Red Wings Send Colaiacovo to Grand Rapids on Conditioning Stint


The Detroit Red Wings announced on Friday that defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo has been assigned to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins on a conditioning stint.

Colaiacovo, 30, was signed by the Red Wings as a free agent during the 2012 offseason. He appeared in only two games for Detroit before suffering a shoulder injury. He was cleared to play earlier this week but has been unable to work his way into the lineup.

Colaiacovo last played in the AHL during the 2007-08 season when he was with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization and spent two games with the Toronto Marlies.

In his two games with Detroit this season, he has no points or penalty minutes and has an even plus/minus rating.

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