Red Wings put Tootoo on waivers

The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers
Wednesday.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says if Tootoo isn’t
claimed by Thursday, the team plans to keep him in Detroit.

Tootoo does not have a point in eight games this season in the
second year of his $5.7 million, three-year contract. He played in
one playoff game last year after an eight-point, lockout-shortened
regular season.

The Red Wings signed Tootoo in the summer of 2012, hoping he
would give them a physical presence after playing against him many
times. Nashville drafted Tootoo in 2001 and he had spent his entire
career with the Predators, racking up 725 career penalty minutes
and 125 points.

Detroit hosts the Dallas Stars on Thursday.