On second thought, Cleary will report to minors


From the Detroit Free Press:

After thinking it over for a week, Daniel Cleary has reconsidered and decided to report to the Detroit Red Wings farm club.

Cleary told the Free Press Friday afternoon that he will join the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old winger explained to the paper that he wants to be “a good pro and a mentor” to the youngsters in the organization.

The Wings were apparently going to pay Cleary even if he didn’t report. He signed a one-year, one-way deal worth $950,000 in September, only to be waived in October.