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Tomas Tatar Among Group Sent To Grand Rapids

The Detroit Red Wings further trimmed down their preseason roster today, sending five more prospects back to AHL-Grand Rapids.

Among them was highly touted Slovakian talent Tomas Tatar. Detroit drafted Tatar 60th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, but they obviously felt the 19-year-old wasn’t quite ready for NHL play. The Wings are overloaded at forward anyway, so it’s really no surprise.

In addition to Tatar, the Wings sent forwards Francis Pare, Brent Raedeke and Jamie Johnson as well as goaltender Jordan Pearce to the Griffins. The move leaves the team with 35 players on their roster.