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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Ryan Kuffner, David Pope, Givani Smith, Evgeny Svechnikov, Joe Veleno and Filip Zadina and defensemen Oliwer Kaski, Gustav Lindstrom and Vili Saarijarvi to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Jarid Lukosevicius, Gregor MacLeod and Dominik Shine from their tryouts.

The Red Wings currently have 36 players on their preseason roster: 19 forwards, 13 defensemen and four goaltenders. Detroit will wrap up its nine-game preseason slate with the second half of a home-and-home set against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Arena (NHL Network).

Red Wings Camp Roster - 28Sep2019

# FORWARDS (19) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
# FORWARDS (19) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-2 213 Muskegon, Michigan 2/25/87 2005 Draft (2/42)
15 Chris Terry LW L 5-10 202 Brampton, Ontario 4/7/89 Signed, 7/1/18
23 Dominic Turgeon C L 6-2 199 Cherry Hills Village, Colorado 2/25/96 2014 Draft (3/63)
27 Michael Rasmussen C L 6-6 229 Surrey, British Columbia 4/17/99 2017 Draft (1/9)
39 Anthony Mantha RW L 6-5 234 Longueuil, Quebec 9/16/94 2013 Draft (1/20)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 191 Grand Rapids, Michigan 4/28/89 Signed, 7/5/13
43 Darren Helm LW L 6-0 192 St. Andrews, Manitoba 1/21/87 2005 Draft (5/132)
46 Chase Pearson C L 6-2 200 Alpharetta, Georgia 8/23/97 2015 Draft (5/140)
51 Valtteri Filppula C L 6-0 189 Vantaa, Finland 3/20/84 Signed, 7/1/19
54 Matt Puempel LW L 6-1 201 Windsor, Ontario 1/24/93 Trade w/ NYR, 10/21/17
57 Turner Elson C L 6-0 181 New Westminster, B.C. 9/13/92 Signed, 7/1/17
59 Tyler Bertuzzi LW L 6-1 199 Sudbury, Ontario 2/24/95 2013 Draft (2/58)
61 Jacob de la Rose C L 6-3 215 Arvika, Sweden 5/20/95 Waivers, 10/17/18
67 Taro Hirose LW L 5-10 162 Calgary, Alberta 6/30/96 Signed, 3/12/19
70 Christoffer Ehn C L 6-3 195 Skara, Sweden 4/5/96 2014 Draft (4/106)
71 Dylan Larkin C L 6-1 198 Waterford, Michigan 7/30/96 2014 Draft (1/15)
72 Andreas Athanasiou LW L 6-2 188 Woodbridge, Ontario 8/6/94 2012 Draft (4/110)
73 Adam Erne LW L 6-1 212 New Haven, Connecticut 4/20/95 Trade w/ TB, 8/14/19
81 Frans Nielsen C L 6-1 186 Herning, Denmark 4/24/84 Signed, 7/1/16
# DEFENSEMEN (13) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
2 Joe Hicketts D L 5-8 180 Kamloops, British Columbia 5/4/96 Signed, 9/24/14
3 Jared McIsaac D L 6-1 196 Truro, Nova Scotia 3/27/00 2018 Draft (2/36)
17 Filip Hronek D R 6-0 183 Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep. 11/2/97 2016 Draft (2/53)
20 Dylan McIlrath D R 6-5 231 Winnipeg, Manitoba 4/20/92 Trade w/ FLA, 3/1/17
21 Dennis Cholowski D L 6-2 197 Langley, British Columbia 2/15/98 2016 Draft (1/20)
22 Patrik Nemeth D L 6-3 228 Stockholm, Sweden 2/8/92 Signed, 7/1/19
25 Mike Green D R 6-1 210 Calgary, Alberta 10/12/85 Signed, 7/1/15
32 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 213 Albany, New York 7/16/90 Signed, 10/1/08
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-4 218 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/84 2002 Draft (9/291)
53 Moritz Seider D R 6-4 203 Zell, Germany 4/6/01 2019 Draft (1/6)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 190 Detroit, Michigan 3/7/90 Signed, 3/29/13
74 Madison Bowey D R 6-2 202 Winnipeg, Manitoba 4/22/95 Trade w/ WSH, 2/22/19
83 Trevor Daley D L 5-11 199 Toronto, Ontario 10/9/83 Signed, 7/1/17
# GOALIES (4) POS C HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
31 Calvin Pickard G L 6-1 210 Moncton, New Brunswick 4/15/92 Signed, 7/1/19
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-1 218 Syracuse, New York 3/26/84 2003 Draft (2/64)
38 Filip Larsson G L 6-2 194 Stockholm, Sweden 8/17/98 2016 Draft (6/167)
45 Jonathan Bernier G L 6-0 185 Laval, Quebec 8/7/88 Signed, 7/1/18

With 36 players still on the roster and a game tonight, the Wings will still have additional cuts to make, but Zadina and Kaski going down are interesting developments lending some clarity to the positional battles won/lost.

When you add this to the list of players who went on waivers today, you get even more:

Dylan McIlRath
Dominic Turgeon
Matt Puempel
Joe Hicketts
Calvin Pickard
Brian Lashoff
Turner Elson
Chris Terry

Cut those eight off the roster either by assignment or claim (it’ll be assignment; I don’t expect any claims). That leaves just five players to get gone. One will be goalie Filip Larsson. Another likelihood is that Chase Pearson is gone tomorrow. Jonathan Ericsson looks like he could hit LTIR before rosters are finalized as well. Jared McIsaac still being on the roster is also injury-related, so it appears right now as though Michael Rasmussen and Moritz Seider could potentially start the season in Detroit.

Of course, this could all change on Sunday, but that’s the fun of camp ending!