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Red Wings reduce roster to 46

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Martin Frk and Marek Tvrdon, defenseman Richard Nedomlel and goaltender Jake Paterson to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the Red Wings released forwards Kurt Etchegary, Jeff Hoggan and Joel Rechlicz and defensemen Jared Nightingale, Nathan Paetsch and Andrew Prochno from their tryout agreements.

Detroit’s roster currently stands at 46 players: 28 forwards, 14 defenseman and four goaltenders. The Red Wings host the Boston Bruins tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena and will visit Boston (Monday at 7:00 p.m.) and Pittsburgh (Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.) before wrapping up the preseason with a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, Oct. 2 at Joe Louis Arena and Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Air Canada Centre.

PLAYERS RELEASED/ASSIGNED ON 9/26/15

24
Nathan Paetsch
D
L
6-1 189
LeRoy, Saskatchewan 3/30/83 Camp Invitee
36 Jake Paterson
G L 6-1 176 Mississauga, Ontario 5/3/84 2012 Draft (3/80)
42 Martin Frk RW R 6-1 194 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic 10/5/93 2012 Draft (2/49)
46 Jared Nightingale D R 6-3 205 Jackson, Michigan 10/5/82 Camp Invitee
60 Marek Tvrdon LW L 6-2 217 Nitra, Slovakia 1/31/93 2011 Draft (4/115)
73 Joel Rechlicz RW R 6-4 220 Brookfield, Wisconsin 6/14/87 Camp Invitee
75 Andrew Prochno D L 5-11 190 Minnetonka, Minnesota 11/3/91 Camp Invitee
77 Richard Nedomlel D L 6-5 234 Prague, Czech Republic 7/1/93 2011 Draft (6/175)
81 Jeff Hoggan LW L 6-1 194 Hope, British Columbia 2/1/78 Camp Invitee
85 Kurt Etchegary C L 5-11 190 St. John's, Newfoundland 11/12/94 Camp Invitee

CURRENT DETROIT RED WINGS ROSTER - 46 PLAYERS

# FORWARDS (28) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-2 218 Muskegon, Michigan 2/25/87 2005 Draft (2/42)
11 Daniel Cleary RW L 6-1 205 Carbonear, Newfoundland 12/18/78 Signed, 10/4/05
13 Pavel Datsyuk C L 5-11 194 Sverdlovsk, Russia 7/20/78 1998 Draft (6/171)
14 Gustav Nyquist RW L 5-11 183 Halmstad, Sweden 9/1/89 2008 Draft (4/121)
15 Riley Sheahan C L 6-3 222 St. Catharines, Ontario 12/7/91 2010 Draft (1/21)
17 Brad Richards C L 6-0 199 Murray Harbour, P.E.I. 5/2/80 Signed, 7/1/15
18 Joakim Andersson C L 6-2 211 Munkedal, Sweden 2/5/89 2007 Draft (3/88)
20 Drew Miller LW L 6-2 180 Dover, New Jersey 2/17/84 Waivers, 11/11/09
21 Tomas Tatar LW L 5-10 185 Ilava, Slovakia 12/1/90 2009 Draft (2/60)
22 Andy Miele C L 5-7 169 Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan 4/15/88 Signed, 7/2/14
26 Tomas Jurco RW L 6-1 203 Kosice, Slovakia 12/28/92 2011 Draft (2/35)
29 Landon Ferraro C L 6-0 186 Trail, British Columbia 8/8/91 2009 Draft (2/32)
32 Louis-Marc Aubry C L 6-4 208 Arthabaska, Quebec 11/11/91 2010 Draft (3/81)
39 Anthony Mantha RW L 6-5 214 Longueuil, Quebec 9/16/94 2013 Draft (1/20)
40 Henrik Zetterberg C L 6-0 195 Njurunda, Sweden 10/9/80 1999 Draft (7/210)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 194 Grand Rapids, Michigan 4/28/89 Signed, 7/5/13
43 Darren Helm C L 6-0 196 St. Andrews, Manitoba 1/21/87 2005 Draft (5/132)
45 Colin Campbell RW R 6-1 207 Pickering, Ontario 4/17/91 Signed, 3/17/14
49 Eric Tangradi LW L 6-4 220 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2/10/89 Signed, 7/8/15
56 Teemu Pulkkinen RW R 5-11 183 Vantaa, Finland 1/2/92 2010 Draft (4/111)
57 Mitch Callahan RW R 6-0 196 Whittier, California 8/17/91 2009 Draft (6/180)
59 Tyler Bertuzzi LW L 6-1 187 Sudbury, Ontario 2/24/95 2013 Draft (2/58)
62 Zach Nastasiuk C R 6-2 200 Barrie, Ontario 3/30/95 2013 Draft (2/48)
67 Mark Zengerle C R 5-9 183 Rochester, New York 5/12/89 Camp Invitee
71 Dylan Larkin C L 6-1 190 Waterford, Michigan 7/30/96 2014 Draft (1/15)
72 Andreas Athanasiou C L 6-2 192 Woodbridge, Ontario 8/6/94 2012 Draft (4/110)
83 Tomas Nosek C L 6-3 210 Pardubice, Czech Republic 9/1/92 Signed, 6/14/14
93 Johan Franzen RW L 6-4 232 Vetlanda, Sweden 12/23/79 2004 Draft (3/97)

# DEFENSEMEN (14) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
2 Brendan Smith D L 6-2 211 Mimico, Ontario 2/8/89 2007 Draft (1/27)
3 Nick Jensen D R 6-0 196 Rogers, Minnesota 9/21/90 2009 Draft (5/150)
4 Jakub Kindl D L 6-3 199 Sumperk, Czech Republic 2/10/87 2005 Draft (1/19)
23 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 221 Albany, New York 7/16/90 Signed, 10/1/08
25 Mike Green D R 6-1 207 Calgary, Alberta 10/12/85 Signed, 7/1/15
27 Kyle Quincey D L 6-2 216 Kitchener, Ontario 8/12/85 Trade, 2/21/12
47 Alexey Marchenko D R 6-3 210 Moscow, Russia 1/2/92 2011 Draft (7/205)
48 Ryan Sproul D R 6-4 206 Mississauga, Ontario 1/13/93 2011 Draft (2/55)
51 Robbie Russo D R 6-0 191 Westmont, Illinois 2/15/93 Signed, 8/16/15
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-4 220 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/84 2002 Draft (9/291)
55 Niklas Kronwall D L 6-0 194 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/81 2000 Draft (1/29)
61 Xavier Ouellet D L 6-1 200 Bayonne, France 7/29/93 2011 Draft (2/48)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 191 Macomb, Michigan 3/7/90 Signed, 3/29/13
79 Scott Czarnowczan D L 5-11 185 Macomb, Michigan 5/29/91 Camp Invitee

# GOALIES (4) POS C HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
31 Jared Coreau G L 6-6 235 Perth, Ontario 11/5/91 Signed, 4/3/13
34 Petr Mrazek G L 6-2 183 Ostrava, Czech Republic 2/14/92 2010 Draft (5/141)
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-1 218 Syracuse, New York 3/26/84 2003 Draft (2/64)
38 Tom McCollum G L 6-2 226 Sanborn, New York 12/7/89 2008 Draft (1/30)
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