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Grand Rapids Looks To Add D-Mac To The Attack
Griffins offer veteran winger PTO contract...
By Jason Kasiorek

In a move that has been speculated for weeks, the Grand Rapids Griffins have offered former Detroit Red Wing forward Darren McCarty a professional tryout contract. The feisty veteran is waiting for approval from the NHL before accepting, and could be in the lineup as early as this weekend. This marks the second stage of McCarty's attempted NHL comeback. The first stage ended this weekend after a ten game stint with the IHL's Flint Generals which produced 3 goals, 2 assists and 30 penalty minutes. Darren last played in the NHL with the Calgary Flames last season, but after a disappointing season, was not re-signed.

McCarty last played in the AHLin the 1992-93 season for the Adirondack Red Wings, Detroit's former farm club, producing 17 goals and 36 points in 73 games. His career NHL totals are 126 goals, 160 assists, 1450 penalty minutes in 742 games, and in the playoffs, 157-22-25-47-209 and three stanley cups.