News:Joakim Andersson picked up an assist against the Blackhawks in Game 3 on Monday. He also was a plus-1 and had two penalty minutes.
Analysis:Joakim Andersson, a rookie with limited NHL experience, has tallied assists in back-to-back games, giving him four in 10 playoff contests.
News:Joakim Andersson had two assists in Monday's Game 4 win against the Ducks.
Analysis: These are Joakim Andersson's first playoff points, but during the regular season he only scored eight points in 38 games.
News:Joakim Andersson lit the lamp twice against the Canucks on Sunday. He was also a plus-3.
Analysis:Joakim Andersson scored both goals late in a blowout, but they still count, and now he has three goals on the season. However, when the Wings get healthy, he could see himself losing playing time.
News:Joakim Andersson scored the first goal of his NHL career in Friday's loss to Anaheim, adding an assist as well.
Analysis:Joakim Andersson was recalled from Grand Rapids (AHL) last week and has been seeing less than 10 minutes per game in his four NHL contests this season.
News:Joakim Andersson was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Friday.
Analysis: A sore back will sideline Todd Bertuzzi this weekend, and Joakim Andersson will be the man to replace him. He's been productive down at the AHL level this season, but Andersson hasn't recorded a point in five NHL games to this point. Jonas Gustavsson was placed on IR to open up a spot on the roster.
News:Joakim Andersson will be recalled from the AHL, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Todd Bertuzzi will miss both games this weekend with a sore back, and Joakim Andersson will replace him. The 24-year-old Andersson has only appeared in five NHL games in his career, but he's been pretty impressive at the AHL level. So far this year, Andersson has 27 points (10G, 17A) and 55 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins.
News:Joakim Andersson was recalled Friday, the Grand Rapids Griffins' official site reports.
Analysis: This move appears to be a precaution in case Justin Abdelkader (illness) can't go Friday. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said it "looks like" Abdelkader will play Friday against the Kings, so Joakim Andersson's time in the NHL may be limited.
News:Joakim Andersson was sent back to Grand Rapids (AHL) on Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Chris Conner has recovered from a broken hand, so Joakim Andersson will head back to the Griffins for additional ice time while Conner takes over a depth role in Detroit. Andersson was scoreless with a plus-1 rating in four contests with the Red Wings.
News: The Red Wings recalled Joakim Andersson from AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis:Joakim Andersson picked up 17 points (8G, 9A) in 29 games with Grand Rapids. He will jump right into the lineup and play on the fourth line in Tuesday's game against the Blues.
News:Joakim Andersson has been sent to Grand Rapids (AHL), MLive.com reports.
Analysis: He'll get a chance at making a greater impact in 2012-13, while anything Joakim Andersson provides this season figures to come in the form of being a short-term injury replacement if needed.