In a stretch where Detroit is lacking their only top-six center and have already waived another aging underperforming pivot, we’ve got another move by team GM Steve Yzerman to give Detroit flexibility.

Filppula will have until noon on Thursday to clear or be picked up by any team willing to take on his $3M cap hit and 8-team no trade list for the two goals and three assists he’s put up on the Red Wings through 20 games this season.