The Red Wings have placed Danny Cleary on waivers.
It was a bit surprising when the Red Wings re-signed Cleary this offseason considering they have so many young forwards who were on the brink of cracking the NHL roster. So, it is no surprise to see him get waived. Don’t be surprised if he buddy Mike Babcock and the Maple Leafs claim him.
Cleary will play Monday for the first time since January 27th.
Cleary's status for tonight's game hinged on Teemu Pulkkinen's status, but Pulkkinen will play and Joakim Andersson will sit with the flu. Cleary has averaged just 9:08 TOI and posting one goal and one assist in 12 games.
The Red Wings have signed Daniel Cleary to a one-year contract.
Cleary, 35, had just eight points (4G / 4A) with a minus-11 rating in 52 games with the Red Wings last season. Cleary has scored 20-plus goals on three occasions, but has registered just 23 points in 100 games over the last two seasons. He holds no fantasy value at this point, but provides the Red Wings with depth and experience.