Coreau was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday, MLive.com reports. The rookie was chased from the net early in Wednesday's loss to the Bruins, yielding three goals on eight shots before getting replaced by Petr Mrazek. That was Coreau's only appearance in nine games, but he's bound to see more consistent playing time in the minors now that Jimmy Howard (knee) has been activated from long-term injured reserve to the benefit of the parent club.
Coreau saved only five of eight shots before being pulled in the first period of Wednesday's loss to Boston. With an .887 save percentage and 3.46 GAA through 14 outings, the 25-year-old netminder is a low-end fantasy asset. Additionally, Coreau hasn't won any of his past five starts and has a .848 save percentage during that stretch. At best, he could be utilized as a potential streaming option in seasonal leagues or as a low-priced flier in daily contests, but it would have to be an extremely friendly matchup.
Coreau was recalled from AHL Grand Rapids on Monday. The big netminder spent Detroit's bye week in the minors, starting two games. He went 1-1-0 a 3.00 GAA and .913 save percentage. With Jimmy Howard still nursing a knee injury, expect Coreau to continue as the Wings' backup goaltender for the time being.
Coreau was reassigned to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday. With Jimmy Howard (knee) still on the mend and not ready for game action, per Ansar Khan of MLive.com, Coreau is simply making the trip down to the minors to get in some conditioning while the Red Wings are on bye this week. In all likelihood, the 25-year-old keeper will be back with the big club when it resumes play on Feb. 28 in Vancouver.
Coreau yielded six goals on 30 shots in a 6-3 defeat versus the Wild on Sunday. It's been a rough stretch for the rookie netminder. Coreau at least began his career by winning games despite posting a below average save percentage (.911) in his first eight appearances. Since then, he's 0-2-2 with a .862 save percentage. Even when he's played well, like when he stopped 18-of-19 shots versus the Rangers on Jan. 22, he hasn't won. Detroit has lost four straight and only has two victories in the last 10 games. Coreau's struggles combined with the now last-placed Red Wings are a bad fantasy combination.
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