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No Surprises In Detroit Red Wings’ First Nine Training Camp Cuts



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The Detroit Red Wings first nine training camp cuts included the usual suspects — players returned to their major junior teams plus others released from their amateur tryouts.

The four draft picks returned to their junior teams included 2022 fourth-round draft pick Amadeus Lombardi (113th overall), plus 2021 picks Oscar Plandowski (155th overall) and Pascale Zito (166th overall), plus 2020 goalie pick Jan Bednar (107th overall). Plandowski is the son Darryl Plandowski, who is the Arizona Coyotes’ Director of Amateur Scouting.

Julien Anctil, Marcus Limpar-Lantz, Mitchell Martin and Jacob Mathieu and goaltender Andrew Oke from their amateur tryouts.

The Red Wings have 60 players still in camp, on their way to 23 for the start of the NHL regular-season.

The amateur tryout players still in camp include defenseman Jeremie Biakabutuka, forwards Ivan Ivan and Riley Piercey and center Jake Uberti.

Cossa Decision Still to Come

Goalie Sebastian Cossa, 19, is another junior age player still in training camp. GM Steve Yzerman will have to decide whether returns to the Western Hockey League or goes to Grand Rapids to play for the Griffins. Cossa played well in the NHL Prospect Tournament and Red and White intrasquad game.

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Coach Derek Lalonde said he would like to get Cossa into some preseason action. The Red Wings have eight preseason games before the Oct. 14 opener against the Montreal Canadiens.

Biakabutuka is the nephew of former University of Michigan and former NFL player Tim Biakabutuka. Piercey scored four goals in a game against Columbus in the NHL Prospect tournaments. Ivan scored 31 goals for Cape Breton in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last season. Uberti is a 6-foot-2 out of the Ontario Hockey League.

The cuts came today as the Red Wings moved their training camp from Traverse City to Detroit. The Red Wings play their first preseason game Tuesday in Pittsburgh.