Red Wings' roster down to 23 active
Johan Ryno, Mattias Ritola, Andy Delmore, Francis Pare, Logan Pyett, Jakub Kindl and Evan McGrath were all shipped to Grand Rapids after Sunday's preseason win over Pittsburgh. In addition, Darren Helm (shoulder) and Cory Emmerton (sore upper body) were placed on short-term injured reserve. Andreas Lilja is on long-term injured reserve.
That means that there were no roster surprises to open the season. Patrick Eaves and Justin Abdelkader are on the team, two of the 13 forwards. Derek Meech is one of seven active defensemen. Chris Osgood, Jimmy Howard and Daniel Larsson are the goalies.