MLive’s Ansar Khan both received an update on the progress made by the Red Wings’ top goaltending prospects and an update on the future of the Grand Rapids Griffins’ goaltenders. The latter half of the update might be of more interest:
The Red Wings will discuss the futures of Grand Rapids goaltenders Jared Coreau and Tom McCollum at their pro scouting meetings next month.
It’s highly unlikely both will return, since they want to move in at least one younger goalie, whether it’s Fulcher or a free agent. They might offer a contract to one of Coreau or McCollum, but chances are both will hit free agency July 1 to see what’s available.
“(McCollum) would like to find an organization where he can compete for the backup job or at least No. 3,” Martin said.
The Red Wings let him know he won’t get that opportunity in Detroit.
Coreau, despite his struggles when recalled (0-5-1, 4.26 GAA, .867 save percentage), could still be in the mix for a job in Grand Rapids, with the opportunity to be the organization’s No. 3 goalie.