10/01/2010 10:37 AM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.
– The Detroit Red Wings on Friday recalled goaltender Thomas McCollum
and forwards Willie Coetzee
, Francis Pare
and Tomas Tatar
from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
In addition, the Griffins today released five players from training camp tryouts, including defenseman Nick Duff
and forwards Trent Daavettila
, Ryan Howarth
, Robin Richards
and Gary Steffes
After concluding their training camp in Detroit this weekend, the Griffins will hold their first local practice on Monday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at Griff’s IceHouse.
The Griffins will aim for their 15th consecutive opening night sellout next Friday, Oct. 8 when they host the Abbotsford Heat at 7 p.m., marking the first time since 2005 that they’ll open the AHL’s regular season at home. Tickets are still available by visiting griffinshockey.com
or calling the Griffins at (616) 774-4585.