesday's intrasquad scrimmage, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports.
Unless the injury is relatively minor, this could be a significant blow for Svechnikov, who is no doubt eager to secure a spot on the 23-man roster for Opening Night. In his limited NHL outings, the 24-year-old winger garnered two goals on 26 shots, two assists and 10 PIM while averaging 9:09 of ice time in 20 outings.
Svechnikov is well aware that he is facing an uphill battle to win a roster spot out of training camp for the Red Wings, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. "I know it's a lot of pressure and (media) are going to ask about it," Svechnikov said. "I want to make this team and want to make the team better. I'm ready mentally, physically, and through all the adversity I went through, I'm even better with that."
Detroit's 19th overall draft pick in 2015, Svechnikov is hoping that the sixth time is a charm in training camp. The 24-year-old has faced quite a bit of adversity in his young career, including major knee surgery, so the brawny power forward will need to stand out in camp among a throng of evergreen prospects to finally claim the job in the NHL. The silver lining for Svechnikov is that he has a decent amount of experience in the minors, but he must make the big leap forward.
Svechnikov signed a one-year contract extension with the Red Wings on Sunday.
Svechnikov had 11 goals and 25 points with AHL Grand Rapids in 2019-20 after missing all of the previous season with a knee injury. The first-round pick from 2015 has yet to stick at the NHL level, with just four points in 20 career games with the big club. He'll likely spend most of 2020-21 in the minors.
The Red Wings reassigned Svechnikov to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Svechnikov didn't do much during his brief stay with the big club, going scoreless while averaging just 8:19 of ice time in four appearances. Detroit clearly doesn't think that the 2015 first-round pick is ready to be a full-time NHLer, so fantasy owners shouldn't expect Svechnikov to make a significant impact with the Wings before next season.
The Red Wings recalled Svechnikov from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Svechnikov has enjoyed a blistering start to the campaign in the minors, racking up one goal and four points in three games with Grand Rapids. The 2015 first-round pick will likely make his season debut with the big club sometime this week.
The Red Wings assigned Svechnikov to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Svechnikov didn't draw into a game in this NHL stint, and he'll head back to the minors to continue his development since Frans Nielsen (undisclosed) is back to full strength. The Red Wings hope Svechnikov -- their 2015 first-round pick (19th overall -- can bounce back from last year's torn ACL and remain a valued member of the team's young corps.
Svechnikov was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday.
Svechnikov missed all of last season with a torn ACL but came back strong with a three-point performance in his AHL season debut. Selected 19th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, the 22-year-old Russian has two goals and four points in 16 career NHL contests. If he cracks the lineup, except Svechnikov to skate in a middle-six role.
Svechnikov (knee) was among Detroit's latest group of players demoted to the AHL, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Svechnikov will likely be a candidate for an early call-up once he shows himself to be healthy after missing all of last season due to a knee injury. The Red Wings don't want to overwork the 2015 first-rounder right off the bat, but expect to see Svechnikov with the club before too long barring any setbacks.
Svechnikov (knee) continues to work on his recovery but answered "Oh yeah, for sure. Absolutely. I'm ready," when asked if he would be healthy for Opening Night against Nashville on Oct. 5, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports.
Svechnikov lost the entire 2018-19 campaign due to his knee injury. Any lingering issues during training camp could hurt the winger's chances of avoiding a stint in the minors, especially following the acquisition of Adam Erne. If he can earn his spot, Svechnikov figures to start in a bottom-six role, but could even challenge for a larger role throughout the year.
Svechnikov (knee) was able to skate Wednesday morning, Dana Wakiji of the Red Wings' official site reports.
Ansar Khan of MLive.com relayed from the Svechnikov on Jan. 9 that he hopes to return from ACL surgery in mid-March, though the Russian being on the ice for solo skating is not exactly a new development in his recovery. Undoubtedly, the 22-year-old will need to prove that he can withstand contact and draw into multiple practices before getting the green light to return. The silver lining behind Detroit being out of the playoff race is that it will have a chance to expedite the development of its prospects by giving them ice time at the highest level without so much concern about the outcome of the game itself, though being competitive is the Original Six club's No. 1 priority.
Svechnikov (knee) is targeting a return in mid-March, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Svechnikov reportedly has been on the ice skating in solo sessions, which is a clear sign of progress as the prospect works his way back from a devastating ACL injury that required surgery. Perhaps Svechnikov will get a chance to suit up for the Red Wings toward the end of the season, as the team has long odds of making it to the playoffs, and at that point, it's free reign in terms of getting a closer look at the club's future.
Svechnikov underwent surgery for ACL reconstruction and will miss 5-to-6 months of action.
This is a huge blow to a Red Wings franchise that remains winless on the season. Svechnikov is a talented power forward who'd been hoping to claim a full-time role at the top level. He's only played in 14 NHL games to date, adding two goals and just as many helpers over that span.
Svechnikov (undisclosed) was placed on non-roster injured reserve Monday.
Svechnikov got hurt in Detroit's finale preseason game, and apparently it was bad enough to get him put on IR. It was unlikely the 21-year-old was going to make the roster out of camp, and when he's healthy the odds are that he will be doing his rehabbing at AHL Grand Rapids.
Svechnikov was "banged up" in Saturday's home win over the Maple Leafs, which explains his early departure from Sunday's morning session, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
The burgeoning power forward picked up a power-play assist over 14:23 of ice time in the preseason finale, which culminated in a 5-1 victory at Little Caesar's Arena. Svechnikov is on the roster bubble, but if his injury lingers, the Wings could have him resume hockey activities with AHL Grand Rapids.
Svechnikov executed the game-winning goal Saturday in a 4-3 overtime home win over the Bruins.
Svechnikov has game-winning goals in back-to-back preseason games. His brother, Andrei, is a big-time prospect for the Hurricanes, but Evgeny is three years his superior and highly skilled in his own right. The power forward only produced seven goals and 16 assists over 57 games with AHL Grand Rapids last season, but he didn't look completely out of place at the top level, notching four points through 14 contests, despite only averaging 8:49 of ice time.
Svechnikov found the back of the net Thursday in a 4-2 preseason home win over the Blackhawks.
Givani Smith managed to evade multiple defenders and then delivered a slick pass to fellow winger prospect Svechnikov, who had a wide-open look at the net. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound Russian is gradually seeing more opportunities with the parent club. So far, he's produced two goals and two assists through 16 games spread out over the past two seasons.
Svechnikov was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.
Svechnikov got off to a slow start with the Red Wings, owning just one goal and no assists over his first 11 career games. He seemed to be piecing things together lately, however, tallying a goal and two assists over the last three contests. Detroit likely demoted its 21-year-old prospect to assist the team's AHL affiliate as it makes a playoff push.
Svechnikov scored a goal and added an assist in a 6-3 win over the Sabres on Thursday.
The Russian's goal came with an empty net, but nobody involved is going to complain about the 21-year-old rookie adding to his point total. The 19th-overall pick in 2015 has played limited fourth-line minutes, so his fantasy potential isn't great at the moment. However, Svechnikov now has a multi-point game to his name, which is an accomplishment nobody can take away from him.
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