Red Wings Send Veleno, Zadina to Grand Rapids

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

8Justin AbdelkaderLWL6-2213Muskegon, Michigan2/25/872005 Draft (2/42)
15Chris TerryLWL5-10202Brampton, Ontario4/7/89Signed, 7/1/18
23Dominic TurgeonCL6-2199Cherry Hills Village, Colorado2/25/962014 Draft (3/63)
27Michael RasmussenCL6-6229Surrey, British Columbia4/17/992017 Draft (1/9)
39Anthony ManthaRWL6-5234Longueuil, Quebec9/16/942013 Draft (1/20)
41Luke GlendeningCR5-11191Grand Rapids, Michigan4/28/89Signed, 7/5/13
43Darren HelmLWL6-0192St. Andrews, Manitoba1/21/872005 Draft (5/132)
46Chase PearsonCL6-2200Alpharetta, Georgia8/23/972015 Draft (5/140)
51Valtteri FilppulaCL6-0189Vantaa, Finland3/20/84Signed, 7/1/19
54Matt PuempelLWL6-1201Windsor, Ontario1/24/93Trade w/ NYR, 10/21/17
57Turner ElsonCL6-0181New Westminster, B.C.9/13/92Signed, 7/1/17
59Tyler BertuzziLWL6-1199Sudbury, Ontario2/24/952013 Draft (2/58)
61Jacob de la RoseCL6-3215Arvika, Sweden5/20/95Waivers, 10/17/18
67Taro HiroseLWL5-10162Calgary, Alberta6/30/96Signed, 3/12/19
70Christoffer EhnCL6-3195Skara, Sweden4/5/962014 Draft (4/106)
71Dylan LarkinCL6-1198Waterford, Michigan7/30/962014 Draft (1/15)
72Andreas AthanasiouLWL6-2188Woodbridge, Ontario8/6/942012 Draft (4/110)
73Adam ErneLWL6-1212New Haven, Connecticut4/20/95Trade w/ TB, 8/14/19
81Frans NielsenCL6-1186Herning, Denmark4/24/84Signed, 7/1/16
2Joe HickettsDL5-8180Kamloops, British Columbia5/4/96Signed, 9/24/14
3Jared McIsaacDL6-1196Truro, Nova Scotia3/27/002018 Draft (2/36)
17Filip HronekDR6-0183Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep.11/2/972016 Draft (2/53)
20Dylan McIlrathDR6-5231Winnipeg, Manitoba4/20/92Trade w/ FLA, 3/1/17
21Dennis CholowskiDL6-2197Langley, British Columbia2/15/982016 Draft (1/20)
22Patrik NemethDL6-3228Stockholm, Sweden2/8/92Signed, 7/1/19
25Mike GreenDR6-1210Calgary, Alberta10/12/85Signed, 7/1/15
32Brian LashoffDL6-3213Albany, New York7/16/90Signed, 10/1/08
52Jonathan EricssonDL6-4218Karlskrona, Sweden3/2/842002 Draft (9/291)
53Moritz SeiderDR6-4203Zell, Germany4/6/012019 Draft (1/6)
65Danny DeKeyserDL6-3190Detroit, Michigan3/7/90Signed, 3/29/13
74Madison BoweyDR6-2202Winnipeg, Manitoba4/22/95Trade w/ WSH, 2/22/19
83Trevor DaleyDL5-11199Toronto, Ontario10/9/83Signed, 7/1/17
31Calvin PickardGL6-1210Moncton, New Brunswick4/15/92Signed, 7/1/19
35Jimmy HowardGL6-1218Syracuse, New York3/26/842003 Draft (2/64)
38Filip LarssonGL6-2194Stockholm, Sweden8/17/982016 Draft (6/167)
45Jonathan BernierGL6-0185Laval, Quebec8/7/88Signed, 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!