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Brunnstrom is Swedish for yo-yo

I’m sure you’ve lost track by now, so let’s take a look at the last six days of Fabian Brunnstrom’s life, shall we?

TUESDAY: Sent to Grand Rapids
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Had an assist for the Griffins
WEDNESDAY LATE: Recalled from Grand Rapids
THURSDAY: Sent to Grand Rapids
FRIDAY NIGHT: Had an assist for the Griffins
SATURDAY: Recalled from Grand Rapids
SUNDAY MORNING: Sent to Grand Rapids
SUNDAY NIGHT: Registered two shots for the Griffins
MONDAY: Recalled from Grand Rapids

Oh, and he’s expecting his first child any minute now. His wife was due to be in labor on Friday, but last we heard the big day hadn’t arrived yet.

Brunnstrom cleared waivers on Halloween, meaning he could go up and down without having to clear again for thirty days or ten games played. That threshold arrives on Wednesday, and with Patrick Eaves out until mid-January with a broken jaw, it’s fair to assume that Brunnstrom will be sticking around the Red Wings to act as the thirteenth healthy forward. Though, if he were to be waived again, it’s unlikely he’d be claimed on waivers since he’s playing well in the AHL, but not destroying it (like, say, Chris Conner or Gus Nyquist) and he has yet to prove that he’s useful at the NHL level again.

Brunnstrom is available for Wednesday’s game against the Lightning.

2011-12 NHL Statistics: 4 GP, 0 G, 1 A, 1 PTS
2011-12 AHL Statistics: 4 GP, 1 G, 2 A, 3 PTS

Photo Credit: Ryan Gajewski, Grand Rapids Griffins