Despite all their tapdancing around the NHL’s salary cap and roster limit this season, the Detroit Red Wings knew that they eventually would have to move someone off the roster. The odd man out: Jordin Tootoo.
And as I'd written might happen, Red Wings have placed Jordin Tootoo on waivers. Need the $1.9 million cap room, roster spot
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 6, 2013
The Wings reportedly had shopped Tootoo prior to the season, in hopes someone would pick up his contract ($3.8 million for this season and next). Should he clear waivers, the Wings would save just shy of $1 million off their cap and likely would assign him to Grand Rapids.