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Jakub Kindl clears waivers; Red Wings likely to send him to AHL

Jakub Kindl

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl (4) of the Czech Republic skates with the puck during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The Bruins beat the Red Wings 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)


Blame it on the price or some other factor, but Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl cleared waivers on Sunday, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

During Saturday’s Headlines segment, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Red Wings would likely go all the way with demoting Kindl to the AHL.

On that price:

Now, perhaps the Red Wings could trade Kindl at some point, but apparently other teams didn’t want to take on the blueliner at that full cap hit.

It’s possible that Kyle Quincey’s potential return (and the $4.25 million cap hit) is causing some of Detroit’s cap crunch, which necessitates this move ... and maybe others?

Again, more on that here.