A look at the Red Wings forward depth chart and who might be recalled next

As injuries start mounting, here’s a look at a possible depth chart for the Detroit Red Wings and who should be next in line to recall from the Grand Rapids Griffins (and why).
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Elmer Söderblom

The closest thing to a replacement for Rasmussen in Detroit's system is Elmer Söderblom.

While he is a known commodity and his game has picked up as of late, I think it would be a disservice to Söderblom and others on this list to see him recalled before them.

The beginning of the season was rough for Söderblom. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. In Söderblom’s defense, he was coming off a foot injury, which is never easy. Considering he is a big man, I imagine any sort of foot injury is even more of an issue.

Right now, Söderblom is getting into a nice rhythm with Amadeus Lombardi. It kind of reminds me of Lucas Raymond and Söderblom when they played together at the World Juniors. They’re both having a fun time, and I think it’s only fair to let them continue to play together and see where things go.

Although I still question Grand Rapids Griffins head coach Dan Watson's use of that line as a fourth line, that’s a discussion for another day.

In closing, Marco Kasper is the guy that I would call up as soon as possible to help the Detroit Red Wings chase a playoff spot. Who do you think the Detroit Red Wings should recall from the forward group next?