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Red Wings continue to make roster cuts ahead of season opener next week

Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson
Red Wings goalie Jonas Gustavsson

DETROIT, MI (WTVB) - The Red Wings continue to trim their roster as the regular season approaches.  Detroit assigned nine players on Monday to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins, dropping the roster to 29. The Red Wings must be down to 23 players by next Monday ahead of their regular season opener a week from tomorrow against the Buffalo Sabers at Joe Louis Arena. 

Injuries could leave several spots open as Darren Helm is out indefinitely, Patrick Eaves and Jonas Gustavsson are out two to four weeks and Jakub Kindl, Daniel Alfredsson and Jordin Tootoo are listed as day-to-day.