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Glendening heads back down to Grand Rapids (for now?)

Capgeek reported that the Red Wings brought Luke Glendening up as a cap-exempt "roster emergency" player (as Daniel Alfredsson couldn't play on Long Island due to a groin injury), so they had to send #41 back down after the game, at least on paper. Per the Wings' PR department, even if he's going to crash on a Wings teammate's couch or in their guest bedroom tonight, Glendening's rights have been sent back up I-96:

… Detroit Set to Begin Three-Game Homestand on Tuesday versus Nashville …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned center Luke Glendening to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Glendening, 24, has skated in nine games with the Red Wings this season, recording four penalty minutes and averaging 9:50 of ice time, including a season-high 12:54 in Detroit’s 4-3 shootout loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native has also played nine games for the Griffins this season, registering six points (3-3-6) and 14 penalty minutes. In 60 career games with the Griffins, he has 32 points (11-21-32), a plus-18 rating and 64 penalty minutes. He also spent four seasons (2008-12) at the University of Michigan, tallying 70 points (31-39-70) in 165 collegiate games.

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Slumpy's avatar

This was Ken Holland idea of a replacement for Tootoo? He’s no Tootoo.
He went to sin bin in that Islanders game making a stupid penatly also.
Another blown lead in this game with about half dozen players on Red Wings roster that shouldn’t be in the NHL imo.
Islanders grind line wrecked havoc in that game physically and the scoring sheet while ours..well.

Posted by Slumpy from Under My Wheels on 11/17/13 at 02:43 AM ET

alwaysaurie's avatar


Instead of Tootoo who would you have moved if you had Holland’s job?

just curious

Posted by alwaysaurie on 11/17/13 at 03:02 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

It was all about the cap. The Wings can’t recall anyone who makes over about $600,000, and Glendening’s cap hit is $575,000.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 11/17/13 at 03:11 AM ET

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