Found November 06, 2013 on The Detroit Sports Site:
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.

Red Wings waive Jordin Tootoo

Per TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie, it appears that the Red Wings have chosen to waive Jordin Tootoo: Waivers: Amount Tootoo, Jordin DET Pinizzotto, Steven FLA — Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) November 6, 2013 I don't expect there to be any takers for Tootoo, and if he clears waivers, the Wings would receive, per Capgeek, about $975,000 in cap relief given Tootoo...

Red Wings place Jordin Tootoo on waivers

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers Wednesday. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says if Tootoo isn't claimed by Thursday, the team plans to keep him in Detroit. Tootoo does not have a point in eight games this season in the second year of his 5.7 million, three-year contract. He played in one playoff game last year after an eight...

Mark Spizzirri: Tootoo clears waivers; Franzen out again

Make sure to follow Mark on Twitter! While the team prepares to face the Dallas Stars this evening, as anticipated, Jordin Tootoo cleared waivers after being placed on the waiver wire yesterday by the Detroit Red Wings. Currently, Ken Holland has stated Tootoo will remain with Detroit for the time being. However, the expectation is eventually once Jonathan Ericsson returns...

Pavel Datsyuk's stick handle leads to goal of the year candidate

BREAKING NEWS: Pavel Datsyuk has two hands and they’re very very very good.  Thursday night against the Dallas Stars, Datsyuk gave Jamie Benn diarrhea with this nifty little stickhandling move. It really is unfair.  Pav should have to play right-handed.  Or without a stick altogether.  He’s too good. via [Sporting News]

Red Wings’ Brendan Smith placed on IR

The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman Brendan Smith on short-term injured reserve with what is being called a “slight shoulder injury”. The injury occurred during a fight with 41 seconds remaining in the third period of the Red Wings’ 5-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.  With the game already well out of hand and Red Wings on their way to their third...

Johan Franzen (‘not feeling good’), will miss tonights game

Johan Franzen, the Detroit winger hasn’t played since last Friday and he will not play tonight at home against the Dallas Stars. It is not clear when he’ll return to the Red Wings’ lineup. Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said  “I don’t know what the schedule is on Mule, I just know he’s not feeling good.” This per He apparently has an upper-body injury...

Red Wings overnight report: looking back at the Western Canadian Trip; Mark Howe and Shahahan quips

The Detroit Red Wings took Tuesday off after having played 4 games in 4 cities over the course of 6 nights, but they'll get back at 'er at Joe Louis Arena today, preparing to host the Dallas Stars on Thursday (the 7-6-and-2 Stars defeated Boston 3-2 in a shootout on Tuesday) and the Tampa Bay Lightning  on Saturday (the 10-4-and-2 Lightning haven't played since a 4-2...

Adirondack Red Wings coach/AHL HOF’er Bill Dineen shares the story of bringing the Howes to the WHA

Bill Dineen will join the AHL's Hall of Fame next year, and he's being inducted largely on the basis of his contributions to the AHL as the coach of the Red Wings' AHL affiliate in Glens Falls, NY, but Dineen did much more than coach the Adirondack Red Wings to a pair of Calder Cups. He also won two Stanley Cups with the Red Wings, and he just happened to coach Mark,...

Video: Jordin Tootoo Fights Chris Thorburn 16 Seconds Into Red Wings-Jets Game

With a large contingent of friends and family on hand for the Detroit Red Wings’ game against the Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba native Jordin Tootoo wasted no time dropping the gloves. Mike Babcock gave Tootoo a rare start, and Tootoo responded by fighting Chris Thorburn 16 seconds into the game. Both players got a couple punches away — mostly of the swing-and-miss variety — before...

Detroit Red Wings Fall Again in OT, 4-3 to Dallas

Dallas Stars vs Detroit Red Wings Stars 4 Red Wings 3FINAL     The Detroit Red Wings put on a good effort, but only gain a point, as they’re taken down 4-3 in OT by the Dallas Stars. The first period in this matchup was a rather uneventful one. Both sides took to playing tight, responsible defense to choke out the few offensive...

GDT: Red Wings vs Stars

I think my eyes are bleeding...  Continue reading "[11/07/2013] GDT: Red Wings vs Stars"

The Red Wings’ Game-Day Preview focuses on Tootoo, Almquist, Lashoff and Babs

TSN posted a 4:20 game-day clip ahead of tonight's game between the Detroit Red Wings and Winnipeg Jets (8 PM EST, FSD/TSN/97.1 FM, and the game-day post was frickin' massive in terms of content and video), and the Wings also posted a game-day preview which sets up tonight's affair very well as Ken Kal spoke with Jordin Tootoo, Adam Almquist, Brian Lashoff and coach Mike...

Custance tells sometimes tall tales regarding Red Wings HHOF’er-to-be Chris Chelios

Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika penned quite the pair of stories about former Red Wings defenseman and Hockey Hall of Famer-to-be Chris Chelios on Monday, and today, ESPN's Craig Custance relates no-less-than-legendary tales about Chelios, as told by his former teammates, opponents and friends: For fellow American players of his generation, so many of those stories...

Jordin Tootoo fired up to be back in the lineup, Franzen out

Jordin Tootoo has a lot of roots in Manitoba, having been born in Churchill and having played his junior hockey in Brandon. He is excited to be back in the lineup tonight for the Detroit Red Wings as they make their first-ever visit to the MTS Centre to face the Winnipeg Jets (8 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Tootoo said many family members and friends flew down from Nunavut, a region...

Win In Winnipeg Puns! Derp. Recap

This game was silly from the get-go. Jordin Tootoo was out on the first shift with Helm and Miller and fought some guy. Great work. Take a bow, Jordin. The first several minutes of this game belonged to Winnipeg, who had a 2-on-1 that was broken up on a great play by DeKeyser, but unfortunately he had to take a penalty on his next shift because the Jets’ pressure was relentless...
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