The Red Wings announced on Wednesday that they have claimed forward Jacob de la Rose off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 17, 2018
de la Rose is likely a depth forward, but given that the Red Wings are already scratching Martin Frk and sometimes-forward Luke Witkowski, one has to question what adding yet another forward get them.
My guess? This gives the team some added depth if they decide to send Michael Rasmussen back to juniors. Evgeny Svechnikov is hurt and Filip Zadina seems to need more time in Grand Rapids. de la Rose gives them a body who they can let sit in the press box if that’s all they need.