Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard suffered an injury during their 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lighting.
Jared Coreau has been called up to serve as the backup to Petr Mrazek.
With the Coreau recall, the Griffins have recalled Cal Heeter for the second time this season. Heeter is 2-0 in two appearances with Grand Rapids. In both games, he has a 2.9 GAA and a .920 save percentage
Heeter is 10-1 on the season for the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL. His 10 wins ranks sixth in the ECHL.
Eddie Pasquale is expected to be the number one goalie while Coreau is with the Red Wings. Pasquale has a record of 4-1-3 with a 2.1 GAA and a .924 save percentage. He has not lost a regulation game since his first appearance of the season on October 29 against the Charlotte Checkers.
The Griffins are back home this evening beginning at 7 p.m. ET. They will welcome the Milwaukee Admirals for a divisional battle. Both teams are tied for the Western Conference lead in points with 37.