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Detroit trims roster to 39

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Andreas Athanasiou, Colin Campbell and Martin Frk and defensemen Mattias Backman, Richard Nedomlel and Ryan Sproul to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings assigned defenseman Joe Hicketts to the Western Hockey League’s Victoria Royals and released forwards Shane Berschbach, Alden Hirschfeld and Mark Zengerle from their tryouts.

Detroit’s roster currently stands at 39 players. The Red Wings will wrap-up their preseason slate with back-to-back road games against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit) and against the Boston Bruins on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (NHL Network).

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO GRAND RAPIDS ON 10/2/14
25 Mattias Backman D L 6-3 170 Linkoping, Sweden 10/3/1992 Linkoping (SHL)
42 Martin Frk RW R 6-1 194 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic 10/5/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
45 Colin Campbell RW R 6-1 207 Pickering, ON 4/17/1991 Lake Superior State (WCHA)
48 Ryan Sproul D R 6-4 206 Mississauga, ON 1/13/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
72 Andreas Athanasiou C L 6-2 192 Woodbridge, ON 8/6/1994 Barrie (OHL)
77 Richard Nedomlel D L 6-5 234 Prague, Czech Republic 7/1/1993 Toledo (ECHL)
PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO JUNIORS ON 10/2/14
53 Joe Hicketts D L 5-8 175 Kamloops, BC 5/4/1996 Victoria (WHL)
PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO JUNIORS ON 10/2/14
70 Mark Zengerle C R 5-9 183 Rochester, NY 5/12/1989 Wisconsin (B10)
75 Alden Hirschfeld C R 6-0 201 Dallas, TX 1/26/1988 Toldeo (ECHL)
85 Shane Berschbach LW L 5-10 165 Clawson, MI 5/19/1991 Western Michigan (NCHC)
CURRENT DETROIT RED WINGS ROSTER – 39 PLAYERS
FORWARDS (24)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-1 219 Muskegon, MI 2/25/1987 Detroit (NHL)
13 Pavel Datsyuk C L 5-11 198 Sverdlovsk, Russia 7/20/1978 Detroit (NHL)
14 Gustav Nyquist RW L 5-11 185 Halmstad, Sweden 9/1/1989 Detroit (NHL)
15 Riley Sheahan C L 6-2 212 St. Catharines, ON 12/7/1991 Detroit (NHL)
17 Daniel Cleary RW L 6-0 208 Carbonear,Newfoundland 12/18/1978 Detroit (NHL)
18 Joakim Andersson C L 6-2 206 Munkedal, Sweden 2/5/1989 Detroit (NHL)
20 Drew Miller LW L 6-2 178 Dover, NJ 2/17/1984 Detroit (NHL)
21 Tomas Tatar LW L 5-10 186 Ilava, Slovakia 12/1/1990 Detroit (NHL)
22 Andy Miele C L 5-8 175 Grosse Pointe Twp., MI 4/15/1988 Phoenix (NHL)
26 Tomas Jurco RW L 6-2 193 Kosice, Slovakia 12/28/1992 Detroit (NHL)
28 Kevin Porter LW L 5-9 191 Northville, MI 3/12/1986 Buffalo (NHL)
29 Landon Ferraro C L 6-0 182 Trail, British Columbia 8/8/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
32 Louis-Marc Aubry C L 6-4 213 Arthabaska, Quebec 11/11/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
39 Anthony Mantha RW L 6-5 205 Longueuil, Quebec 9/16/1994 Val d'Or (QMJHL)
40 Henrik Zetterberg C L 5-11 197 Njurunda, Sweden 10/9/1980 Detroit (NHL)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 195 Grand Rapids, MI 4/28/1989 Detroit (NHL)
43 Darren Helm C L 5-11 192 Winnipeg, MB 1/21/1987 Detroit (NHL)
49 Andrej Nestrasil RW L 6-3 210 Prague, Czech Republic 2/22/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
56 Teemu Pulkkinen RW R 5-11 185 Vantaa, Finland 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
57 Mitch Callahan RW R 6-0 195 Whittier, California 8/17/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
81 Jeff Hoggan LW L 6-1 190 Hope, BC 2/1/1978 Grand Rapids (AHL)
82 Tomas Nosek C L 6-2 201 Pardubice, Czech Republic 9/1/1992 HC Pardubice (Czech)
90 Stephen Weiss C L 5-11 190 Toronto, ON 4/3/1983 Detroit (NHL)
93 Johan Franzen RW L 6-3 223 Vetlanda, Sweden 12/23/1979 Detroit (NHL)
DEFENSEMEN (11)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
2 Brendan Smith D L 6-2 198 Toronto, ON 2/8/1989 Detroit (NHL)
3 Nick Jensen D R 6-1 200 Rogers, MN 9/21/1990 Grand Rapids (AHL)
4 Jakub Kindl D L 6-3 216 Sumperk, Czech Republic 2/10/1987 Detroit (NHL)
23 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 212 Albany, NY 7/16/1990 Detroit (NHL)
27 Kyle Quincey D L 6-2 207 Kitchener, ON 8/12/1985 Detroit (NHL)
47 Alexey Marchenko D R 6-2 212 Moscow, Russia 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-4 221 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/1984 Detroit (NHL)
55 Niklas Kronwall D L 6-0 190 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/1981 Detroit (NHL)
58 Aaron Rome D L 6-2 225 Nesbitt, Manitoba 9/27/1983 Dallas (NHL)
61 Xavier Ouellet D L 6-1 190 Bayonne, France 7/29/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 190 Detroit, MI 3/7/1990 Detroit (NHL)
GOALTENDERS (4)
No. Player Pos. Cat. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
34 Petr Mrazek G L 6-1 187 Ostrava, Czech Rep. 2/14/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-0 218 Syracuse, NY 3/26/1984 Detroit (NHL)
38 Tom McCollum G L 6-2 210 Sanborn, NY 5/3/1995 Grand Rapids (AHL)
50 Jonas Gustavsson G L 6-3 192 Danderyd, Sweden 10/24/1984 Detroit (NHL)
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