DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Jared Coreau from the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.
Coreau, 24, has been one of the top goalies in the AHL this season, ranking among league leaders with 26 wins (T2nd), a 2.27 goals-against average (4th), a 0.928 save percentage (3rd) and four shutouts (T3rd) in 39 games played. The Perth, Ontario, native has appeared in in 69 games with the Griffins since the 2013-14 campaign, owning a 42-22-3 record, a 2.35 goals-against average, a 0.924 save percentage and seven shutouts. Coreau, who has already set AHL career highs in games played, wins and shutouts, won 11 straight starts from Nov. 18 to Dec. 26 and was named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December, going 9-2-0 with a 1.92 goals-against average and 0.938 save percentage in 11 games. He is also 6-2-0 for the Griffins in February.
The 6-foot-5, 235-lb., netminder spent three seasons at Northern Michigan University in the CCHA prior to signing with the Red Wings after the 2012-13 season. In 76 games with the Wildcats, he accumulated a 32-31-8 record, 2.72 goals-against average, 0.919 save percentage and two shutouts. Coreau also spent one season with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL in 2009-10 prior to his collegiate career.
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As of right now, we have no information as to why this move has been made today. We know that an illness has recently gone through the Wings' dressing room and that Petr Mrazek isn't starting tonight, but we have nothing but speculation to go on. We will update as soon as we learn more.
Petr Mrazek did go on for morning skate. Tested groin, was bothered. Wings flying in Jared Coreau to back up Jimmy Howard tonight at Dallas.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) February 29, 2016
Ah, Groinitis our old friend has returned.