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by George Malik on 11/15/13 at 01:08 PM ET
Updated 2x: Both Eaves and Glendening have been assigned to GR: This isn't all that surprising given how many teams are close to the cap. Patrick Eaves wasn't claimed on waivers, so the Red Wings have assigned him to Grand Rapids:
The Red Wings confirm:
Khan confirms in text form:
Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves cleared waivers today at noon and was assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
The move was made to clear salary-cap space for defenseman Jonathan Ericsson, who returns to the lineup tonight against the Washington Capitals.
The Red Wings will get $925,000 in cap relief for sending down Eaves, who is in the final year of his contract at $1.2 million.
Eaves has appeared in only three games this season (no points, minus-2). He missed the first three weeks of the regular season after getting injured (knee, ankle) during practice on Sept. 19.
Update #2: From the Wings:
RED WINGS ASSIGN PATRICK EAVES AND LUKE GLENDENING TO GRIFFINS
… Eaves Joins Griffins After Clearing Waivers on Friday …
DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned right wing Patrick Eaves and center Luke Glendening to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins
Eaves, 29, has played in three games with the Red Wings this season, averaging 9:14 of ice time and recording four shots on goal after recovering from a knee injury suffered in the preseason. The Calgary, Alberta, native has appeared in 175 games with Detroit since 2009, tallying 51 points (27-24-51) and 46 penalty minutes. In 417 career NHL games with Ottawa, Carolina and Detroit, the 6-foot, 187-lb., forward has 141 points (72-69-141) and 145 penalty minutes. Eaves has also picked up 13 points (6-7-13) in 67 NHL postseason games. Originally a first-round selection (29th overall) of Ottawa in 2003, Eaves has played 18 career AHL games, all with the Binghamton Senators. He recorded 13 points (5-8-13) with Binghamton in 2005-06.
Glendening, 24, has played eight games with the Red Wings this season, registering two penalty minutes and eight shots on goal, while averaging 9:28 of ice time. A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Glendening has appeared in 59 career games with the Griffins, notching 32 points (11-21-32), a plus-19 rating and 64 penalty minutes. The 5-foot-11, 195-lb., forward helped Grand Rapids to a Calder Cup championship in 2012-13, recording 16 points (6-10-16) in 24 postseason games.
Update #3: Capgeek explains all!
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