DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Mrazek earned his second shutout of the season for the Red Wings on Sunday, turning aside all 23 shots he faced in a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues. The 22-year-old goaltender has appeared in nine games for Detroit this season, going 2-4-0 with a 1.74 goals-against average and a 0.927 save percentage. Mrazek ranks second among AHL netminders in goals against average (2.07) and save percentage (0.925). In 31 appearances with the Griffins, he is 22-8-1 with three shutouts and was named to the AHL Second All-Star Team last week. A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Mrazek helped the Griffins to a Calder Cup championship in 2013, sporting a 15-9-0 record, a 2.31 goals against average, a 0.916 save percentage and four shutouts.
The Red Wings open the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a pair of games in Boston on Friday at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket) and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. (NBC/97.1 The Ticket) before returning to Joe Louis Arena for Game 3 on Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit/97.1 The Ticket).