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, DefensemanLouis-Marc Aubry
, ForwardMitchell Callahan
, ForwardWillie Coetzee
Adam Estoclet, ForwardGleason Fournier
, DefensemanJamie Johnson
, ForwardThomas McCollum
, GoalieAndrej Nestrasil
Nick Oslund, Forward
Francis Paré, ForwardTrevor Parkes
Sébastien Piché, DefensemanBrent Raedeke
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.