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Janik Assigned by Detroit

March 22, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Thursday assigned defenseman Doug Janik to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

A native of Agawam, Mass., Janik is second among Griffins defensemen with 26 points (7-19 - 26) and owns a team-best plus-18 rating in 56 games. The 31-year-old defenseman recorded one assist, a plus-two rating and six penalty minutes in nine games with Detroit, giving him 19 points (3-16 - 19) and 154 penalty minutes in 190 career NHL games. Janik also has 183 points (36-147 - 183) in 580 career contests in the AHL.

Janik is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Griffins visit San Antonio at 8 p.m. EDT. The team will then play back-to-back games against Oklahoma City on Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT and Sunday at 5 p.m. EDT.

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