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Red Wings’ Derek Meech clears waivers

Derek Meech, Matt Cullen

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Derek Meech (14) celebrates in front of Ottawa Senators center Matt Cullen on a goal by Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (not shown) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get your ego punched, perhaps consulting Red Wings forward/defenseman Derek Meech might be in order. Yesterday, Meech was waived by the team and today we find out that he’s cleared waivers.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News shares this.

Derek Meech cleared waivers and will be in training camp with the Red Wings. His future in the organization, though, appears cloudy at best. If the Wings remain healthy through the exhibition season, Meech will start the season in Grand Rapids.

While we’ve seen this happen with a handful of other players this summer (notably Sheldon Souray) those players had very pricey contracts. Meech, on the other hand, is making league minimum. If a guy making the league minimum can’t get picked up on waivers, what hope is there for just about anyone? That said, Meech is in the running for the seventh defenseman spot in Detroit more than likely and will compete with Jakub Kindl for the spot.