Patrick Eaves was waived yesterday; he was not picked up off waivers so he will report to Grand Rapids.
"It's the nature of the business...but you've got to look at everything as an opportunity." - Patrick Eaves
"Obviously, Patty Eaves is a real good player, a real good person, does everything right...It’s disappointing we weren’t able to make it work and we’re hopeful he’s going to get himself an opportunity." - Mike Babcock
Jonathan Ericsson will come off long-term IR and make his return tonight.
Ericsson will be back on the blueline paired with fellow Swede, Niklas Kronwall.
Dan Cleary will return to the lineup after being a healthy scratch.
Cleary will take Tomas Tatar's spot tonight.
Jimmy Howard is again between the pipes.
Brendan Smith is still a few days away from seeing game action (Shoulder).
Stephen Weiss (Groin) skated, but will not play tonight.