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Red Wings recall Glendening, send down Jurco

Dec 31, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

Luke Glendening AP

Red Wings forward Luke Glendening might get to double down on playing outdoors in Michigan.

The team recalled Glendening from AHL Grand Rapids and sent down forward Tomas Jurco to make room for him.

Glendening played and had two goals in Monday night’s AHL Hockeytown Winter Festival in which the Toronto Marlies beat Grand Rapids 4-3 in a shootout. Now he’ll be set to potentially play in the 2014 Winter Classic on January 1.

Glendening has already had a turn with the Red Wings this season playing 16 games and earning one assist. Jurco had two goals and one assist in seven games with Detroit.

  1. lowenni - Dec 31, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Because Glendening is a Michigan-alum, I think they called him up not because of his play to replace Jurco, but to let him have that awesome experience to return to the Big House.

    Good NHL article on it:

  2. polegojim - Dec 31, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Great touch having him play in the Classic!

    Now, earn the right to stay in the NHL son… you’re getting the shots, take advantage of them!!!

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