Red Wings place veteran forward on waivers on Sunday.

Red Wings place veteran forward on waivers on Sunday.

The Detroit Red Wings were the only NHL team active on waivers on Saturday as two other players cleared.

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The Detroit Red Wings are the only team active on waivers today.

According to a report from National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman, the Red Wings have placed veteran forward Austin Czarnik on waivers.

Czarnik, a 30 year old centerman, has appeared in 11 games this season for the Red Wings with no goals and 1 assist for a total of 1 point to his name on the season.

He has 182 games of NHL experience under his belt and has bounced between the American Hockey League and NHL for much of his professional hockey career.

The Red Wings likely intend to send Czarnik down to their own AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins, off the back of this move but will have to wait until tomorrow to learn if a rival team has submitted a claim for Czarnik.

Czarnik is currently in the last year of a relatively affordable deal that carries an average annual value and salary cap hit of $762,500, but with many tight cap situations around the league it seems unlikely that we would see a claim submitted for him. There may be a team in the NHL that disagrees however, and we will have to wait until tomorrow to find out.

Both players waived on Friday, Patrick Brown of the Boston Bruins and Dakota Mermis of the Minnesota Wild, cleared waivers today.