Riley Sheahan, 22, has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 18 NHL games this season. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)
Detroit — Back to work.
At least for the Red Wings who aren't playing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. They’ll resume practicing Wednesday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.
They'll have a few new players to skate with, too, and will need them, with nine players still in Russia.
The Red Wings on Wednesday recalled forwards Riley Sheahan, Cory Emmerton and Teemu Pulkkinen and defenseman Adam Almquist from Grand Rapids.
Sheahan, 22, has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in 18 NHL games this season and 18 points (eight goals) in 30 games with Grand Rapids.
Emmerton, 25, has 31 points (11 goals, 20 assists) in 36 games with Grand Rapids, and two assists in 11 games with the Red Wings.
Pulkkinen, 22, leads Grand Rapids and is 15th in the AHL with 42 points (19 goals, 23 assists) in 51 games with the Griffins.
Almquist, 22, has 33 points (including 31 assists) in 48 games with the Red Wings. He made his NHL debut Nov. 4 with the Red Wings and scored the next game against Dallas.
No decision has been made as to whether Sheahan will return to Grand Rapids once the NHL regular season resumes.
The three other Griffins will return to Grand Rapids in time for Friday's game.
Still, for Pulkkinen this is an opportunity to skate at the NHL level.
"It's great for me, my first time here with the big boys," Pulkkinen said. "I'm enjoy it."
The Red Wings will have not have forward Henrik Zetterberg (herniated disc) when the NHL season resumes Feb. 26, and may not have Pavel Datsyuk (lower body), depending on his health.