From the Grand Rapids Press’s Peter J. Wallner comes an article discussing Jared Coreau’s “second chance” to make the Wings’ roster:
Coreau, who went unclaimed when waived by the Red Wings out of camp and returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins, has been on a tear in the AHL.
On Monday, he was named the league’s Player of the Week after consecutive shutouts on the road last week against Western Conference-leading Manitoba. He stopped 66 shots.
Since Dec. 22, the 6-foot-6 Coreau has gone 13-2-3 with a 1.92 goals against average and a 0.933 save percentage in 18 appearances. During that span the Griffins have gone from being five games under 0.500 (10-15-1-3) to 10 games over 0.500 (28-18-1-6).
“He’s going to be fine,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said of Coreau on Tuesday. “He’s got a lot of swagger, he’s got a lot of confidence. I don’t think it’s going to faze him.”
For the season, Coreau has a 2.47 GAA and .916 save percentage. His 20 wins are third in the league.
Ken Holland said Coreau has earned opportunity to get a look with #RedWings but hasn’t decided if he’ll remain here for rest of season or go back to @griffinshockey only allowed 4 recalls after Monday’s trade deadline, so that plays a factor.
— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) February 20, 2018