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Red Wings put forward Patrick Eaves on waivers, coach Mike Babcock says nothing wrong with him

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings have placed Patrick Eaves on waivers.

The move was made Thursday, giving teams in the league a day to claim the 29-year-old forward.

Detroit coach Mike Babcock says the Red Wings hope Eaves gets a chance to play regularly for another team. Babcock says there’s nothing wrong with Eaves on or off the ice, adding that he does everything right.

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Eaves played in just three of 19 games this season and hasn’t scored a goal or made an assist. The Red Wings signed him to $3.6 million, three-year contract in 2011 after giving him one-year deals in 2009 and 2010.

The Red Wings also assigned forward Jordin Tootoo and defenceman Xavier Ouellet to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.