The Red Wings made their move.
The Detroit Red Wings have announced that they’ve traded goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for two conditional draft picks Monday evening. The announcement comes via NHL.com.
The picks is a conditional 4th round draft pick in the 2018 NHL draft and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2019 NHL draft. According to The Athletics Craig Custance, Detroit will retain half of Mrazek’s salary in the trade with the Flyers.
TSN’s Darren Dreger reported early Monday morning that the Red Wings and Flyers were having conversations surrounding the 26 year old netminder. The initial prace was a 2018 3rd rounder in the 2018 draft, however that offer was declined by the Flyers. With Detroit going into sell mode and the Flyers in need of a goaltender with two of their goaltenders out with an injury, It seems this was a perfect opportunity for both teams. The move now means Jimmy Howard is the clear number one goaltender moving forward. We’ll also likely see Jarred Coreau coming up from Grand Rapids to be the new backup. This likely won’t be the only move that Detroit makes as they continue with their sale process.