Red Wings handling Riley Sheahan's DUI internally

Harry How

Team continues to monitor legal proceedings following top prospect's October arrest.

The Detroit Red Wings' front office is aware of former top draft pick Riley Sheahan's recent drunk driving arrest and are handling the matter internally, a team official told the Detroit Free Press Thursday. General manager Ken Holland told reporter Helene St. James that the team was still investigating Sheahan's arrest:

"I'm aware that Riley was charged with a DUI. We're handling it internally. He sat out a game. We've talked to him. We're aware of what's happened."

"We're gathering information internally and making decisions on what we can do to help him, if he needs help. Beyond that, I can't really comment."

Holland also added that Sheahan "made a really poor decision."

Sheahan, the 21st pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, was arrested on Oct. 29 for driving under the influence of alcohol. His blood alcohol content was higher than .17, classifying Sheahan as "superdrunk" under Michigan law, and potentially subjecting him to a 180-day jail sentence. Sheahan currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Oct. 29 arrest is his second alcohol-related run-in with the law in three years, as Sheahan was cited for public intoxication and possession of alcohol under the legal age while at Notre Dame in 2010.

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