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Red Wings Recall Sateri, Assign Ehn, Reassign Fulcher

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Friday recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from the Grand Rapids Griffins, assigned center Christoffer Ehn to Grand Rapids, and reassigned goaltender Kaden Fulcher from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye to the Griffins.

Sateri, 29, has recorded an 18-9-3 record, a 2.79 goals against average and a 0.902 save percentage in 30 appearances with the Griffins this season. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound netminder has points in eight of his last 10 starts (7-2-1) and shows a 1.88 GAA and a 0.933 save percentage in that span. His 18 victories, which tie for sixth in the AHL, match his AHL career high from 2013-14 with Worcester.

Should he make his Red Wings debut, Sateri will become the 176th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL. Detroit hosts the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Originally drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall, by San Jose in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Sateri made his NHL debut with the Florida Panthers last season. In nine appearances, he notched a 4-4-0 record to go along with a 2.92 GAA and a 0.911 save percentage.

A native of Toijala, Finland, Sateri has played in 188 career AHL games since 2010 between Worcester (2010-14), Springfield (2017-18) and Grand Rapids, and has totaled an 80-86-6 record, a 2.78 GAA, a 0.906 save percentage and eight shutouts. He also spent three seasons (2014-17) with Vityaz Podolsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, tallying a 52-60-16 record, 2.63 GAA, a 0.923 save percentage and nine shutouts in 132 contests. Appearing in 74 games with Tappara Tampere in Finland’s top league from 2006-10, Sateri finished with a 27-34-7 record.

The 22-year-old Ehn, who is in his first season in North America, has played in games for both the Red Wings and Griffins. In 44 NHL contests, he shows seven points (2-5—7) and four penalty minutes while averaging 9:48 of ice time. He became the 173rd Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he returned to the Red Wings lineup on Nov. 6 vs. Vancouver.

In 10 games with Grand Rapids, the 6-foot-2, 193-pound center has logged six points (1-5—6), a plus-five rating and four PIM.

A native of Skara, Sweden, Ehn skated in 147 games with Frolunda in the Swedish Hockey League from 2013-18 and recorded 32 points (11-21—32). He produced career highs in goals (7), assists (10) and points (17) in 2017-18. Ehn helped Frolunda win back-to-back Champions League Tournament crowns in 2017 and 2016 and an SHL title in 2016.

In his first professional season, Fulcher, 20, has appeared in 23 games with the Walleye and has posted a 14-5-4 record, a 3.19 GAA and a 0.892 save percentage. He has picked up points in six of his last eight contests (4-2-2).

Prior to turning pro, the 6-foot-3, 182-pound netminder played three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with Sarnia (2015-16) and Hamilton (2015-18). During the 2017-18 campaign, Fulcher established junior career highs in GAA (2.86), save percentage (0.899), wins (32), shutouts (3) and games played (55) as part of a 32-17-6 record with Hamilton. He also tied for third in the OHL in shutouts and placed seventh in GAA. Fulcher backstopped the Bulldogs to the J. Ross Robertson Cup after compiling a 16-5 record, a 2.70 GAA and a 0.905 save percentage in 21 postseason appearances.

For his OHL career, the Brigden, Ontario, native totaled a 57-44-13 record, a 3.19 GAA, a 0.893 save percentage and five shutouts in 115 games.

The Central Division-leading Griffins conclude their season-high seven-game homestand tonight against the Texas Stars at 7 p.m.

Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.

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