Red Wings recall D McIlrath, send D Sulak to AHL
The 26-year-old McIlrath had a goal and eight assists in 49 games for Grand Rapids this season. He was acquired by Detroit from Florida on March 1, 2017, along with a third-round draft pick in exchange for Thomas Vanek. McIlrath last played in the NHL for the Panthers during the 2016-17 season.
He has three goals and two assists and 43 NHL games.
Sulak was recalled by Detroit on Wednesday but has been out for two games due to illness.
The Red Wings play at San Jose on Monday night.