After a tough overtime loss against the Panthers, Red Wings fans were greeted with more bad news this morning. Evgeny Svechnikov has been placed on waivers. This is a hard move to explain. Svechnikov is only 24. This is not at all like the earlier decisions to place players like Valtteri Filppula and Frans Nielsen, both aged journeymen past their prime. Svech is a player that’s young, cheap, and provides some youth to the depth of this roster.
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According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Detroit Red Wings have placed Evgeny Svechnikov on waivers for the second time this season after the young forward cleared in early January. Now that he has played 10 games for the Red Wings this season, he needed to clear waivers again to be assigned to the taxi squad or minor leagues.
If we thought the Shayne Gostisbehere waivers intrigue would be the most-interesting wire move of the week, then we were wrong. At least for Detroit fans. You know what? I’m not here to tell you what’s most-interesting to you. Maybe this one doesn’t tickle your fancy as much as that one did. You do you.
Svechnikov was waived by Detroit on Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Svechnikov is only making $874,125 at the NHL level and he's picked up five points through 10 top-level appearances this year, so there may be a few teams interested in snatching him off waivers.
Detroit Red Wings fans are wondering what’s keeping Evgeny Svechnikov on the bench. Is it that Jeff Blashill has been playing lineups with seven defenseman and it makes him the odd man out? Is that he hasn’t been “good enough” on the ice and he sees value in other forwards?
Evgeny Svechnikov, over the past week, has gone from being a healthy scratch to being shipped to the Grand Rapids Griffins to being assigned to the taxi squad to being back in the Detroit Red Wings lineup tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena. Svechnikov will replace Bobby...
Detroit — Evgeny Svechnikov was back in the Red Wings’ lineup Tuesday against Carolina. That temporarily soothed an engaged social media segment. Some want to see Svechnikov in the Wings’ lineup daily, and expressed frustration when he was returned to Grand Rapids for the last three games after earning four points (two goals, two assists) in four games.
We’ve been wondering and arguing among ourselves about this all season long, but especially more since Evgeny Svechnikov last played for the Red Wings in a March 4th loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. That game was not particularly fantastic for anybody, but Svechnikov put up an assist and earned his fourth point in his fourth game played.
Evgeny Svechnikov admitted he was surprised to be back in Grand Rapids after the Griffins lost to Rockford Saturday night at home. Svechnikov had scored four points in four games for the Detroit Red Wings before he was sent back to Grand Rapids Friday. The right wing, who was taken 19th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored two goals, two assists and two penalty minutes since he was recalled to the Red Wings’ taxi squad Feb. 16.
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today reassigned right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins from the team's taxi squad. Svechnikov has appeared in four games for the Red Wings this season and recorded four points (2-2-4), including scoring the game-winning goal and adding an assist in his first appearance of the season on Feb. 27 at Chicago. The 24-year-old also tallied an assist in the first match-up at the NHL-level against his younger brother, Andrei, on March 4 at Carolina. Svechnikov has appeared in 24 games with the Red Wings since 2016-17, totaling eight points (4-4-8) and 12 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound winger has skated in three games with the Griffins this season, picking up a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes in his fourth professional campaign. In 185 games with the Griffins since 2015-16, Svechnikov has recorded 101 points (39-62-101) and 183 penalty minutes, adding 14 points (6-8-14) and 24 penalty minutes in 26 AHL Calder Cup Playoff games. As a first-year pro in 2016-17, Svechnikov registered a career-high 51 points (20-31-51) in 74 regular-season games and helped the Griffins capture the 2017 Calder Cup championship.
They’re hoping this will be the time, Thursday in Carolina. Evgeny Svechnikov, and his brother Andrei, who plays for the Hurricanes, appear set to play against each other for the first time in the NHL. They came close last season, but Evgeny was sent down to Grand Rapids the day...
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It seems like so long ago, but there was a time when the Detroit Red Wings and its fanbase were very excited about Evgeny Svechnikov. He was a goofy Russian forward that had skill, a contagious smile and a love for chocolate milk and cookies. He and Dylan Larkin, drafted in the first round the year before, were the Red Wings’ top two prospects – a center and a winger that you could project as part of Detroit’s top six for the foreseeable future. The 19th selection of the 2015 draft had plenty to smile about, and we all smiled with him.
Recently the Detroit Red Wings placed veteran forward Frans Nielsen on waivers. It’s a move that may clear the way for others. In 2021, a COVID-19 riddled year, waivers don’t necessarily mean a trip to the AHL; these days, it likely means a stop on teams’ taxi squad. Players on the taxi squad are permitted to travel and practice with their NHL team.
Waived and sent to Grand Rapids earlier this season, former first-round pick Evgeny Svechnikov appeared to have exhausted his opportunities to stick with the Detroit Red Wings. But the 6-3, 208-pound winger is back with the team, on the taxi squad, but at least practicing. He even got a look...
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today reassigned right wing Evgeny Svechnikov to the team’s taxi squad from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Svechnikov has skated in three games with the Griffins this season, picking up a goal, an assist and two penalty minutes. The 24-year-old is in his fourth professional campaign, returning to Grand Rapids in 2019-20 after missing the previous season due to a knee injury. In 185 games with the Griffins since 2015-16, Svechnikov has recorded 101 points (39-62-101) and 183 penalty minutes, adding 14 points (6-8-14) and 24 penalty minutes in 26 AHL Calder Cup Playoff games.
The Evgeny Svechnikov experience with the Detroit Red Wings may be over before it really got started. The former first-round draft pick, Evgeny Svechnikov, had been placed on waivers Monday as the Detroit Red Wings trim their roster before Thursday’s season opener against the Carolina Hurricanes. Unfortunately, Svechnikov couldn’t solidify...