Here come the Aces

On Friday night, the Grand Rapids Griffins lost to the Chicago Wolves and their playoff hopes officially ended. They were mathematically eliminated with two games remaining in the AHL season. And while that sucks, it also means that a handful of reinforcements will be arriving in Detroit to serve as Black Aces for the remainder of the NHL Playoffs.

Recalled for the duration of the playoffs are:

Joakim Andersson, F
Louis-Marc Aubry, F
Fabian Brunnstrom, F
Francis Pare, F
Tomas Tatar, F

Travis Ehrhardt, D
Garnet Exelby, D
Doug Janik, D
Brian Lashoff, D
Brendan Smith, D

Thomas McCollum, G

Notably omitted from the recalls are Jordan Pearce (G), Logan Pyett (D), Jamie Johnson (F), Chris Minard (F), Landon Ferraro (F)