Sproul left Saturday’s game in Edmonton after spraining his knee while falling on his own. Sproul had to be helped off of the ice and there is no timetable for his return to the Red Wings’ lineup. Robbie Russo was recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL) to take his spot in the lineup on Tuesday.
Sproul played in five consecutive games, but will come out of the lineup tonight. Sproul, who will be replaced by Xavier Ouellet, had two assists and 11 shots while averaging 15:14 TOI in those five contests.
Sproul make the Red Wings roster out of trading camp but was a healthy scratch in the first four games of the season. Tonight the second round pick (55th overall in 2011) will replace Xavier Ouellet in the lineup and skate on the second power-play unit as well. Sproul had 12 goals and 23 assists (35 points) in 75 games with Grand Rapids (AHL) last year.
The Red Wings have recalled Ryan Sproul from Grand Rapids (AHL).
With Jakub Kindl (knee) out for the next two games, Sproul has been recalled to serve as the Red Wings extra defenseman. He has registered eight goals and 16 assists (24 points) in 53 games with Grand Rapids this season.