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Red Wings recall defenseman Joe Hicketts


By @MichaelCaples –

Less than 24 hours after recalling Jonathan Ericsson, the Red Wings have summoned another defenseman.

Thursday, the team announced that they have called up Joe Hicketts from Grand Rapids.

Wednesday evening, Detroit recalled Ericsson after he played in 10 games with the Griffins since being put on waivers in October. The Wings also put Justin Abdelkader and Patrik Nemeth on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 10.

Hicketts has played in four games with the Wings this season during a previous call-up; he has one assist and a -4 rating.

At the AHL level, he has nine points in 11 contests, as well as a +1 rating.