Notable awful goaltender Dan Cloutier will be in Red Wings training camp on a tryout. This, according to Ansar Khan:
Cloutier, 33, who contacted the club and asked for the tryout, hasn’t played since appearing in nine games with the Los Angeles Kings in 2007-08. He has been bothered by a series of ailments, including a season-ending hip injury midway through 2006-07.
Is he your new backup goaltender – pushing Jimmy Howard aside? Doubful.
This doesn’t mean Jimmy Howard’s status as Chris Osgood’s backup is in jeopardy. Cloutier is a long shot to earn a contract from the Red Wings.
Apparently this tryout comes at the request of Mr. Cloutier. In related news, I’d like to formally request a tryout with the Red Wings. Perhaps they’ll be so kind as grant that baseless request, as well.
I tried to find a YouTube clip of Nick Lidstrom lofting a puck from center ice past Cloutier. No dice. Feel free to post it in the comments. That would be swell.
Okay, that was a lie. I didn’t even bother looking.
Training Camp Roster has been updated.