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by George Malik on 02/22/13 at 01:07 PM ET
Updated at 12:32 PM: Slightly strange news from ESPN's Pierre LeBrun regarding Red Wings forward Jan Mursak:
I'm guessing that the Wings want Mursak to get playing time, but potentially losing a warm body given the injury parade of late seems strange.
Update: St. James reports that the Wings want Mursak to play...somewhere else...
The Detroit Red Wings placed little-used, oft-injured forward Jan Mursak on waivers today.
If he clears, he can be sent to Grand Rapids.
"He needs to play," general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press. If that ends up being for another organization, the Wings can live with it.
Murrsak barely has been on the Wings' radar the past two seasons, thanks to numerous injuries. He broke an ankle at the start of the 2011-12 season and hurt his collarbone on opening night this season. When he played in Thursday's 3-2 loss to Columbus, it was only Mursak's second appearance of the season.
In 46 career games with the Wings, Mursak, 25, has four points and a minus-1 rating.
MLive's Ansar Khan's confirming:
The Detroit Red Wings have placed forward Jan Mursak on waivers today.
If he clears by noon Saturday, the club will have the option of assigning him to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mursak returned to the lineup Thursday after suffering a collar bone injury in the season opener Jan. 19 at St. Louis.
He could not have cracked the lineup when everyone is healthy.
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