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Red Wings Send Tootoo To AHL

Posted By Kate Reiter On November 14, 2013 @ 3:30 PM In NHL | No Comments

Tootoo_Red_Wings_2013 [1]On Thursday, the Red Wings sent veteran winger Jordin Tootoo to AHL Grand Rapids, a week after placing him on waivers in the hope of him finding a place to play.

At the time of said waiving, Detroit GM Ken Holland said the club wouldn’t send Tootoo to the AHL, mostly because it didn’t have to — defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was on LTIR at the time, so the club wasn’t forced to free up a roster spot or salary cap space.

But since Ericsson comes off LTIR tomorrow, Detroit had no choice but to demote Tootoo today.

The subject of trade rumors for months, Tootoo never found his niche in Detroit after signing a three-year, $5.7 million deal with the club on the opening day of free agency in 2012.

Source: Mike Halford, NBC Sports, Pro Hockey Talk [2]


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