Red Wings call for AHL scoring leader

The Detroit Red Wings announced on Tuesday that they have recalled forward Teemu Pulkkinen from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The Red Wings also assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to Grand Rapids.

Pulkkinen, 23, returns to Detroit as the American Hockey League’s scoring leader with 30 goals and 57 points in 44 games with the Griffins. Pulkkinen has 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in 11 games for Grand Rapids since being assigned from the Red Wings on Jan. 20, and has amassed 31 points (19 goals, 12 assists) in his last 19 AHL games overall.

Pulkkinen, who represented Grand Rapids at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic last month, notched his 30th goal of the year on Sunday vs. Chicago, becoming the first player in Griffins history with back-to-back 30-goal seasons.

A native of Vantaa, Finland, Pulkkinen has skated in six games with the Red Wings in 2014-15, scoring his first career goal on Jan. 20 vs. Minnesota.

Pulkkinen is expected to be in the lineup when Detroit visits Chicago on Wednesday night (7:30 ET, NBCSN, TVA).

Mrazek, 23, has appeared in 20 games with the Red Wings this season, posting a 13-5-1 record with a 2.55 goals-against average, a .909 save percentage and one shutout. He is also 3-2-0 (3.25, .876) in six games with Grand Rapids in 2014-15.

Mrazek helped the Griffins capture the Calder Cup championship in 2013, playing every minute of the team’s postseason run, and was a Second Team AHL All-Star in 2013-14.