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Done Deal?  McCarty Signing Imminent

Update 0616: McCarty scored again for Grand Rapids last night.  More below.

Well, take a look at Khan(!).  The Deep Digger Captain is out ahead of the pack and may have just drilled an exclusive.


“We’ll very likely make him a contract offer,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said on Tuesday. “We’ll make a final assessment in the next day or two.”

The embattled Khan(!) got quite a few comments out of Holland. So many, in fact, that it appears Kenny was just waiting for someone to ask him the question.

Holland said he doesn’t expect, no matter when/if he signs McCarty, to see him in Detroit just yet as they’d most likely sign him and leave him in GR for a bit more conditioning.  There is also no hint as who would be sent down/released/dealt when McCarty joins the Wings.

“The reason we’re considering him is he’s got some ingredients he can offer the team and he’s free (doesn’t cost any players/picks to acquire),” Holland said. “I don’t expect he’ll play a lot of minutes. Why spend assets to have somebody play a secondary role?”

I’m still stunned.  Not so much that Mac is on his way back, but…Khan(!).  Nice job.

Next guy I want to hear from? Uncle Mike.

McCarty, with Jim Nill and Steve Yzerman in attendance, scored his fourth goal of the year in Grand Rapids’ 5-4 victory over San Antonio last night.

Griffin Press Release

Ritola’s shot deflected off a Rampage stick right to McCarty, who roofed the puck over Tordjman’s glove from the bottom of the right circle. He also had an assist on the night, giving him seven points (4-3—7) in six games as a Griffin.


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