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Detroit Assigns Marchenko to Griffins

May 1, 2015 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings have assigned defenseman Alexey Marchenko to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Detroit's ninth choice (205th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Marchenko went scoreless in three games with the Wings during their first-round Stanley Cup Playoffs series against the Tampa Bay Lightning and picked up two points (1-1-2) in 13 regular season games with Detroit. The Moscow, Russia, native has also registered 20 points (3-17-20), 26 penalty minutes and a plus-22 rating in 51 games with Grand Rapids this season.

Now in his second season in North America, Marchenko has accumulated 38 points (6-32-38), 40 PIM and a plus-33 rating in 100 career games with the Griffins. The 6-foot-2, 212-pound blueliner has yet to make his AHL playoff debut, as he missed the conclusion of Grand Rapids' 2013-14 season due to injury.

The Griffins will continue their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Toronto Marlies in Game 4 at Van Andel Arena on Saturday at 7 p.m., when Grand Rapids must win to force Game 5 on Sunday at 5 p.m. on home ice.

Single-game playoff tickets are available at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through, by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737, or via the Griffins app for iPhone or Android. Available for all playoff home games, Playoff 4-Packs include four or more tickets at a savings of $3 per ticket plus no service fees. To purchase a Playoff 4-Pack, visit or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

Fans who want to experience every Griffins game at Van Andel Arena during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs can purchase a Griffins Playoff Pass. Enjoy the same great seat at significant savings plus the convenience of the "pay-as-we-play" method of payment. To reserve your Griffins Playoff Pass, please call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

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