Wings engage in a little roster maintenance, reassign Hirose, Smith to the taxi squad

The Wings are just minding their P’s and Q’s here, ensuring that their taxi squad has enough players so they don’t have to call anyone up from a Grand Rapids Griffins team that doesn’t officially exist until next Friday:

UPDATE: Forwards Taro Hirose and Givani Smith have been assigned to the #RedWings taxi squad.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 27, 2021

Both players are likely to be recalled for Thursday’s game against the Stars. This is a paper transaction.

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