By @StefanKubus –
The Red Wings moved one step closer to their opening-night roster.
Dylan McIlrath, Brian Lashoff, Ben Street, Jared Coreau and Matt Lorito were all assigned to Grand Rapids.
Meanwhile, forwards Tyler Bertuzzi, Evgeny Svechnikov and Eric Tangradi have been placed on injured reserve.
With the moves, the Wings are down to 24 players – 13 forwards, eight defensemen and three netminders.
Detroit opens the season Oct. 5 against the Minnesota Wild at Little Caesars Arena.