Sunday: Coreau has cleared waivers and the Detroit Red Wings have assigned the goaltender to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James.
Saturday: Although waivers is considered a rarity at this time of year, the Detroit Red Wings have placed goaltender Jared Coreau on waivers today, according to MLive’s Ansar Khan. The move is made with the hope that he’ll clear waivers, so the team can send him to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins as that team embarks on their playoff run.
The 26-year-old spent most of this season with the Griffins as he played in 36 games for the Red Wings’ AHL affiliate. He put up solid numbers there, posting a 2.47 GAA and a .916 save percentage, but was recalled on Feb. 20 to serve as the Jimmy Howard’s backup after the team traded away Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers.
Coreau, who has showed promise over his career, has struggled at the NHL level, especially this year. In six games, he has a 4.35 GAA and a .876 save percentage. The team may be hoping that no team would take the chance of claiming him with his struggles at the NHL level. Interestingly enough, Coreau is expected to start for the Red Wings final regular season game today.