Detroit Sets Roster at 22

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The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Luke Witkowski and defensemen Joe Hicketts and Filip Hronek to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

The moves reduce the Red Wings active roster to 22 players: 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. The Red Wings will open the 2018-19 regular season on Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:30 p.m. at Little Caesars Arena (FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket).