Red Wings activate Smith

Detroit, MI ( – The Detroit Red Wings have activated
defenseman Brendan Smith from injured reserve and assigned defenseman Xavier
Ouellet to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Smith missed the team’s last five games with a hand infection after a fight on
Nov. 18 at Columbus. The 25-year-old has two goals and four assists in 18
games this season.

Ouellet has appeared in five games for Detroit this season, recording one goal
and one assist.