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Detroit recalls Mrazek, assigns McCollum

by Kyle Kujawa / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The  Red Wings today recalled goaltender Petr Mrazek from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned Tom McCollum to the Griffins.

Mrazek, 22, won both of his starts with Grand Rapids this week with a 2.37 goals-against average and a 0.911 save percentage to improve his numbers on the season to a 3.25 goals-against average and a 0.876 save percentage, alongside his 3-2-0 record. A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Mrazek has appeared in 11 career NHL games since 2012-13, sporting a 3-5-0 record, a 1.80 goals-against average, a 0.926 save percentage and two shutouts. He was an AHL Second Team All-Star in 2013-14 and ranked among league leaders with a 2.10 goals-against average (2nd) and a 0.924 save percentage (3rd). Originally drafted by Detroit in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Mrazek helped Grand Rapids to its first-ever Calder Cup championship as a first-year pro in 2012-13, posting a 15-9 record with a 2.31 goals-against average and four shutouts in the postseason.

McCollum, 24, re-signed with the Red Wings this summer after spending the 2013-14 campaign on an AHL contract, posting career bests and ranking among the top goaltenders in the AHL with 24 wins (T10th), a 2.30 goals-against average (4th) and a 0.922 save percentage (T4th) in 46 appearances with Grand Rapids. The Sanborn, N.Y., native was originally drafted by Detroit in the first round (30th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and appeared in one NHL game during the 2010-11 season, playing 15 minutes in a relief appearance. McCollum has appeared in 166 games with Grand Rapids since 2009-10, and sits among the Griffins’ all-time leaders with 71 wins (3rd), 9,270 minutes played (3rd) and five shutouts (7th).

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