The Detroit Red Wings have sent Brian Lashoff to the minors.
"Right now with the amount of guys we have, it's better for me to play games than sitting and watching," Lashoff said. "It'll be good to go down there. After the lockout (ended) they kept playing well and it'll be fun to go down there and go into the playoffs. "I have an itch to play. I've played almost 70 games already (including with Grand Rapids during the lockout) and not playing right now is a little odd for me. It'll be good to get some games." Lashoff has a goal and five points in 31 games with a minus-10.