So wait, the reason Emmerton was waived and brought back, and the reason Tootoo was waived and (apparently) coming back, is so they don't have to go through waivers later? So waivers is a one-time deal, and then players can go up and down at will?
Otherwise, what sense does this make?
I'm not sure if this has been covered already but Khan makes it sound like if Tootoo clears he won't be sent to GR now because they don't need to clear a spot until the 15th when Ericsson comes off LTIR.
So when Holland said he won't be sent to Grand Rapids, he really meant he won't be sent yet.
If Tootoo, 30, is not claimed, the Red Wings have the option of assigning him to the Grand Rapids Griffins. But general manager Ken Holland said they won't send him down on Thursday. They wouldn't need to make a move until defenseman Jonathan Ericsson comes off long-term injured reserve on Nov. 15.
If and when Tootoo is assigned to Grand Rapids, the Red Wings would receive only $925,000 in cap relief