The Red Wings have signed Eric Tangradi to a two-year contract extension.
Tangradi has only appeared in one game with the Red Wings, but has impressed at the AHL level, picking up 49 points (24G / 25A) in 60 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins. He has 15 career points (5G / 10A) in 144 NHL games.
Tangradi is expected to make his Red Wings debut on Monday.
When Tagradi was called up, he was leading Grand Rapids (AHL) in points (31) and with Teemu Pulkkinen banged up, Tangradi will make his Red Wings debut vs. the Islanders. Despite great numbers at the AHL level, he has just 15 points (5G / 10A) in 144 career NHL games with the Penguins, Jets and Canadiens.
The Red Wings have recalled Eric Tangradi from Grand Rapids (AHL).
Tangradi leads the Grand Rapids Griffins in goals with 13 to go along with nine assists (22 points) in 24 games this season. The 26-year-old has almost as many goals as he did last year (14) in half the amount of games. He is with the Red Wings on their road trip and could make his Wings’ debut on Monday or Tuesday.
Eric Tangradi will make his Canadiens debut on Friday.
Tangradi was acquired for Peter Budaj before the start of the season and served as a healthy scratch for the first 23 games of the season. He will skate on the fourth line with Manny Malhotra and Dale Weise.
Tangradi has 1 goal in 40 career NHL games so he isn't really an ideal fantasy player. He's been able to find the net in the AHL, so maybe playing with Malkin and Neal will spark some goal scoring from Tangradi.