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by George Malik on 04/11/14 at 11:53 AM ET
As noted in the game-day update thread, the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness reported that Red Wings back-up goaltender Jonas Gustavsson may be nursing some sort of shoulder injury.
So, as reported in the game-day update post (which is still being updated--so prepare for more Wings news in that post), the Red Wings chose to bring up Jared Coreau to take part in today's morning skate, and as Petr Mrazek played for the Grand Rapids Griffins as they dropped a 3-0 road decision to the Charlotte Checkers, the team chose to allow Mrazek to get some sleep before Mrazek was recalled to back up Howard today--and probably Sunday:
The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Petr Mrazek from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned goaltender Jared Coreau to the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye.
Named to the AHL Second All-Star Team on Thursday, Mrazek leads AHL netminders in goals against average (2.07) and ranks second in save percentage (0.926). In 31 appearances with the Griffins, he is 22-8-1 with three shutouts. The 22-year-old goaltender has also seen action in eight games with Detroit, going 4-1-0 with a 2.01 goals against average and a 0.916 save percentage. A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Mrazek helped the Griffins to a Calder Cup championship in 2013, sporting a 15-9 record, a 2.31 goals against average, a 0.916 save percentage and four shutouts.
Coreau, 22, signed with the Red Wings last summer after a three-year career with Northern Michigan University of the CCHA. In 76 games with the Wildcats from 2010-13, he compiled a 32-31-8 record, a 2.74 goals against average, a 0.919 save percentage and two shutouts. A native of Perth, Ontario, Coreau has appeared in 19 games with Toledo as a first-year pro, posting a 1-12-5 record, a 4.10 goals against average and a 0.873 save percentage. The 6-foot-5, 235-lb., netminder has also made five appearances for the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins with an 0-4-0 record, a 4.39 goals-against average and a 0.873 save percentage.
After clinching their 23rd consecutive playoff berth on Wednesday, the Red Wings (38-27-15) will wrap up the regular season this week by hosting the Carolina Hurricanes tonight at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit Plus/AM1270) and visiting the St. Louis Blues on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. EDT (NBC/AM1270).
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