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Detroit Recalls Austin Czarnik

December 1, 2022 - American Hockey League (AHL)
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Grand Rapids Griffins forward Austin Czarnik
Grand Rapids Griffins forward Austin Czarnik
(Grand Rapids Griffins, Credit: Nicolas Carrillo/Griffins)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday recalled forward Austin Czarnik from the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Czarnik appeared in four games with Detroit from Nov. 5-Nov. 18, totaling one goal and a plus-one rating. The 29-year-old ranks third on the Griffins roster with 14 points (6-8-14) in 12 outings this season, with his four power-play goals tied for 12th in the AHL. Czarnik has totaled a least one point in nine of the 12 games and started the campaign with five points (3-2-5) in the first two contests. Czarnik notched his fourth AHL hat trick on Saturday, Oct. 15, which marked the earliest recorded by a Griffin to start a season, and it tied for the fastest hat trick to start a Griffin's career (Tim Skarperud 3/22/02 at MIL). The Washington Township, Mich., native was named the Howies Hockey Tape/AHL Player of the Week on Oct. 17 and became the first Griffins forward to win the award since Matt Lorito on Nov. 20, 2016.

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Grand Rapids Griffins forward Austin Czarnik
Grand Rapids Griffins forward Austin Czarnik

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