Detroit Assigns Three and Places Three on Injured Reserve

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The Detroit Red Wings today assigned left wing Matt Puempel and defenseman Dylan McIlrath to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned right wing Lane Zablocki to the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets. Additionally, the Red Wings placed defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve and placed right wing Evgeny Svechnikov and defenseman Brian Lashoff on non-roster injured reserve.

The Red Wings’ roster currently sits at 25 players: 14 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders. After wrapping up preseason play with a 7-1-0 record, the Red Wings must submit their 23-man roster by Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Detroit will open the regular season by hosting the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena (FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket).

PLAYERS ASSIGNED ON 10/1/18

4 Dylan McIlrath D R 6-5 236 Winnipeg, Manitoba 4/20/92 Trade w/ FLA, 3/1/17
46 Lane Zablocki RW R 6-0 190 Wetaskiwin, Alberta 12/27/98 2017 Draft (3/79)
54 Matt Puempel LW L 6-1 205 Windsor, Ontario 1/24/93 Trade w/ NYR, 10/21/17
PLAYERS PLACED ON INJURED RESERVE/NON-ROSTER INJURED RESERVE ON 10/1/18
32 Brian Lashoff D L 6-3 219 Albany, New York 7/16/90 Signed, 10/1/08
37 Evgeny Svechnikov RW L 6-3 212 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia 10/31/96 2015 Draft (1/19)

Detroit Red Wings 2018-19 Preseason Roster
# FORWARDS (14) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
8 Justin Abdelkader LW L 6-2 214 Muskegon, Michigan 2/25/87 2005 Draft (2/42)
14 Gustav Nyquist RW L 5-11 184 Halmstad, Sweden 9/1/89 2008 Draft (4/121)
26 Thomas Vanek RW R 6-2 214 Vienna, Austria 1/19/84 Signed, 7/1/18
27 Michael Rasmussen C L 6-6 221 Surrey, British Columbia 4/17/99 2017 Draft (1/9)
28 Luke Witkowski RW R 6-2 210 Holland, Michigan 4/14/90 Signed, 7/1/17
39 Anthony Mantha RW L 6-5 225 Longueuil, Quebec 9/16/94 2013 Draft (1/20)
41 Luke Glendening C R 5-11 192 Grand Rapids, Michigan 4/28/89 Signed, 7/5/13
42 Martin Frk RW R 6-1 205 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic 10/5/93 2012 Draft (2/49)
43 Darren Helm LW L 6-0 196 St. Andrews, Manitoba 1/21/87 2005 Draft (5/132)
51 Frans Nielsen C L 6-1 188 Herning, Denmark 4/24/84 Signed, 7/1/16
59 Tyler Bertuzzi LW L 6-1 190 Sudbury, Ontario 2/24/95 2013 Draft (2/58)
70 Christoffer Ehn C L 6-2 193 Skara, Sweden 4/5/96 2014 Draft (4/106)
71 Dylan Larkin C L 6-1 198 Waterford, Michigan 7/30/96 2014 Draft (1/15)
72 Andreas Athanasiou LW L 6-2 188 Woodbridge, Ontario 8/6/94 2012 Draft (4/110)

# DEFENSEMEN (9) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
2 Joe Hicketts D L 5-8 180 Kamloops, British Columbia 5/4/96 Signed, 9/24/14
3 Nick Jensen D R 6-0 194 Rogers, Minnesota 9/21/90 2009 Draft (5/150)
17 Filip Hronek D R 6-0 170 Hradec Kralove, Czech Rep. 11/2/97 2016 Draft (2/53)
21 Dennis Cholowski D L 6-1 195 Langley, British Columbia 2/15/98 2016 Draft (1/20)
47 Libor Sulak D L 6-2 207 Pelhrimov, Czech Republic 3/4/94 Signed, 5/24/17
52 Jonathan Ericsson D L 6-5 220 Karlskrona, Sweden 3/2/84 2002 Draft (9/291)
55 Niklas Kronwall D L 6-0 194 Stockholm, Sweden 1/12/81 2000 Draft (1/29)
65 Danny DeKeyser D L 6-3 192 Detroit, Michigan 3/7/90 Signed, 3/29/13
83 Trevor Daley D L 5-11 195 Toronto, Ontario 10/9/83 Signed, 7/1/17

# GOALIES (2) POS C HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
35 Jimmy Howard G L 6-1 218 Syracuse, New York 3/26/84 2003 Draft (2/64)
45 Jonathan Bernier G L 6-0 184 Laval, Quebec 8/7/88 Signed, 7/1/18

# INJURED RESERVE (1) POS S HGT WGT BIRTHPLACE BIRTHDATE ACQUIRED
25 Mike Green D R 6-1 207 Calgary, Alberta 10/12/85 Signed, 7/1/15

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