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Red Wings reduce preseason roster to 48

Roster trimmed by 12 before Detroit hosts Pittsburgh tonight

by Kyle Kujawa /

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Zach Nastasiuk, defenseman Dan Renouf and goaltender Matej Machovsky to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Mike Borkowski, Austen Brassard, Connor Crisp, Luke Esposito and Dominik Shine; defensemen Simon Denis, Pat McCarron and Kevin Tansey; and goaltender Pat Nagle from their tryout contracts.

The Red Wings' roster currently sits at 48 players (27 forwards, 16 defensemen and five goaltenders) as the Red Wings play the second of four-straight preseason home games tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket). Detroit will also take on the Chicago Blackhawks (Thursday at 7:30 p.m.) and Toronto Maple Leafs (Friday at 7:30 p.m.) at Little Caesars Arena before concluding the preseason in Toronto against the Maple Leafs on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.


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