Nunavut's NHL star Jordin Tootoo has been "waived" by the Detroit Red Wings. That means another team can now pick him up.

Tootoo does not have a point in eight games this season with the Red Wings.

It's the second year of his $5.7 million, three-year contract. 

He played in one playoff game last year.

The Red Wings signed Tootoo in the summer of 2012, hoping he would give them a physical presence. Before that he was with the Nashville Predators, racking up 725 career penalty minutes and 125 points. 

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland says if Tootoo isn't claimed today, the team plans to keep him in Detroit.