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Doug Janik | Defenseman

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/26/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 210
Drafted: 1999 / Rd. 2 (55) / Buf

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Detroit has reassigned Doug Janik to the minors.
The Wings may get Nicklas Lidstrom (deep ankle bruise) and/or Jakub Kindl (oblique muscle) back for Saturday's game against Carolina. Janik has played in nine games with Detroit in 2011-12, while producing one assist and a plus-2 rating. Thu, Mar 22, 2012 02:16:00 PM

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Doug Janik has been summoned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Janik made his season debut with Detroit on Tuesday because Detroit was without Nicklas Lidstrom. He was recalled after Jakub Kindl left Sunday's game with an upper body injury.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 01:28:00 PM

With Nicklas Lidstrom out of tonight’s game at Columbus, the Red Wings have called up Doug Janik from Grand Rapids.

Janik played seven early-season games with Detroit and did not record a point. The 31-year-old was 7-18-25 and plus-16 in 53 games with Grand Rapids.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 04:55:00 PM

Doug Janik might be called up before Tuesday's game.

It will depend on if Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle) is able to play on Tuesday. Janik has seven goals and 25 points in 53 AHL games this season.
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 10:38:00 AM

Doug Janik has been sent down to the minors.

Detroit called up Janik as an insurance policy in case Brad Stuart was forced to miss Friday's game due to an ankle injury. However, Stuart will be able to play.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 03:47:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Doug Janik from the minors.

It is unlikely that Brad Stuart will be able to go tonight so the Red Wings dipped into their Grand Rapids farm club and recalled Janik. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Mar 11, 2011 07:24:00 AM

Doug Janik has been sent back down to the minors.

He has skated in seven games with the Wings this season, but with Jonathan Ericsson expected to return on Wednesday from a back injury he will head back to Grand Rapids.
Mon, Nov 1, 2010 02:31:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have called up Doug Janik.

Janik will play with Niklas Kronwall on Tuesday. The Red Wings needed an extra defenseman because Brian Rafalski is expected to miss the game with a knee injury.
Tue, Oct 12, 2010 02:21:00 PM

Defenseman Doug Janik and goaltender Joey MacDonald were placed on waivers by Detroit on Monday.

Neither of them were expected to crack the opening roster anyway and they will report to the minors if they clear.
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 03:14:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have sent Doug Janik back to Grand Rapids of the AHL.

Janik was sent down after Jonathan Ericsson was deemed healthy enough to return to the Detroit lineup. He had two assists in 13 games, so his fantasy value will not be missed by poolies.
Fri, Jan 15, 2010 08:27:00 AM

Doug Janik has been recalled from the minors.

He got the call after Detroit lost defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a knee injury on Monday night. Janik has appeared in one game for the Wings this season and has no fantasy value.
Wed, Dec 16, 2009 08:13:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings sent Doug Janik back to the minors on Wednesday.

Janik replaced an ill Brian Rafalski on Tuesday. He played 13:56 minutes in the Red Wings 2-0 win over Boston. He should only be back with the Red Wings if there are more injuries or illnesses.
Thu, Nov 5, 2009 07:06:00 AM

Detroit has called up defenseman Doug Janik.

He will play on Tuesday night against Boston in place of Brian Rafalski, who is out with an illness.
Tue, Nov 3, 2009 02:47:00 PM

The Red Wings signed defenseman Doug Janik to a one-year, two-way contract.

Janik will spend most of his time in the AHL. He played 15 NHL games between Dallas and Montreal last season where he had just one assist.
Wed, Jul 8, 2009 03:05:00 PM

Doug Janik was recalled by the Canadiens.

He will play in Monday's game against the Senators due to injuries to Andrei Markov and Mathieu Schneider.
Mon, Apr 6, 2009 03:31:00 PM

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