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Detroit Red Wings Roster: 10 Players Sent Down/Cut

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Frk outta here, guy
Frk outta here, guy
Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Andreas Athanasiou, Colin Campbell and Martin Frk and defensemen Mattias Backman, Richard Nedomlel and Ryan Sproul to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings assigned defenseman Joe Hicketts to the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and released forwards Shane Berschbach, Alden Hirschfeld and Mark Zengerle from their tryouts.

Detroit’s roster currently stands at 39 players. The Red Wings will wrap-up their preseason slate with back-to-back road games against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit) and against the Boston Bruins on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (NHL Network).

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO GRAND RAPIDS ON 10/2/14

25

Mattias Backman

D

L

6-3

170

Linkoping, Sweden

10/3/1992

Linkoping (SHL)

42

Martin Frk

RW

R

6-1

194

Pelhrimov, Czech Republic

10/5/1993

Grand Rapids (AHL)

45

Colin Campbell

RW

R

6-1

207

Pickering, ON

4/17/1991

Lake Superior State (WCHA)

48

Ryan Sproul

D

R

6-4

206

Mississauga, ON

1/13/1993

Grand Rapids (AHL)

72

Andreas Athanasiou

C

L

6-2

192

Woodbridge, ON

8/6/1994

Barrie (OHL)

77

Richard Nedomlel

D

L

6-5

234

Prague, Czech Republic

7/1/1993

Toledo (ECHL)

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO JUNIORS ON 10/2/14

53

Joe Hicketts

D

L

5-8

175

Kamloops, BC

5/4/1996

Victoria (WHL)

PLAYERS RELEASED FROM TRYOUTS ON 10/2/14

70

Mark Zengerle

C

R

5-9

183

Rochester, NY

5/12/1989

Wisconsin (B10)

75

Alden Hirschfeld

C

R

6-0

201

Dallas, TX

1/26/1988

Toldeo (ECHL)

85

Shane Berschbach

LW

L

5-10

165

Clawson, MI

5/19/1991

Western Michigan (NCHC)