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Red Wings cut roster, assign top pick Filip Zadina to AHL Grand Rapids

Posted: 2:53 PM, Sep 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-30 18:53:41Z

DETROIT (WXYZ) -- The Detroit Red Wings trimmed their roster to 31 players on Sunday.

Forwards David Pope, Givani Smith, Dominic Turgeon and Filip Zadina, defenseman Vili Saarijarvi and goaltender Harri Sateri were assigned to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Detroit also released forward Jussi Jokinen from his professional tryout.

The Red Wings' roster, which currently sits at 17 forwards, 12 defensemen, and two goaltenders, must be further cut down to 23 players by the league-mandated deadline Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.