Flyers acquire Petr Mrazek from Red Wings

Jonathan Hernandez
February 20, 2018

Mrazek, 26, is 8-7-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a.910 save percentage this season, but he has been heating up lately: 5-2-2 in his past 10 appearances with a 2.01 goals-against average and a.937 save percentage. The Nashville Predators have allowed three or more goals in six of their last eight games.

"I think confidence is a huge thing for any player, certainly goalies it's exacerbated", Detroit coach Jeff Blashill was saying of Mrazek prior to Sunday's 3-2 loss to Toronto.

The 2018 National Football League trade deadline is February 26.

The Philadelphia Flyers are now engaged in "ongoing discussions" with the Detroit Red Wings about Petr Mrazek, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. It certainly didn't help that the Red Wings trust Jimmy Howard more than him.

The Wings got a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 National Hockey League entry draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 draft for Mrazek, and also agreed to pay half of what remains on his $4.15 million salary for the remainder of the season. In the 2016-17 season, he played 50 games and had 44-18-21 record with a save percentage of.901.

Mrazek will be the temporary start in Philly, as Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth are out indefinitely with lower body injuries. But the price went up just a tad from the last time the Flyers were interested. Over his six-year National Hockey League career, Mrazek has played for the only the Red Wings. Two years ago, Mrazek had a.921 save percentage and some had him in the Vezina Trophy conversation. He was drafted 141st overall by the Red Wings back in 2010.

Mrazek has been playing well since mid-January and he's in the final year of his contract at $4 million. However, that value of qualifying offer seems unlikely, which will make Mrazek an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

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