Red Wings call up Ouellet from AHL

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Red Wings have recalled defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids of the AHL.

The 22-year-old Ouellet played five games for the Red Wings during the regular season. He had four goals and 25 assists in 61 games for Grand Rapids.

Detroit is down 3-1 in its first-round playoff series against Tampa Bay. The Lightning host Game 5 on Thursday night.

Ouellet has appeared in one postseason game for the Red Wings, back in 2014.

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