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Wings Need Goaltending Depth In The Organization

06/21/2019 at 5:29pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Don’t be surprised if the Red Wings address the goaltending position at some point during Saturday’s portion of the draft.

The Wings have nine picks in rounds 2-7 – including three in the second round.

The Wings would like to strengthen their goaltending depth in the organization. There’s no NHL-ready talent, at this stage, beyond Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier.

The Wings hope Filip Larsson will develop into an NHL goaltender, but he will begin his pro career this season in Grand Rapids. Patrik Rybar is unsigned to return to the Griffins.

Recent draft picks Keith Petruzzelli, Joren Van Pottelberghe and Jesper Eliasson are still years away from potentially seeing the NHL.

“We have several prospects acquired through the draft, we’re hoping they evolve into NHLers at some point,” Yzerman said. “Whether we use a pick on a goaltender I couldn’t definitively say. Certainly there are some guys in the draft that we have some interest in.”

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