By @MichaelCaples –
The roster moves continue as the Red Wings prepare for Thursday’s season opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Today, the Wings announced that they have assigned three players and placed three on injured reserve.
Left wing Matt Puempel and defenseman Dylan McIlrath have been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins, while right winger Lane Zablocki has been assigned to the Western Hockey League’s Kelowna Rockets.
Meanwhile, the team has placed defenseman Mike Green on injured reserve, as well as right wing Evgeny Svechnikov and defenseman Brian Lashoff on non-roster injured reserve.
Detroit’s roster now stands at 25 players – 14 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders.
The Wings must submit their 23-man final roster by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Christoffer Ehn, Michael Rasmussen and Dennis Cholowski are expected to be on the opening night roster – the full blue-line unit depends on injuries.