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Wings trim roster by 16

by Rick Bowness / Detroit Red Wings
DETROIT – The Red Wings today announced that 16 players have been removed from the team’s training camp roster. Thirty-nine players now remain in camp.

 
Members of both the Red Wings and Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) will hit the ice at Western Michigan’s Van Andel Arena later today (puck drop – 6 p.m. EDT) for a Red-White intrasquad scrimmage. Co-presented by Amway and Meijer, a limited number of tickets to this special exhibition contest remain available for purchase at the Van Andel Arena Box Office (616-774-4585), all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000), and online at both GriffinsHockey.com and DetroitRedWings.com.
 
The following players have been reassigned to the Griffins:
 
Greg Amadio, Defenseman
Louis-Marc Aubry, Forward
Mitchell Callahan, Forward
Willie Coetzee, Forward
Adam Estoclet, Forward
Gleason Fournier, Defenseman
Jamie Johnson, Forward
Thomas McCollum, Goalie
Andrej Nestrasil, Forward
Nick Oslund, Forward
Francis Paré, Forward
Trevor Parkes, Forward
Sébastien Piché, Defenseman
Brent Raedeke, Forward
Bryan Rufenach, Defenseman
 
Goaltender Ramis Sadikov, meanwhile, has been given his unconditional release and is expected to rejoin his Canadian Hockey League club, the Erie Otters.
 
Currently 2-2-0 on the 2011 NHL pre-season, Detroit’s home exhibition schedule continues on Friday, September 30 when the Toronto Maple Leafs pay a visit to Joe Louis Arena for a 7:30 p.m. showdown with their longstanding rivals. This is the only appearance the Maple Leafs are scheduled to make in the Motor City this year. Tickets to this pre-season tilt are available at the JLA Box Office (313-396-7575), all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000), and online at DetroitRedWings.com.
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