Wings reassign some Black Aces
DETROIT -- Red Wings today announced that several players have been reassigned to the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. A complete list of players who have been reassigned can be found below:
Eight Griffins players now remain with the Red Wings, serving in the capacity of ‘Black Aces’ (playoff reserves). These prospects and veteran AHLers will practice after/before the Red Wings every day and will be on hand to dress for an NHL post-season game should the need arise.
Currently leading their Western Conference quarterfinal showdown with the Phoenix Coyotes 2-0, Detroit’s 2011 playoff schedule continues on Monday night at Arizona’s Glendale Arena (10:30 p.m. – FS Detroit & 97.1 The Ticket). Detroit ’s next possible home game would be the series’ fifth game on Friday, April 22 (puck drop – 7:00 p.m.)