Newbury Down, Ritola Up

From the Detroit Newsritolaplayerpic

Kris Newbury has be sent back down to the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Red Wings have re-called Mattias Ritola to the big club.

“We’ve lost two in a row, and we liked what we saw from Ritola in training camp this year.  Newbury gave us a good little push there, but you know, we are going to try something else — shake it up a little.” –Ken Holland

Ritola (another Swede) at 6’0 and 192 lbs, has an awesome sounding name and has shown some promise over the past few seasons. The Red Wings’ fourth round pick in 2005 has 14 points in 31 games played with Grand Rapids so far this season.  He played in two regular season games with the big club in 2007-2008 and registered one assist.