The Coyotes have acquired Teemu Pulkkinen from the Wild for future considerations.
A day after the Coyotes and Wild made a blockbuster trade involving Martin Hanzal and a few hours after Pulkkinen cleared waivers, the two sides have acquired on a trade that sends Pulkkinen to Arizona for virtually nothing. Pulkkinen has just one goal in nine games with the Wild and 36 points (18G / 18A) in 47 games in Iowa (AHL).
Pulkkinen has cleared waivers and been reassigned to Iowa (AHL).
Pulkkinen had one goal and averaged just 9:09 TOI in eight games with the Wild after being claimed from Detroit. Pulkkinen’s skating is what is lacking and could ultimately limit him to an elite AHL scorer.
The Wild have claimed Teemu Pulkkinen off of waivers from the Red Wings.
Pulkkinen had a tough time landing a permanent spot in the Red Wings lineup after a breakout AHL season in 2014-15. Pulkkinen had 61 points (34G / 27A) in 46 games with Grand Rapids but has only picked up 20 points (11G / 9A) in 67 NHL games since. Pulkkinen has a lethal shot and could crack the Wild’s top-9.
The Red Wings have placed Teemu Pulkkinen on waivers.
Pulkkinen, 24, is only one year removed from posting ridiculous numbers with Grand Rapids in the AHL. The Finnish winger had 34 goals and 27 assists (61 points) in 46 games that year, but has struggled to get regular playing time in Detroit ever since. Pulkkinen has a lethal shot, but scouts say he may lack the foot speed necessary to have a huge impact at the NHL level. So far, he has just 11 goals and nine assists (20 points) in 70 career NHL games, but still has a ton of upside, so don’t be surprised if a team doesn’t hesitate to add him to their roster for free.
The Red Wings signed Teemu Pulkkinen to a one-year deal worth $812K on July 13th.
Pulkkinen, 24, shredded the AHL with 61 points (34G / 27A) in 46 games with Grand Rapids (AHL) in 2014-15 but has yet to land a full-time spot with the Red Wings since. Once he was called up, he has picked up 11 goals and nine assists (20 points) in a combined 67 games and will once again have to fight for playing time after the Red Wings added a number of veteran forwards this offseason.
Pulkkinen (undisclosed) is not expected to play on Monday.
Pulkkinen is a little banged up, so he will come out of the lineup tonight to give Eric Tangradi a chance to make his Red Wings debut. Pulkkinen’s injury is not serious and he is considered day-to-day.
Pulkkinen will miss 6-8 weeks with a dislocated shoulder.
Pulkkinen was injured on a hit from Coyotes’ forward Martin Hanzal. Pluckiness hasn’t have a great start to the season, registering just 11 points (6G / 5A) in 24 games but now he will be sidelined until mid-January. With Pulkkinen out, expect Tomas Jurco to get a permanent spot in the lineup. Detroit will likely recall another forward as well.
Pulkkinen (undisclosed) will be back in the lineup on Monday.
Pulkkinen missed Saturday’s game in Boston with a minor undisclosed injury, but will return to the lineup tonight in Ottawa. Pulkkinen is expected to play o the third line with Andreas Athanasiou and Drew Miller. The young forward has had a difficult time hitting the net this season, but still has five goals and 33 shots, which shows how much he fires the puck.
Pulkkinen (upper-body) is expected to play in the Red Wings preseason finale.
Pulkkinen, hasn’t played since September 24th because of an upper-body injury but is expected to play in the preseason finale and should be ready for the regular season opener. The 23-year-old had five goals and three assists in 31 games with the Red Wings last season and could have a breakout season in his first full NHL season.