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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183

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Teemu Pulkkinen netted the overtime game-winning goal for the Red Wings in their 4-3 victory against the Blues on Saturday night.
The 23-year-old also had an assist. He tickled the twine with 19 seconds left in overtime while on the power play. He has six goals and 10 points this season. You could do worse than Pulkkinen as a depth player on your roster. The Red Wings also got goals (first of the season) from Pavel Datsyuk and Luke Glendening. Dylan Larkin potted his eighth, while Brad Richards had two assists. Nov 21 - 11:15 PM

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Teemu Pulkkinen will get back into the lineup Monday.

He sat out Saturday's game because of a sore neck. Pulkkinen is expected to play with Andreas Athanasiou and Drew Miller.
Nov 16 - 3:34 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen won't play in Saturday's game against Boston because of general soreness.

Joakim Andersson will take his spot in the lineup. Andersson, 26, has no points in 10 games this season. He's not worth picking up in any kind of fantasy format.
Nov 14 - 5:10 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been fined $2,000 for embellishment.

Pulkkinen is the first player to be named and shamed this season for diving. He's been elevated to the level of a fine due to incidents on Oct. 24 and Nov. 8.
Nov 13 - 12:15 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen appeared to have a goal six minutes into Tuesday's game against Washington, but it didn't count on the scoreboard after officials reviewed the play.

It was deemed inconclusive even though it looked like Capitals netminder Braden Holtby may have pulled the puck out of the net. Coach Jeff Blashill didn't have a problem with the ruling and the Red Wings won the game 1-0 anyway. "We still haven't seen a picture where you can see the puck over the line," he said. Pulkkinen still sits at four goals and seven points after 15 contests.
Nov 11 - 8:22 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen scored a goal in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over Vancouver.

With the Wings down 2-0 in the third period, Pulkkinen got his team on the board to get the comeback started. The 23-year-old has picked up points in back-to-back games and now has four goals and five points in eight games this season.
Oct 25 - 9:00 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen scored in Detroit's 5-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 23-year-old has been one of the pleasant surprises of the season so far. He recorded his third goal in his last three games when he deflected a Dylan Larkin shot past 'Canes goalie Cam Ward. Fantasy owners may want to consider putting in a waiver claim on Pulkkinen is he's still available. Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan also scored for Detroit.
Oct 16 - 10:31 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen knows he has to score goals to cement his place in Detroit's lineup.

"That's why I'm here, my strength is to play in the offensive zone and score goals," said Pulkkinen, who scored twice Saturday night in a 4-3 win over Carolina. "It was nice to get a couple of goals. If you don't get goals you might get frustrated. It was nice to get a couple and now move on." Coach Jeff Blashill knows Pulkkinen can score, but he also wants him to play well defensively
Oct 12 - 10:17 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen notched two goals for the Red Wings in their 4-3 win against the Hurricanes on Saturday night.

If you own the 23-year-old, you will be very happy with his performance as he also had six penalty minutes and three shots on goal. Pulkkinen had five goals in 31 games last year, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him get around 20 this season. Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader each had a goal and a helper. Dylan Larkin had an assist, four shots on goal and two penalty minutes, along with a plus-three rating.
Oct 10 - 9:50 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen returned to Detroit's lineup on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old finished with a minus-1 rating in 15:30 of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 win over Toronto. Pulkkinen had previously missed the team's last four preseason games with a lower-body injury. "For sure I was feeling good the whole time," Pulkkinen said. "I was feeling good and nothing has changed. I feel the same right now and ready to go."
Oct 4 - 11:15 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen skated Friday and is nearing a return to game action.

He had been nursing an upper-body injuery the past week. Pulkkinen stands a good chance of making the Red Wings' roster and has talent to burn. That said, expect growing pains from the talented 24-year-old rookie.
Oct 3 - 9:59 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (upper body) is projected to be back on the ice this week.

"We'd still love to be able to get him into a preseason, but that is going to be a little bit on the pain thing and a little bit day-to-day," said coach Jeff Blashill.
Sep 29 - 11:06 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen is nursing an upper-body injury.

The talented rookie,who scored two goals and registered three points in Thursday's 6-1 win over Pittsburgh, should be considered day-to-day. The injury is not considered serious and should not impact Pulkkinen's quest for a roster spot.
Sep 26 - 9:21 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen helped his case for a feature role in the Red Wings' offense this season by scoring two goals and adding two assists for four points in Thursday's 6-1 win over Pittsburgh.

The Red Wings looked terrific against a Penguins squad missing key players at all positions. Nonetheless, it was a promising sign that Pulkkinen and fellow youngsters Dylan Larkin (2 assists) and Tyler Bertuzzi (1 G, 3 A) were tough to stop. Pulkkinen produced 61 points in 47 games with Grand Rapids last year, and held his own in 31 NHL games.
Sep 24 - 10:49 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen is anxious to prove he can be a regular contributor at the NHL level.

"I just need a chance," Pulkkinen said. "I'm in good shape. I can I can play in this league. It's all about getting a chance. If I'm not going to start in the lineup, I have to work harder and that's what I'll do." He appeared in 31 games with the Red Wings last season and will start the season with Detroit because he would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors.
Sep 15 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Dylan Larkin
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek