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Daniel Cleary refuses to report to Red Wings farm team

In autumn 2005, Daniel Cleary came to Detroit to make the Red Wings. A decade later, his inability to do so has left a mess.tmpplchld Cleary, a key part of the late aughts playoff success, has refused to report to the minors, where he was assigned after clearing waivers earlier this week. General manager Ken Holland said Friday that Cleary told team executive Kris Draper of the decision to not report to Grand Rapids.tmpplchld Asked what happens to the $950,000 salary Cleary is under contract to make, Holland replied, "that is between the club and Dan Cleary."tmpplchld The Wings are not planning to suspend Cleary. Most likely, this will be dealt with quietly, with the Wings still...