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Eaves clears waivers, joins Tootoo in AHL

Nov 15, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings looks as he awaits a face off against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 10, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 5-4. Getty Images

Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves cleared waivers and has been sent to AHL Grand Rapids, the club announced on Friday.

Eaves, 29, was waived yesterday after only recently returning to the Detroit lineup. He missed most of the season on LTIR with ankle and knee issues.

His last game came on Nov. 9 — a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay — in which he played a season-high 11:43 while recording two shots on goal.

With the move, the Griffins now boast one of the most NHL-experienced teams in the American League. Eaves has over 400 games of big-league experience while Jordin Tootoo, who was also waived and sent to Grand Rapids this week, has over 500.

Grand Rapids also has Nathan Paetsch (167 NHL games), Cory Emmerton (125) and Gustav Nyquist (40) on the active roster.

  1. wingsfan97 - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    Bring up nyquist!
    Tatar nyquist helm/Anderson
    Would be a good ass line

  2. kyegrace - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Forgot Captain Jeff Hogan with 107 NHL games with Blues, Bruins and Yotes.

  3. muckleflugga - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    something smells in detroit, could there be dissension in the ranks –not on ice but in room?

    defensive coaching still at-sea since brad left us, a lot of back and forth between babcock and renney, behind the bench behind their hands

    is renney miffed he’s not going to sochi?

    cleary, eaves and tootoo waived [ what in the world would cause tootoo to be waived, the guy’s rock solid and always willing…perhaps more willing than smart ]

    howard gone funk-side…again

    or, is it the november blues, who knows…

  4. snipedanglecelly13 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Wings looking to capture the AHL championship again lol

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