Red Wings activate Mantha & Nielsen from injured reserve
Posted: 1:21 PM, Feb 11, 2020
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<p>DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 01: Anthony Mantha #39 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at Little Caesars Arena on November 01, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)</p>
DETROIT (WXYZ) — The Detroit Red Wings made several roster moves ahead of Tuesday night's game in Buffalo. Detroit activated Anthony Mantha and Frans Nielsen from injured reserve and both are expected to play tonight.
With the moves, they assigned Taro Hirose and Givani Smith to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mantha has missed the last 20 games after he suffered a punctured lung on Dec. 21 after he was slammed to the ice during a fight. This is his second year getting injured during a fight.
Before his injury, Mantha had scored 12 goals and added 12 assists in 29 games.
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