The Red Wings demoted Hirose to AHL Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
Hirose's spot among the lines had become fleeting of late, drawing into just one of the last three games. With reinforcements potentially on the way, Hirose will make the trek to Grand Rapids and will presumably see the first AHL action of his career after making the jump straight from college to the NHL in 2018-19. Dec 03 5:50 pm (EST)
- Hirose scored a goal and blocked two shots in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Sharks on Saturday.
- Hirose, who missed the past two games as a healthy scratch, isn't in danger of being sent to AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill wants Hirose to create more space for himself, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. "He's a really smart player, but it takes time to learn some tricks of the trade, so he's got to learn ways to free himself up, whether it's on board battles, ways to buy a little space and use his smarts all over the ice," Blashill said. "As a result, hopefully he'll have the puck a little bit more." All Taro Hirose News
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