The Detroit Red Wings announced the tentative rosters for tomorrow’s Red & White Game at Plymouth’s Compuware Arena earlier today.
Pavel Datsyuk will be a game-time decision, having arrived back in Detroit from Russia late Monday. Darren Helm and Mikael Samuelsson will be kept out due to injuries.
In advance of the NHL lockout expected to begin this weekend, the Detroit Red Wings assigned 22 players to the Grand Rapids Griffins, their afflilate in the American Hockey League.
The complete list of players assigned is as follows:
Of those, only Pearce and Pare had needed to clear waivers, having done so earlier in the week.
It’s looking like some of the jersey numbers we saw at the Red Wings’ summer development camp weren’t as meaningless as was originally suggested.
Rather than wearing the #25 assigned to him last season, Brian Lashoff wore the #23 vacated by Brad Stuart. Additionally, Martin Frk wore the #48 that Cory Emmerton wore last campaign.
Today, Bill Roose Tweeted that Emmerton would be switching to #25. This means, of course, that #48 is available for Frk to keep and that Lashoff’s switch would be required.
Assuming the development camp numbers are all accurate, the following changes have taken place:
Louis-Marc Aubry – from #53 to #32
Mitch Callahan – from #65 to #42
Willie Coetzee – from #70 to #45
Landon Ferraro – from #57 to #41
Gleason Fournier – from #67 to #46
Richard Nedomlel – from #73 to #3
Xavier Ouellet – from #61 to #54
Alan Quine – from #74 to #59
Marek Tvrdon – from #71 to #60
Additionally, Trevor Parkes switched from #60 to #37, which is now taken by Mikael Samuelsson. Ryan Sproul went from #62 to #22, which now belongs to Jordin Tootoo.
If the Red Wings have a training camp this season, we’ll see if any of the development camp numbers stick around.
The Red Wings announced the rosters for their Red & White game in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
The White Team, featuring Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk clearly has the star power but the Red Team seems to have more depth, not that it matters much in an intra-squad scrimmage.
Ansar Khan points out that a number of players are sitting out the match, which has me disappointed. Khan’s list is as follows: Darren Helm, Patrick Eaves, Drew Miller, Fabian Brunnstrom, Ryan Johnson, Jonathan Ericsson, Mike Commodore, Brendan Smith, Jakub Kindl, Doug Janik, Joey MacDonald.
For a game that has been billed as a chance for West Michigan fans to see the Red Wings close to home, it’s odd to me that so many of those Wings are sitting in place of players the fans in GR will see all season.