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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

McCarty clears waivers

Darren McCarty is still a Red Wing. For now, at least.

The veteran forward cleared waivers, but whether he'll stay in Detroit or head to Grand Rapids soon has yet to be decided. For now, McCarty is about to head to St. Louis with the Red Wings.

McCarty, who is on a two-way contract (pays different rates in the NHL and AHL), can remain in Detroit or be sent to Grand Rapids. He is cleared of having to go through waivers for the next month. The Red Wings now don't have to wait the 24-hour waiver period to make a roster move if needed.

"Obviously I want to be part of this team, this organization," said McCarty. "If it's playing here, supporting here, playing in Grand Rapids ... whatever needs to be done, I'll do it. That's been my attitude since Day 1 -- being part of this organization, first and foremost."


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