More roster updates just days away from the season opener:
Goalie Jared Coreau cleared waivers— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2017
In fact, all players cleared from yesterday's waivers— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2017
I was amused by the way this was worded, but apparently there were several writers from up north thinking Jared Coreau might have been claimed on waivers. All I can say is, thank goodness he wasn’t, because I’m pretty sure the first injury to one of Jimmy Howard or Petr Mrazek (knocks on wood) would have left none other than Tom McCollum as first call-up, and I don’t want to risk losing that conditional 7th rounder.
Anyway, that means that in addition to Coreau, Ben Street, Matt Lorito, Brian Lashoff, and Dylan McIlrath all cleared for the Red Wings and will be sent to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. These weren’t unexpected moves, and as every team is in the process of waiving their last few players to get down to their 23-man rosters, it’s not unexpected that everyone cleared today.
As final rosters are due Tuesday by 5pm EST (that’s tomorrow, if you’re keeping track), any players that require waivers to be sent down had to be waived by today at noon so they can clear by tomorrow at noon. The list of those on waivers today was also extensive, and included two more Red Wings and a couple more familiar names.
Newly-signed David Booth and new-knee’d Ryan Sproul both found themselves on the waiver wire today. We’ll learn their fates tomorrow.
In other news, former Red Wings Jordin Tootoo, Tomas Jurco, and Teemu Pulkkinen are all on waivers as well. I don’t know about the former, but I’m pretty sure the latter two would run screaming in the extraordinarily unlikely event the Wings tried to put in a claim for either of them.
Update at 1:00pm:
In the interest of keeping relevant roster moves in the same place:
From The Detroit News’ Gregg Krupa on Sept. 29, Tyler Bertuzzi is dealing with an inflamed tendon in his wrist, and Evgeny Svechnikov may have a sprain in his neck. Because they’re both injured, expect to see them on LTIR until they’re healthy enough to be reassigned.
Niklas Kronwall was also dealing with a groin issue, and Nick Jensen has a bruised thumb. One Ni(c)k was skating this morning.
Kronwall (groin) and Sproul (knee) not skating in practice....Jensen (thumb) out there, and Witkowski working with defensemen - not F's.— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) October 2, 2017