Detroit Recalls Emmerton
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday recalled center Cory Emmerton from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Emmerton, 25, has appeared in 31 contests with the Griffins this season, registering 29 points (10-19 - 29), a plus-11 rating and 12 penalty minutes. The St. Thomas, Ontario, native is on an active five-game point streak with Grand Rapids, tallying six points since Jan. 4, and ranks third on the team in scoring. Prior to this season's stint with Grand Rapids, Emmerton made 217 appearances with the Griffins from 2006-11, recording 111 points (34-77-111) and 66 penalty minutes.
The 6-foot, 198-pound center has made nine appearances with Detroit this season, recording two assists and four penalty minutes. Emmerton has skated in 130 games with the Red Wings since the 2010-11 season, producing 21 points (12-9 - 21) and 22 PIM.
The Wings will face the New York Rangers on the road tonight at 7 p.m., when Emmerton is expected to play.
The Griffins will play in back-to-back games against the Abbotsford Heat on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday's game against Abbotsford will lead into the 12th annual Great Skate at Rosa Parks Circle, which features at least one player skating with fans for 24 consecutive hours from 10 p.m. on Saturday until 10 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, for a complete list of events, or to make a donation toward Griffins player's participation, visit griffinshockey.com/greatskate.
Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Single-game tickets for all home games are now available for purchase at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through griffinshockey.com, or by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737.
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