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Detroit Red Wings call up D Ryan Sproul from Grand Rapids

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenceman Ryan Sproul from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL.

The 21-year-old Sproul has eight goals and 16 assists in 53 games for the Griffins. He was originally drafted by Detroit in the second round in 2011.

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Detroit returns from the Olympic break with a game Wednesday night at Montreal. The Red Wings are trying to extend their streak of post-season appearances—they have not missed the playoffs since 1990.

The Red Wings announced Sproul’s promotion on Tuesday.