It’s been an interesting week so far to follow the fortunes of former defensemen with the Detroit Red Wings. For starters, in Washington, Capitals reaguard Nick Jensen was back at camp after missing three days for what the team was terming personal reasons.
Jensen is projecting to be a top-four defenseman with the Capitals. He’s penciled in on teh right side of the second pairing.
Here’s a look at Nick Jensen (3), back after missing a few days due to personal reasons. pic.twitter.com/EApoVxUCCi
— Jared Serre (@JaredSerre) October 2, 2023
Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, former Red Wings blueliner Xavier Ouellet was being handed a new NHL life line by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ouellet was recently assigned to AHL Wilkes Barre by the Penguins. However, he’s since been earning a recall to the NHL club.
A number of defensemen with ties to the Red Wings were finding themselves going on NHL waivers. Boston was putting both Dan Renouf and Alex Regula through the waiver wire. Arizona was placing Steven Kampfer on the waiver wire.
Waiving another ex-Detroit player, forward Kyle Criscuolo, were the New Jersey Devils.
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- The name of top Detroit prospect Dmitri Buchelnikov is being bandied about as part of a blockbuster trade rumor in the KHL
- Former Red Wings player Tyler Bertuzzi is quickly becoming a favorite with the Toronto Maple Leafs
- Red Wings newcomer J.T. Compher and veteran Detroit forward Michael Rasmussen are clicking as preseason linemates
Red Wings Next Game
Playing their second game of three in three nights, Detroit is in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins. Game time is 7 p.m. ET. The Red Wings will be in Toronto on Thursday to face the Maple Leafs, again with a 7 p.m. ET start.
Hockey Now Network
Carolina: Former Carolina Hurricanes forward Derek Stepan is retiring from hockey.
Derek Stepan has officially announced his retirement following 890 regular-season games and 120 playoff games over 13 NHL seasons.
— NHLPA (@NHLPA) October 3, 2023
Islanders: In his bid to stick with the New York Islanders, Ross Johnston is staying true to himself.
New Jersey: Which bubble players are showing the best odds of grabbing a roster spot with the New Jersey Devils?
Montreal: Controversial 2021 first-round draft pick Logan Mailloux is going down to the AHL Laval Rocket from the Montreal Canadiens.
Florida: Even though he’s cleared NHL waivers, defenseman Lucas Carlsson is remaining with the Florida Panthers for the time being.
Chicago: Former Hart Trophy winner Corey Perry was the start with two goals during a 4-2 Chicago Blackhawks win over the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Colorado: Forward Ivan Ivan, who was playing with Detroit at last year’s NHL rookie tourney, was getting assignment to the AHL Colorado Eagles by the Colorado Avalanche.
Nashville: What are the Nashville Predators getting in waiver claim Samuel Fagemo?
San Jose: Ty Emberson, the newest member of the San Jose Sharks, was playing for former Detroit assistant coach Tony Granato in college at Wisconsin.