The Red Wings have started dealing head of next Monday's NHL trade deadline.
The team announced Monday they had dealt goalie Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for a pair of conditional draft picks. Detroit is set to receive a fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and a third-rounder in the 2019 NHL Draft. The move gives the Wings 19 picks in the next two drafts: 10 in this summer's draft and another nine next year.
General manager Ken Holland made it clear Tuesday that he's looking forward to future. "My mindset isn't so much about '17-'18 and maybe '18-'19. It's about '19-'20'. And it's about trying to acquire assets that I'm hoping can impact this team down the road. That's what motivated me to do this deal. I think we're competitive. I'm hoping that we can go on a run here the next six weeks and play our way into a run for a playoff spot. But the reality is I needed to make a decision yesterday and I made that decision," Holland said Tuesday morning.
Detroit called up goalie Jared Coreau from Grand Rapids to fill the slot behind Jimmy Howard. Coreau played 14 games with the Wings during the 2016-17 season, going 5-4-3 with an .887 save percentage. He lead Grand Rapids to a Calder Cup last season, posting a 15-4 record throughout the playoffs.