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Griffins add Nastasiuk, Paterson from junior ranks

As the Red Wings prospects' post-seasons have wound down, the Grand Rapids Griffins have slowly but surely added players to the fold. Last week, the Griffins brought Prince George Cougars defenseman Marc McNulty in on a pro try-out;

Today, the Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation is reporting that the Wings have signed Owen Sound Attack captain Zach Nastasiuk to a similar deal, and the Griffins (via RedWingsFeed) stated that they've brought Saginaw Spirit goalie Jake Paterson into the mix as well:

The Detroit Red Wings on Monday reassigned goaltender Jake Paterson from the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw Spirit to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Paterson, 19, appeared between the pipes in 45 regular season games with the Spirit this season, producing a 24-18-2 record, a 3.41 goals against average and a 0.906 save percentage. In five playoff contests with Saginaw, the 6-foot-1, 183-pound netminder yielded a 1-2-2 record, a 4.67 GAA and a 0.889 save percentage. The Mississauga, Ontario, native owns a 70-54-12 record with a 3.44 GAA and a 0.904 save percentage in 142 career OHL games.

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Who is coming next and who actually has a shot to play? Does Tony Mantha play in the AHL playoffs after his season in the Q is up?

Posted by VitoLambruski on 03/31/14 at 03:59 PM ET

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Yes, if the Val-d’Or Foreurs are eliminated, Mantha could play in the AHL.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 03/31/14 at 04:04 PM ET

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