Report: Longtime Red Wing Jonathan Ericsson placed on waivers
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings placed veteran defenseman Jonathan Ericsson on waivers Tuesday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Ericsson has spent all 12 seasons of his NHL career in the Motor City. The stay-at-home blue-liner never recorded more than 15 points in a single campaign but ranks 23rd all time on the storied franchise's games played list.

The 35-year-old is unlikely to be claimed by another team due to his $4.25-million cap hit - which expires after this season - but he could serve as a veteran mentor on the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Ericsson managed to carve out a lengthy career despite being chosen in the ninth round - 291st overall - of the 2002 NHL Draft.

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Report: Longtime Red Wing Jonathan Ericsson placed on waivers
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