Red Wings' bye week begins today; next game is Feb. 28 at Vancouver
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Jared Coreau to the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins for conditioning.
Coreau has appeared in 13 games during his first NHL season, posting a 5-3-3 record, 3.27 goals-against average, 0.893 save percentage and a team-best two shutouts. The Perth, Ontario, native made his NHL debut on Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh and earned his first NHL win in his second career start on Dec. 23 at Florida. The victory kicked off a stretch of eight consecutive decisions for Coreau without a regulation loss (5-0-3), including a season-high 45 saves on Jan. 24 at Boston. Coreau has also made 17 appearances for the Griffins this season and ranked among the league's top goalies at the time of his call-up with 11 wins (T3rd), a 2.18 goals-against average (T10th) and a 0.924 save percentage (T9th).
In four seasons with Grand Rapids, Coreau owns a 56-33-3 record, 2.39 goals-against average, 0.922 save percentage and 10 shutouts. He is also 2-2 with a 2.21 goals-against average and 0.935 save percentage in four playoff appearances over the past two seasons. Prior to his professional career, the 6-foot-6, 220-lb., netminder spent three seasons at Northern Michigan University in the CCHA. In 76 games from 2010-13, Coreau logged a 32-31-8 record, 2.72 goals-against average, 0.919 save percentage and two shutouts.
Jared Coreau, Goalie Born Nov 5 1991 -- Perth, ONT Height 6.06 -- Weight 220 -- Shoots L