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Red Wings reduce roster by nine

Nine-game preseason schedule concludes with home-and-home set against Toronto

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Kaden Fulcher to the ECHL's Toledo Walleye and released forwards Matthew Ford, Josh Kestner, Troy Loggins and Tyler Spezia; defensemen Marcus Crawford, Charle-Edouard D'Astous and Alec McCrea; and goaltender Pat Nagle from their tryouts. Ford, Loggins and McCrea are expected to report to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins, while Crawford, D'Astous, Kestner, Nagle and Spezia will join Toledo.

The Red Wings currently have 48 players on their preseason roster: 28 forwards, 16 defensemen and four goaltenders. Detroit currently holds a 3-2-2 record in the preseason, which will wrap up with back-to-back games against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight at Little Caesars Arena (FOX Sports Detroit Plus / WWJ 950 AM) and Saturday at Scotiabank Arena (NHL Network).

PLAYERS ASSIGNED/RELEASED ON 9/27/19          

26

 

Matthew Ford +

RW

R

6-1

203

 

West Hills, California

10/9/84

 

Professional Tryout

36

 

Kaden Fulcher

G

L

6-3

201

 

Brigden, Ontario

9/23/98

 

Signed, 10/3/17

47

 

Marcus Crawford +

D

R

5-11

204

 

Ajax, Ontario

3/21/97

 

Professional Tryout

60

 

Pat Nagle +

G

L

6-2

195

 

Bloomfield, Michigan

9/21/87

 

Professional Tryout

63

 

Alec McCrea +

D

R

6-3

207

 

El Cajon, California

1/12/95

 

Amateur Tryout

64

 

Josh Kestner +

RW

R

6-1

181

 

Huntsville, Alabama

11/8/93

 

Professional Tryout

75

 

Troy Loggins +

LW

L

5-10

153

 

Huntington Beach, California

7/21/95

 

Amateur Tryout

82

 

Tyler Spezia +

LW

L

5-10

180

 

Clinton Township, Michigan

6/7/93

 

Professional Tryout

86

 

Charle-Edouard D'Astous +

D

L

6-2

207

 

Rimouski, Quebec

4/21/98

 

Amateur Tryout

+ = signed by Grand Rapids

 

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