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Red Wings assign five players to AHL

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced that five players have cleared NHL waivers and have been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL): goaltender Joey MacDonald, forward Chris Conner, and defensemen Garnet Exelby, Logan Pyett, and Doug Janik. An updated Red Wings roster can be found below:

 
NO. PLAYER POS. SH. HT. WT. BIRTHPLACE D.O.B.
4 JAKUB KINDL D L 6-3 210 SUMPERK, CZECH REP. 2-10-87
5 NICKLAS LIDSTROM D L 6-1 189 VASTERAS, SWEDEN 4-28-70
8 JUSTIN ABDELKADER C L 6-1 212 MUSKEGON, MI 2-25-87
11 DANIEL CLEARY RW L 6-0 210 CARBONEAR, NL 12-18-78
13 PAVEL DATSYUK C L 5-11 194 SVERDLOVSK, RUSSIA 7-20-78
17 PATRICK EAVES RW R 6-0 191 CALGARY, AB 5-1-84
18 IAN WHITE D R 5-10 200 STEINBACH, MB 6-4-84
20 drew miller lw l 6-2 178 dover, nj 2-17-84
22 mike commodore d r 6-4 233 fort saskatchewan, ab 11-7-79
23 brad stuart D l 6-2 210 Rocky mountain house, ab 11-6-79
26 jiri hudler lw l 5-10 182 olomouc, czech rep. 1-4-84
29 ty conklin g l 6-0 184 anchorage, ak 3-30-76
35 JIMMY HOWARD G L 6-0 205 SYRACUSE, NY 3-26-84
39 jan mursak* lw r 5-11 190 maribor, slovenia 1-20-88
40 HENRIK ZETTERBERG C L 5-11 195 NJURUNDA, SWEDEN 10-9-80
43 darren helm C l 5-11 195 winnipeg, mb 1-21-87
44 todd bertuzzi LW L 6-3 235 sudbury, on 2-2-75
48 cory emmerton C l 6-0 190 st thomas, on 6-1-88
51 valtteri filppula c L 6-0 193 vantaa, finland 3-20-84
52 jonathan ericsson d l 6-4 220 karlskrona, sweden 3-2-84
55 niklas kronwall d l 6-0 192 stockholm, sweden 1-12-81
76 fabian brunnstrom lw L 6-2 212 jonstorp, sweden 2-6-85
93 johan franzen RW l 6-3 220 vetlanda, sweden 12-23-79
96 TOMAS HOLMSTROM LW L 6-0 203 PITEA, SWEDEN 1-23-73





 
*Currently on Injured Reserve List
 
Detroit’s 2011-12 season officially begins on Friday, October 7 when the Ottawa Senators pay a visit to Joe Louis Arena for a 7:00 p.m. showdown with the reigning Central Division champs (doors will open at 5:30 p.m.). Fewer than 500 tickets to this contest remain available at the arena box office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) outlets, and online at DetroitRedWings.com.
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