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Red Wings Reduce Training Camp Roster By 11

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Nine sent to Griffins for their camp starting Monday and two returned to juniors

Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Dominic Turgeon and goaltender Jake Paterson to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and forward Givani Smith (Guelph) and defenseman Filip Hronek (Saginaw) to their respective Ontario Hockey League clubs. Additionally, the team released seven players on tryout contracts who will join the Griffins for training camp: forwards Mike Borkowski, Daniel Cleary, Alex Globke, Matthew Ford and Mathew Santos, defenseman Matthew Caito and goaltender Cal Heeter.

The Red Wings currently have 50 players on their preseason roster, including Frans Nielsen, Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek, who will rejoin the team after competing for Team Europe at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Currently 2-0-1 in preseason play, the Red Wings will host the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. in the first of five preseason games in a seven-day span.

Number Player POS Shoots Height Weight From DOB Acquired
11 Daniel Cleary + RW L 6-1 198 Carbonear, Newfoundland 12/18/78 Camp Invitee
30 Cal Heeter + G L 6-2 188 St. Louis, Missouri 11/2/88 Camp Invitee
36 Jake Paterson G L 6-4 195 Mississauga, Ontario 5/3/94 2012 Draft (3/80)
47 Matthew Ford + RW R 6-1 210 West Hills, California 10/9/84 Camp Invitee
58 Matthew Caito + D R 5-11 190 Coto de Caza, California 8/13/93 Camp Invitee
60 Mathew Santos + RW R 6-0 209 Etobicoke, Ontario 3/16/96 Camp Invitee
70 Alex Globke + C L 6-3 205 Waterford, Michigan 12/10/93 Camp Invitee
78 Dominic Turgeon C L 6-2 200 Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 2/25/96 2014 Draft (3/63)
81 Givani Smith RW L 6-2 206 Toronto, Ontario 2/27/98 2016 Draft (2/46)
86 Mike Borkowski + LW L 5-11 186 Kanata, Ontario 5/30/92 Camp Invitee
87 Filip Hronek D R 6-0 164 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic 11/2/97 2016 Draft (2/53)