Mrazek has made positive changes this offseason to help him prepare both physically and mentally for the 2017-18 season, MLive.com reports.

Mrazek can be a little too aggressive around the cage, which seems to have burned him more often than not in the 2016-17 campaign. He posted a career-worst 3.04 GAA and .901 save percentage to go along with a lonely shutout, and was able to put 50 games on the season ledger only because alternate puck stopper Jimmy Howard -- who easily had one of his best seasons to date (2.10 GAA, .927 save mark) -- battled through knee trouble. Mrazek was heavily scrutinized following the poor season, which had resulted in the Red Wings snapping their streak of 25 straight postseason appearances and left the netminder exposed to Vegas in the expansion draft. Concerns over his alleged bad attitude seem to have quelled, though, and coach Jeff Blashill believes the backup netminder is "positioned to have success this year," as he continues to work on his positioning and film study.

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