Meech placed on waivers

DETROIT — Wings general manager Ken Holland said they have placed defenseman Derek Meech on waivers.

Holland said he has until noon Thursday to clear waivers.

“His fate is yet to be determined,” Holland said. “If he clears he’ll come to camp. There’s a month before the season, there’s potential for injuries, things change. I’m putting Derek Meech on waivers today to see if a team wants to claim him and give him an opportunity. If not, he’ll come to camp and we’ll see what that brings.”

If Meech, 26, makes it through waivers the Wings would assign him to Grand Rapids prior to the season.

Meech’s days in Detroit were numbered since the Wings signed Ruslan Salei this offseason.

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