Red Wings Reassign SproulNews: Ryan Sproul was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday. Analysis: Ryan Sproul battled a shoulder strain during camp but wasn't considered a threat to make the Opening Day roster in any case. He registered 11 goals and 21 assists over 72 games with Grand Rapids last season.
Red Wings' Sproul Banged UpNews: Ryan Sproul is dealing with a shoulder strain and is considered day-to-day, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Ryan Sproul acquired the injury during Monday's game against the Penguins, when he took a hit from defenseman Robert Bortuzzo. He hopes to return to the ice Friday, but it probably won't help his chances of winning an opening night roster spot. The Red Wings seem fairly content with Brian Lashoff operating as their seventh defenseman.