Petr Mrazek Traded To Philadelphia For Draft Picks
If there was a goaltender controversy in Detroit this season, it has been settled with the news that the Red Wings have sent Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for two conditional draft picks.
The Red Wings receive a 2018 conditional 4th round pick and a 2019 3rd round pick from the Flyers in exchange for the Czech goalie.
The 2018 pick's conditions are that if the Flyers make it to the playoffs and Mrazek wins five regular season games the pick upgrades to a 3rd rounder. Philly is currently tied for third in the Metropolitan division with New Jersey and are in playoff position. If the Flyers advance to the conference finals and Mrazek wins six playoff games the pick upgrades to Philadelphia's 2nd round pick.
For the 2019 third round selection, if Philadelphia re-signs Mrazek (unrestricted free agent after this season) then Detroit sends its 3rd round pick to the Flyers as part of the deal. If Mrazek isn't re-signed then the teams do not swap picks.
The Red Wings also retain half of Mrazek's cap hit ($2 million) in the deal.
Mrazek, 26, had traded off the starting role back and forth with Jimmy Howard throughout his time in Detroit. He was the Red Wings playoff goalie in a seven game series loss to Tampa Bay back in the 2015 playoffs. His numbers this season were a mediocre 2.89 GAA and .910 save percentage in 22 games (18 starts).
The Red Wings goalie tandem for the rest of the year will likely be Jimmy Howard backed up by current Grand Rapids Griffin Jared Coreau. Coreau has 14 games of NHL experience with Detroit and currently has a 20-10-4 record a 2.47 GAA and a .916 save percentage with Grand Rapids this season.