Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/17/14
While I was trying to get some sleep, the Red Wings got busy starting to clear roster space, placing Cory Emmerton on waivers and Darren Helm on the LTIR, demoting a gaggle of players to Grand Rapids (my gut feeling remains that Nathan Paetsch will be signed to a 2-way deal once the Wings back off the 50-man roster limit) and pondering other moves to knock the roster down from 25 to 23 players--assuming that Emmerton and his $533K salary is either picked up or heads to Grand Rapids, and assuming that adding Helm's $2.125 million cap hit to the LTIR will allow the Wings to clear $2.658 millinon off their cap figure (and Capgeek estimates that the Wings are over the $64.3 million cap by $2.387 million). The Free Press's Helene St. James asked Ken Holland why the Wings chose to waive Emmerton, not sure whether the Wings will place Jonas Gustavsson and his $1.5 million salary on the LTIR given his groin issues, or whether the Wings will place Patrick Eaves and his $1.2 million salary ...

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