Player News - Red Wings

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Jared Coreau has led the Grand Rapids Griffins to the Calder Cup Final.

Coreau stopped 39 of 41 shots Saturday night as the Griffins put away the San Jose Barracude 4-2 to clinch the AHL's Western Conference Championship. The Griffins will face off against the Syracuse Crunch, who defeated the Providence Bruins in the Eastern final, for the Calder Cup. Coreau has been outstanding in the playoffs so far, as he has not allowed more than two goals in 9 out of 13 games. Coreau stands a good chance of starting the season in Detroit in 2017-18 once the Red Wings sort out who will be the team's starting goalie between Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazec.
Source: AHL.com
May 28 - 9:35 AM

Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill revealed that Evgeny Svechnikov and Tyler Bertuzzi will get a long look at training camp after such a strong showing in the AHL playoffs.

"I don’t know what all the pieces will be for us next season, but certainly Nosek made us confident he can be an effective NHL player. Bertuzzi and Svechnikov, they are making a statement as well." said Blashill. "They are becoming elite players in the AHL playoffs, and those are statements you want to make. We’ll look at them in camp and make our decisions based on who is going to make us better." Svechnikov has picked up 10 points in 12 AHL playoff games this season after picking up 51 points during the regular season. The former first round pick is likely headed for a heated camp battle with Tyler Bertuzzi for a NHL roster spot.
May 27 - 1:54 PM

Blashill revealed that after a strong showing in the NHL and AHL playoffs, he believes Tomas Nosek can be a good NHL player.

"I don’t know what all the pieces will be for us next season," said Blashill "but certainly Nosek made us confident he can be an effective NHL player. Nosek picked up one goal in 11 NHL games and another 41 points in 51 AHL games. It is unlikely he will return any fantasy value next season.
May 27 - 1:50 PM

Jeff Blashill thought Jimmy Howard had an excellent tournament after turning in a good season for the Red Wings.

"Jimmy played excellent, carried on his real good play from Detroit." said Blashill. "It’s one thing to perform well and stop pucks. He looked in total control. It was a really good tournament for him." Howard finished the tournament with a 1.86 goals against average and .919 save percentage. We are projecting the Red Wings will protect Petr Mrazek over Howard for the upcoming Vegas expansion draft.
May 27 - 1:47 PM

Jeff Blashill praised Dylan Larkin's game at center during the final month of the regular season and during the World Hockey Championship.

"Dylan played very well at center with the Wings the last month of the season, so it made sense for him to continue playing that position at the World Championship. He did excellent." said Blashull. "He was very good in the defensive zone, played against the other team’s best payers and won the matchups. It was an excellent tournament for him, I think it will be a real positive leading into next year." Larkin rebounded from a rough sophomore NHL season with 10 points in eight games at the Worlds. He'll likely slot in as a top-six center for the Red Wings next season.
May 27 - 1:44 PM

Speaking to the media, Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said he is impressed with Tyler Bertuzzi's play during the AHL playoffs.

"We've had a lot of players who have played well," Holland said. "You look at Tyler Bertuzzi. He has had a great playoff - he's had three great playoffs in a row. Very impressive statistics for a young player." Bertuzzi failed to pick up any points in seven NHL contest this season, but did pick up 37 in 48 AHL games and another 12 in 12 playoff games so far. Holland will likely have a few holes to fill at the start of next season and Bertuzzi might make a full-time jump to the NHL. He is a name to keep an eye on during training camp.
Source: MLive.com
May 27 - 10:13 AM

Grand Rapids are one win away from a spot in the Calder Cup Finals after beating the San Jose Barrucada 6-2 on Friday.

The Griffins scored four goals in the second period and never looked back and can clinch the series with a win on Saturday night. Eric Tangradi led the way with one goal and two assists, while Tyler Bertuzzi, Tomas Nosek, Martin Frk, Ben Street and Evgeny Svechnikov also scored in the win.
May 27 - 10:06 AM

Jared Coreau has excelled in the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins' playoff run.

Coreau has posted a 2.46 GAA and .917 save percentage to lead the Griffins to the Calder Cup Western Conference Final. The 25-year-old goalie got his first taste of NHL action this season, but he struggled with a 3.46 GAA and .887 save percentage in 14 contests.
May 26 - 10:03 AM

Libor Sulak has agreed to a two-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

The free agent rearguard had 10 goals and 28 points in 54 games with Orli Znojmo of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga this past season.
May 24 - 12:30 PM

Tyler Bertuzzi is enjoying another impressive run in the Calder Cup Playoffs.

He has recorded 11 points in 10 postseason matches for Grand Rapids after he had eight points in nine playoff contests last year. Bertuzzi has been on the scoresheet in all but two games this time around. He should be watched closely at training camp, as he appears to be due for an NHL promotion in 2017-18.
May 23 - 10:10 AM

Jimmy Howard had a strong showing in the 2017 World Championships.

While Team USA was eliminated in the Quarterfinals, Howard can hardly be blamed for America's 2-0 loss to Finland. Howard posted a 1.86 GAA and .920 save percentage in six games. He was very effective during the regular season too, but injuries limited him to 26 contests.
May 19 - 10:19 AM

Jimmy Howard has been superb for the U.S. at the World Hockey Championship.

He has posted three wins along with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage in four appearances. Howard's efforts have helped Team USA earn a spot in the quarterfinals of the tournament.
May 15 - 10:25 AM

Daniel Cleary has not played in one game for the Grand Rapids Griffins this season.

Raise your hand if you thought he was retired. Okay, you can put it down now. While the 38-year-old has not played, he has been a big part of the team as he practices every day and has had a great effect on youngsters like Tyler Bertuzzi among others. "He taught me a lot of things, what to expect and what to not expect," Bertuzzi said last training camp, talking about Cleary’s veteran influence. "He was almost like a father figure." At least you now know what Daniel Cleary has done all season.
May 14 - 7:15 AM

Dylan Larkin is up to seven assists in four games with Team USA in the 2017 World Championship.

It's a nice change from the 2016-17 campaign where he was limited to 17 goals and 32 points in 80 contests with Detroit. "I had a bitter taste in my mouth from the season just gone and I wanted to come over here," Larkin said. "Every time you get to wear this jersey it’s an honor but, more than that, I wanted to finish my season on a positive note." The 2016-17 season was Larkin's sophomore campaign and he's certainly not the first player to endure a sophomore slump. It wouldn't be surprising to see him bounce back next season.
May 11 - 10:02 AM

If the Red Wings don't trade Jimmy Howard then he might be exposed in the expansion draft.

"It's a business, and what they (Red Wings management) decide, that's what they decide," Howard said. "It's pretty much out of your control. I haven't thought about it because you don't want to stress yourself out. I haven't spoken to anybody about it." He outplayed Petr Mrazek for most of the 2016-17 season, but he is older, more expensive and he has had some injury issues for the last two years.
May 10 - 10:24 AM


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