DETROIT >> Mitch Callahan, Landon Ferraro and Kevin Porter have all cleared waivers. All three are expected to be assigned to Grand Rapids.
The Wings, who open the season Thursday at home against the Boston Bruins, still have 26 players on their roster and need to get down to 23 by 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“We’ve got three more players to make decisions on by Tuesday,” Wings general manager Ken Holland said on Sunday. “The story will play itself out.”
If Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) won’t be ready to open the season, Andrej Nestrasil could earn a spot on the roster. The team should know more Monday on Datsyuk’s status for the opener.
The Wings will carry 14 forwards into the regular season.
They could also send Tomas Jurco to Grand Rapids since he doesn’t have to be placed on waivers, but coach Mike Babcock said last week he wanted him in Detroit.
If Xavier Ouellet, who also is waiver-exempt, stays he’ll have to play which means winning a job over Jakub Kindl and Brian Lashoff.
One of the roster moves that’ll likely be made is assigning goalie Petr Mrazek, who’s waiver-exempt, to Grand Rapids.