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MRAZEK, COREAU AND NEDOMLEL IN THE MIX

Petr Mrazek, Jared Coreau (l-r)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Monday assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Grand Rapids Griffins. In addition, Detroit reassigned defenseman Richard Nedomlel and goaltender Jared Coreau from the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye to their AHL affiliate.

Mrazek, 22, earned a shutout against the St. Louis Blues yesterday behind a 23-save performance for Detroit, marking his second NHL shutout in just 11 career games. Detroit’s fifth choice (141st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Mrazek has played in nine games with the Wings this season, posting a 1.74 GAA, a 0.927 save percentage and a 2-4-0 record.

Through 31 appearances with the Griffins this season, Mrazek is tied for first among AHL goaltenders with a 2.07 goals against average, while owning a 0.925 save percentage and a 22-8-1 record. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native was named to the 2013-14 AHL Second All-Star Team last Thursday along with Griffins defenseman Adam Almquist.

Nedomlel, 20, has appeared in three contests with the Griffins this season, registering two penalty minutes and one shot on goal. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound defenseman wrapped up his season with the Walleye on Sunday, finishing with 18 points (8-10—18) and 150 penalty minutes in 60 games. Detroit’s eighth choice (175th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Nedomlel earned 84 points (17-67—84) and 295 PIM with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos prior to turning pro.

Coreau, 22, has made five appearances with Grand Rapids in his first professional season and has posted a 0-4-0 record, a 4.39 goals against average and a 0.873 save percentage. The 6-foot-4, 208-pound goaltender has also appeared between the pipes in 20 games with the Walleye, registering a 1-12-6 record, a 4.03 GAA and 0.879 save percentage.

Prior to being signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit last April, Coreau spent three seasons with Northern Michigan University, where he posted a 15-19-4 record, a 2.70 GAA, a 0.919 save percentage and one shutout after starting in all 38 games during his junior year.

The Griffins will return to Van Andel Arena on Friday to battle the Lake Erie Monsters in their regular season home finale, before closing out the campaign with a rematch against the Monsters at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday. Both games will begin at 7 p.m.

Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. Single-game tickets for all home games are now available for purchase at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through griffinshockey.com, or by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737.


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