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by George Malik on 10/01/13 at 08:18 PM ET
This move seems to make little sense given that the Red Wings supposedly have to keep 23 men up to maximize their LTIR space:
The Wings now have 22 men on their roster.
Per the Wings' PR department:
RED WINGS RECALL PETR MRAZEK FROM GRAND RAPIDS
… Goaltender Jared Coreau and Defenseman Xavier Ouellet Assigned to Griffins …
Detroit, MI... The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Petr Mrazek from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. The Red Wings also assigned goaltender Jared Coreau and defenseman Xavier Ouellet to the Griffins. Detroit’s current active roster now stands at 22 players with four additional players on injured reserve.
Helm and Eaves are on the LTIR and Tootoo and Gustavsson are on the IR.
Mrazek has posted a 1-1-0 career record with a 2.02 goals against average and a .922 save percentage in two career National Hockey League games. He is slated to back up starting goaltender Jimmy Howard tomorrow night when the Red Wings drop the puck on the 2013-14 season as they square off with the Buffalo Sabres at 8:00 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena (NBCSN and 97.1 The Ticket).
Update: As MLive's Brendan Savage notes, the Wings planned on bringing Mrazek up.
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