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Ferraro gets deal done

DETROIT >> The Wings came to terms with Landon Ferraro on a one-year, two-way deal for $600,000.

Ferraro will get $175,000 if he’s assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

He’s guaranteed $200,000.

If Ferraro, who turns 24 on Aug. 8, doesn’t make the team out of training camp he’ll have to clear waivers to be assigned to the Griffins.

Playing well enough in a three-game audition to end the regular season, where he notched his first NHL goal in the finale at Carolina, Ferraro dressed for all seven games of Detroit’s first-round playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Ferraro, who will compete for a fourth line spot in training camp, scored a career-high 27 goals and had 15 assists in 70 games in his fourth season in Grand Rapids.

The Wings, who took Ferraro with their first pick (32nd overall, second round) in 2009, like his speed and forechecking ability.


Wings recall Callahan just in case someone can’t go Tuesday in Columbus

DETROIT >> The team recalled Mitch Callahan, 22, from Grand Rapids and sent Landon Ferraro back to Grand Rapids. Callahan is third on the Griffins with 40 points (25 goals, 15 assists) in 66 games.

“We felt we should have an extra body just in case,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “These games are so big, we don’t want to wake up after the skate and find out we’re having to rush to get someone to Columbus from Grand Rapids.”

If he makes his NHL debut Tuesday in Columbus he will be the eighth player to do so this season.

“He’s having a real good year,” Holland said. “He’s gritty. He’s been very, very good down at that level for the last little while.”

Samuelsson recalled from Grand Rapids

DETROIT >> Mikael Samuelsson was recalled from Grand Rapids, while Tomas Jurco and Riley Sheahan were assigned to the Griffins.

Samuelsson, who will practice with the other players that didn’t make an Olympic roster on Feb. 19 in Detroit, needed to be recalled because the Griffins had too many veterans on their roster.

Jurco is playing for Slovakia at the Olympics.

Sheahan will play for the Griffins on Friday.

Eaves, Glendening recalled; Emmerton sent to GR

DETROIT — The Wings also have recalled forwards Patrick Eaves and Luke Glendening from Grand Rapids and reassigned Cory Emmerton back to the Griffins.

In eight games with the Griffins this season Eaves has four goals and two assists, while Glendening has three goals and seven assists in 17 games.

Both have yet to record a point in limited time this season in Detroit.