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Red Wings trim roster by nine

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned forwards Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro Tomas Nosek, Kevin Porter and Teemu Pulkkinen and defensemen Nick Jensen and Alexey Marchenko to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Additionally, the team released forward Jeff Hoggan and defenseman Aaron Rome from their tryouts.

The Red Wings’ roster currently stands at 25 players as the team kicks off its 89th season on Thursday when it hosts the Boston Bruins at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket).

PLAYERS ASSIGNED TO GRAND RAPIDS ON 10/6/14
3 Nick Jensen D R 6-1 200 Rogers, MN 9/21/1990 Grand Rapids (AHL)
28 Kevin Porter LW L 5-9 191 Northville, MI 3/12/1986 Buffalo (NHL)
29 Landon Ferraro C L 6-0 182 Trail, British Columbia 8/8/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
47 Alexey Marchenko D R 6-2 212 Moscow, Russia 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
56 Teemu Pulkkinen RW R 5-11 185 Vantaa, Finland 1/2/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
57 Mitch Callahan RW R 6-0 195 Whittier, California 8/17/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
82 Tomas Nosek C L 6-2 201 Pardubice, Czech Republic 9/1/1992 HC Pardubice (Czech)
PLAYERS RELEASED FROM TRYOUTS ON 10/6/14
58 Aaron Rome D L 6-2 225 Nesbitt, Manitoba 9/27/1983 Dallas (NHL)
81 Jeff Hoggan LW L 6-1 190 Hope, BC 2/1/1978 Grand Rapids (AHL)
CURRENT DETROIT RED WINGS ROSTER – 25 PLAYERS
FORWARDS (14)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-1 219 Muskegon, MI 2/25/1987 Detroit (NHL)
14 Gustav Nyquist RW L 5-11 185 Halmstad, Sweden 9/1/1989 Detroit (NHL)
15 Riley Sheahan C L 6-2 212 St. Catharines, ON 12/7/1991 Detroit (NHL)
17 Daniel Cleary RW L 6-0 208 Carbonear,Newfoundland 12/18/1978 Detroit (NHL)
18 Joakim Andersson C L 6-2 206 Munkedal, Sweden 2/5/1989 Detroit (NHL)
20 Drew Miller LW L 6-2 178 Dover, NJ 2/17/1984 Detroit (NHL)
21 Tomas Tatar LW L 5-10 186 Ilava, Slovakia 12/1/1990 Detroit (NHL)
26 Tomas Jurco RW L 6-2 193 Kosice, Slovakia 12/28/1992 Detroit (NHL)
40 Henrik Zetterberg C L 5-11 197 Njurunda, Sweden 10/9/1980 Detroit (NHL)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 195 Grand Rapids, MI 4/28/1989 Detroit (NHL)
43 Darren Helm C L 5-11 192 Winnipeg, MB 1/21/1987 Detroit (NHL)
49 Andrej Nestrasil RW L 6-3 210 Prague, Czech Republic 2/22/1991 Grand Rapids (AHL)
90 Stephen Weiss C L 5-11 190 Toronto, ON 4/3/1983 Detroit (NHL)
93 Johan Franzen RW L 6-3 223 Vetlanda, Sweden 12/23/1979 Detroit (NHL)
DEFENSEMEN (8)
No. Player Pos. Sh. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
2 Brendan Smith D L 6-2 198 Toronto, ON 2/8/1989 Detroit (NHL)
4 Jakub Kindl D L 6-3 216 Sumperk, Czech Republic 2/10/1987 Detroit (NHL)
23 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 212 Albany, NY 7/16/1990 Detroit (NHL)
27 Kyle Quincey D L 6-2 207 Kitchener, ON 8/12/1985 Detroit (NHL)
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-4 221 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/1984 Detroit (NHL)
55 Niklas Kronwall D L 6-0 190 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/1981 Detroit (NHL)
61 Xavier Ouellet D L 6-1 190 Bayonne, France 7/29/1993 Grand Rapids (AHL)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 190 Detroit, MI 3/7/1990 Detroit (NHL)
GOALTENDERS (3)
No. Player Pos. Cat. Ht. Wt. Birthplace D.O.B. 2013-14 Team
34 Petr Mrazek G L 6-1 187 Ostrava, Czech Rep. 2/14/1992 Grand Rapids (AHL)
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-0 218 Syracuse, NY 3/26/1984 Detroit (NHL)
50 Jonas Gustavsson G L 6-3 192 Danderyd, Sweden 10/24/1984 Detroit (NHL)
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