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Teemu Pulkkinen | Winger | #56

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (111) / DET
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Teemu Pulkkinen's one-year contract is worth $812,500.
Pulkkinen recorded six goals and 12 points in 36 contests with Detroit in 2015-16. He's questionable for the start of 2016-17 after undergoing shoulder surgery. Jul 14 - 2:06 PM

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Teemu Pulkkinen has signed a one-year contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings.

Pulkkinen had six goals and 12 points in 36 games with the Red Wings last season. He underwent shoulder surgery in June and might miss the start of the 2016-17 campaign as a result.
Jul 13 - 9:21 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen underwent shoulder surgery in early June.

Pulkkinen is expected to need four-to-six months to recover, which suggests he'll miss the start of the season and potentially significantly more than that. He had six goals and 12 points in 36 contests in 2015-16. He's a restricted free agent after Detroit presented him with a qualifying offer.
Jul 5 - 3:00 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen got a qualifying offer from Detroit on Monday.

The Red Wings also tender qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Petr Mrazek, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko. Pulkkinen notched just six goals and 12 points in 36 outings with Detroit last year.
Jun 28 - 9:49 AM

Teemu Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch in Game 5 against the Bolts.

This is a do-or-die game for the Red Wings. One more loss and their season will be over. Tomas Jurco will also watch the game from the press box, while Alexey Marchenko is sidelined with an injury.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 21 - 7:02 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco, and Brendan Smith will each be scratched in Game 2 on Friday against Tampa Bay.

Unfortunately there isn't a lot of fantasy value to speak of here. Pulkinnen managed just a dozen points through 36 games. Smith meanwhile posted 15 points, 62 PIMs, and 94 hits in 63 games.
Source: Corey Long
Apr 15 - 6:10 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen is a healthy scratch for Game 1 of Detroit's first round series.

Pulkkinen hasn't played since March 13. He finished the regular season with six goals and 12 points in 36 games.
Apr 13 - 7:21 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco, and Brendan Smith will be scratched for Tuesday's match with Montreal.

While Pulkkinen and Jurco continue to tease and disappoint offensively, Smith at least provides a modicum of fantasy value. Through 63 games this season he's posted 15 points with 62 PIMs and 94 hits. Not great, not bad either.
Mar 29 - 6:32 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen won't play in Thursday's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

He'll serve as one of Detroit's healthy scratches. The 24-year-old has six goals and 12 points in 36 games this season. Tomas Jurco and Alexey Marchanko will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 24 - 7:32 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Jurco will each be scratched against the Panthers on Saturday.

Unfortunately, neither youngster has been able to translate hype into production at the NHL level this season. Through 80 combined games they have 10 goals and 18 points.
Mar 19 - 6:04 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The 24-year-old has six goals and 12 points this season. Tomas Jurco will join him in the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 17 - 7:10 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Jurco will each be scratched against the Flyers on Tuesday.

Across 78 combined games played this season, the pair of young wingers have posted just 10 goals on 108 shots. Not a bad shooting percentage, sure, but not a high enough shot rate let alone success rate.
Mar 15 - 6:44 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen and Brendan Smith will be scratched from Tuesday's match against Columbus.

Unfortunately there isn't much fantasy value between either player. Smith has posted 13 points, 45 PIMs, and 75 hits in 54 games from the blue line. While Pulkkinen is still stuck on 12 points in 33 games.
Source: Craig Merz
Mar 8 - 6:31 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen will draw in for the sick Pavel Datsyuk in Sunday's match with Chicago

Pulkkinen hasn't played in nearly two weeks, now. And considering he's still stuck on six goals and 12 points, his fantasy viability is quickly fading. But keep an eye on him anyway, his best asset is his shooting ability after all.
Mar 6 - 3:32 PM

Teemu Pulkkinen and Brendan Smith will be scratched once again Wednesday night when the Blackhawks visit Detroit

Pukkinen with his third straight scratch, continuing the trend of sitting in the press box after returning from a shoulder injury. He's scored six goals and 12 points in 32 games after a stellar 2014-15 season in the AHL (46-34-27-61). Tonight will mark Smith's third straight scratch, the longest stretch of healthy scratches this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 2 - 7:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Riley Sheahan
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Steve Ott
6Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Darren Helm
5Tomas Jurco
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard