GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday recalled defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Witkowski will return to the NHL for the first time since the 2019-20 season when he logged three points (1-2—3) and 13 penalty minutes in 12 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. From 2017-19, the blueliner spent two full seasons with Detroit, totaling six points (1-5—6) and 91 penalty minutes in 65 outings. The former Western Michigan Bronco has appeared in 131 games in the NHL and has amassed 13 points (2-11—13) and 162 penalty minutes.
Before coming to Grand Rapids this season, the Holland, Mich., native spent his entire AHL career with the Syracuse Crunch, serving as captain for three seasons. Through eight years in the AHL, Witkowski has registered 48 points (9-39—48) and 662 penalty minutes in 278 contests.
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