The players will practice with the team and, although eligible to play, they likely will just absorb the playoff experience... They trail the series 2-1. The Griffins’ regular-season ended Sunday without a playoff berth.
The 11 players are Tom McCollum, Travis Ehrhardt, Garnet Exelby, Doug Janik, Brian Lashoff and Brendan Smith, Joakim Andersson, Louis-Marc Aubry, Fabian Brunnstrom, Francis Pare and Tomas Tatar.
The Red Wings host the Nashville Predators in game four of the Western Conference quarterfinals at 7:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. Detroit lost on its home ice, 3-2, in the game three.