Renouf is a lock to start the 2017-18 campaign with AHL Grand Rapids, Ansar Khan of reports.

The Red Wings sorely need a power-play defenseman who can move the puck and complement Mike Green, but Renouf doesn't figure to be that guy -- at least right away. Listed at 6-foot-3, 209 pounds, the Ontario native reportedly is behind Robbie Russo on the organizational depth chart.

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