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In Red Wings Land

Projecting Red Wings’ 2021-22 roster: lines, defense pairs - MLive

Extra: Luke Witkowski

Why Witkowski? Because you don’t want a young, waiver-exempt player hanging around as an extra when he could be playing regularly and developing in Grand Rapids. Witkowski provides versatility (forward or defense) and adds a dimension of toughness if needed.

Ansar is guessing here and I can’t say it’s a terrible guess but I don’t want it to be right.

It’s like ‘Any Given Sunday’ but absolutely no it isn’t.

Around the League

Wild sign defenceman Jordie Benn to one-year, $900K contract - Sportsnet

Benn had one goal and nine assists in 39 games last season split between the Vancouver Canucks and Winnipeg Jets. He also added one assist in three playoff games with the Jets, who acquired the veteran rearguard from the Canucks on April 12 in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick.

If you’re looking for shot-blocking, this is the Benn brother you can count on going down.