In a move that was long rumored over the summer, Damien Brunner will be attending training camp, looking to make the club.
This is a no-brainer if you ask me. Give him a tryout, see how he does, and if it doesn't pan out, there's no harm done.
Brunner had 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) last year in 44 games for the Red Wings to go along with five goals and four assists in fourteen playoff games with Detroit in 2013.
The 27-year-old Swiss winger can bring speed and scoring to a team that is still looking to bolster their offense.
Where this move makes the most sense to me, is that it instantly creates a heated camp battle between the likes of Mattias Tedenby, Rostislav Olesz and Stefan Matteau. With another talented body in camp, it forces all of those players to be that much better if they hope to make the team.
We'll get our first look at Olesz and Tedenby in just a few minutes. Any time you can create competition in camp for roster spots, it's a good thing. Now it's up to Brunner to prove he belongs.
More to come after the game.