According to MLive’s Ansar Khan and Hockeybuzz’s Bob Duff, the Red Wings have a big decision to make as they weigh whether to use 2 of their non-roster emergency 4 post-trade deadline call-ups:
If #RedWings want Jared Coreau and Tyler Bertuzzi to be eligible for AHL playoffs they must be assigned to @griffinshockey by 3 p.m. tomorrow. They can be recalled after 3 p.m. and would count towards the post-trade deadline four recall limit.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 25, 2018
AHL clear day rosters – only players on the roster on clear day are eligible to compete in the Calder Cup playoffs – is also Monday. That means if the Wings want goalie Jared Coreau or left-winger Tyler Bertuzzi to be eligible for the playoffs, they’d be required to assign them to AHL Grand Rapids tomorrow, even if it were merely a paper transaction and they were recalled the next day without ever actually leaving Detroit.
It would however, require the Wings to use up two of their four post-trade deadline call ups.