-- The Detroit Red Wings today assigned six players to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The Red Wings pre-season roster now stands at 29 players, including Mikael Samuellson who is expected to report to camp for tomorrow's 10:30 am skate.
Those players sent to Grand Rapids include:
Matt Ellis (LW, 6-1, 203) Welland, OntarioValtteri Filppula
(C, 5-11, 180) Vantaa, FinlandJiri Hudler
(LW, 5-9, 154) Olomouc, Czech Repuplic
Donald MacLean (C, 6-2, 199) Syndney, NS
Kent McDonell (RW, 6-0, 200) Williamstown, OntarioKyle Quincey
(D, 6-2, 206) Kitchener, Ontario