The Detroit Red Wings have put little-used forward Jordin Tootoo on waivers.

General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Tootoo will be assigned to Grand Rapids if he is not claimed by another NHL team by Thursday's noon deadline. That would give the Wings $925,000 in cap room.

Tootoo has two years and $3.8 million remaining on his contract. Signed in 2012 to add an element of grit, Tootoo never really fit into the Wings' system. He was a healthy scratch in last season's playoffs and is minus-4 in eight appearances this season