Red Wings call up goaltender Jared Coreau
DETROIT, MICH -- The Red Wings have called up goaltender Jared Coreau from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Reasons as to why have not been disclosed yet, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it is related to injury.
UPDATE: The #RedWings have called up Jared Coreau from the @griffinshockey. pic.twitter.com/ZO3ihCbTpo— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) March 17, 2016
Coreau has been a great story for the Griffins this year, and has began to develop into a very promising backup option for the team going forward at some point. It's also worth noting that this goes against the limited amount of call-ups the team has, so it could be something more serious. We'll update you as soon as we hear reason behind the roster move. Keep in mind the flu bug has been going around the locker room, so that could likely be the culprit.
UPDATE: George Sipple confirms this was due to a goalie illness:
Am told Coreau was called up due to a sick goalie. Not sure which one. #wings— George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple) March 17, 2016
According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Petr Mrazek is the one with the flu. He's listed as questionable, so don't expect him getting the start tonight against Columbus.
More from the Red Wings' press release:
The Detroit Red Wings today recalled goaltender Jared Coreau from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Coreau, 24, has won each of his last six starts, helping the Griffins to a 12-game winning streak overall, the second-best run in franchise history. Since his streak start on Feb. 23, Coreau has a 0.99 goals-against average, 0.967 save percentage, three shutouts and established a new Grand Rapids franchise record for saves in a shutout performance after stopping all 45 shots he faced in a 4-0 win over the Chicago Wolves on March 13. The third-year pro ranks as one of the AHL’s top goalies this season, currently sitting second with 29 wins, third with a 2.15 goals-against average and tied for second with a 0.931 save percentage and six shutouts. Coreau was also the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for December after posting a 9-2-0 record, 1.92 goals-against average and 0.938 save percentage, part of his season-best 11-game winning streak that ran from Nov. 18 to Dec. 26. In 72 games with the Griffins since 2013-14, the Perth, Ontario native owns a 45-22-3 record, 2.28 goals-against average, 0.927 save percentage and nine shutouts.
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 prior to his collegiate career, posting a 3.62 goals-against average and a 0.882 save percentage in 38 games with the team during the 2009-10 campaign.