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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 194

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Teemu Pulkkinen has been returned to the minors.
Detroit has added Erik Cole to the roster and Henrik Zetterberg (head injury) could be back on Wednesday, so Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids for more playing time. Pulkkinen has two goals in 12 games with the Red Wings this season. Mar 3 - 9:55 AM

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Teemu Pulkkinen scored his second career goal when he slammed home a power play marker to tie Thursday's game at one. Detroit would go on to win 3-2 over San Jose.

It was a nice showing by the rookie call-up. He led all shooters with six shots, played 12:29 with 4:19 spent on the power play. That's big praise coming from Coach Babcock. He now has two goals in his young 14 game career.
Feb 27 - 2:20 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) was able to play Monday night against Anaheim.

He saw just 8:23 of ice time in the match and he recorded three shots on goal. Pulkkinen skated mostly on the fourth line with Stephen Weiss and Daniel Cleary.
Feb 24 - 9:36 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) will participate in the Red Wings' pregame warmups on Monday.

Pulkkinen's status for the game won't be determined until game-time as a result. The Red Wings are already probably going to be without Henrik Zetterberg, so losing Pulkkinen too would sting all the more. Riley Sheahan might move onto the second line to help fill the void if Pulkkinen can't play.
Feb 23 - 3:18 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen (leg) didn't practice on Sunday.

The Red Wings haven't ruled him out yet for Monday's game versus Anaheim and will see how he feels at the morning skate. Pulkkinen has one goal in eight games this year with Detroit.
Feb 23 - 9:10 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen will be in the Red Wings lineup Wednesday versus the Blackhawks.

The 23-year-old has been lighting it up in the AHL, leading the league in scoring with 57 points through 44 games, but his scoring has yet to translate with the Red Wings so far this year, as he has just one goal in six games. Pulkkinen was skating in practice on the Wings top line alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader and his fantasy value will hinge on his placement in the lineup going forward. Right now, this is a good start so we recommend picking up the talented winger in all fantasy formats.
Feb 18 - 5:29 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen practiced on the Detroit Red Wings' top line.

Pulkkinen has a ton of offensive potential as illustrated by his 57 points in 44 AHL games this season. However, he's only averaged 11:18 minutes per contest over his six games with Detroit in 2014-15. So we're skeptical about his short-term fantasy value, but he still might be worth taking a chance on given that Henrik Zetterberg and Justin Abdelkader are his linemates. Tomas Tatar slipped from the first to second line as a result while Gustav Nyquist lost his top-six spot entirely.
Feb 17 - 1:45 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been summoned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Detroit decided to discontinue its recent practice of carrying three healthy goaltenders, which opened up a spot for Pulkkinen. The 23-year-old forward has excelled in the minors with 30 goals and 57 points in 44 contests in 2014-15. Don't get too excited though as Detroit only gave him an average of 11:18 minutes of ice time per contest when he was with the squad back in January.
Feb 17 - 12:22 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids.

Pulkkinen scored his first NHL goal last night. His demotion was expected though given that the Red Wings don't have any more games scheduled before the All-Star break.
Jan 21 - 12:44 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen tallied his first NHL goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over Minnesota.

"It's been hard to find the open spots," Pulkkinen said of the NHL. "I found a good lane and Weisser made a good pass and I wanted to shoot the puck." He posted two shots in 7:25 of ice time. Pulkkinen will return to Grand Rapids over the All-Star break.
Jan 21 - 8:31 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen had no points in 16:21 of ice time in his season debut against Washington.

Pulkkinen played just under two minutes on the power play, and he had three shots on goal in the game. The 23-year-old has the potential to be a point-producing forward. He has 39 points in 33 games in the AHL this season. He could make an impact in fantasy leagues if he keeps getting opportunities on the power play.
Jan 11 - 12:34 PM

Look for AHL scoring star Teemu Pulkkinen to get ice time on Detroit's second power-play unit.

That alone makes Pulkkinen worth watching. The youngster has tremendous offensive upside and has one of the best shots in the minors, which is often compared to Hall of Famer Brett Hull's. Although Pulkkinen will likely be playing on the Wings' third line alongside Riley Sheehan and Drew Miller, he is a viable fantasy option for the short term this season and in dynasty leagues.
Jan 10 - 10:13 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen has been called up by Detroit.

He is leading the AHL with 20 goals and he ranks second in the league with 39 points in 33 games. Pulkkinen didn't have a point in three appearances with the Red Wings last year, but he could be someone to watch this time around. He will be in the lineup on Saturday against Washington. Johan Franzen is out with an upper-body injury, so Pulkkinen will replace him in the lineup.
Jan 8 - 5:24 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen could get a look with the Red Wings soon.

If Detroit puts Tomas Jurco, who is dealing with a sore back, on injured reserve then Pulkkinen may be in line for an NHL call up. He leads the Grand Rapids Griffins and is tied for second in the AHL with 38 points (19 goals, 19 assists) in 32 games.
Jan 7 - 5:05 PM

Detroit prospect Teemu Pulkkinen has a chance to crack the Red Wings lineup next season.

A lot will depend on whether or not the Red Wings re-sign veteran Daniel Alfredsson but the 22-year-old has a lot of offensive capabilities. He was a first round talent when drafted but he went in the fourth round because of injury concerns. The Finnish forward had 31 goals and 59 points this season for Grand Rapids and has nine points in eight playoff games.
Sun, May 18, 2014 08:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Daniel Cleary
3Erik Cole
4Drew Miller
5Tomas Tatar
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Marek Zidlicky
3Danny DeKeyser
4Jonathan Ericsson
5Kyle Quincey
6Brendan Smith
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson