The Detroit Red Wings on Friday assigned forward Cory Emmerton and goaltender Petr
Mrazek to the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Emmerton, 25, has appeared in 125 games with the Red Wings since the 2010-11 season, producing 20 points (12-8—20). The St. Thomas, Ontario, native skated in 217 games with the Griffins from 2006-11, recording 111 points (34-77-111) and 66 penalty minutes.
Mrazek, 21, begins his second season with the Griffins after posting a 23-16-2 record, a 0.916 save percentage and a 2.33 GAA during his rookie campaign. The Ostrava, Czech Republic, native backstopped Grand Rapids to its first-ever Calder Cup championship, producing a 15-9 record, a 2.31 GAA, a 0.916 save percentage and a franchise-record four shutouts during the playoffs. Mrazek also became the second goalie in history to earn a victory in his NHL, AHL and ECHL debuts in one season.
The Griffins (1-0-1-0) will face the Hamilton Bulldogs on the road Saturday night at 7:00pm. Listen to that game on the New 101.3 the Brew with pregame coverage starting at 6:40pm.
The Griffins home opener is Friday, Oct. 18 at 7:00pm against the Milwaukee Admirals.
UPDATE: The #RedWings have called up Luke Glendening from Grand Rapids; he'll center the fourth line tomorrow.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 11, 2013