Elson (knee) was waived by the Red Wings on Monday, Max Bultman of The Athletic Detroit reports. A knee injury that Elson sustained in an intrasquad scrimmage decimated his already slim chances of making the team. However, he is a familiar face in the AHL, having notched 70 goals and 78 assists between 365 career contests, predominantly with the Griffins.
Elson sustained a knee injury in the team's intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Elson was likely a long shot to make the 23-man roster for Opening Night against Carolina on Jan. 14. Even if the injury is minor, the quick turnaround before the start of the season likely closes the door on any outside chance Elson had. As such, the British Columbia native figures to provide low-end fantasy value even in deeper formats.