Petr Mrazek is a Philadelphia Flyer.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional fourth round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and a conditional third round draft pick in 2019.
According to Craig Custance, the Red Wings are retaining half of Mrazek’s salary.
UPDATE: The Detroit #RedWings have traded G Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers for a conditional 4th round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional 3rd round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. pic.twitter.com/nTR27IOfLM
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 20, 2018
Red Wings retaining half the salary in the Mrazek trade with Philly.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 20, 2018
DET guaranteed no less than a 4th round for Mrazek. If PHI makes playoffs and Mrazek wins 5 games for PHI in reg season, 4th becomes a 3rd. If PHI advances to CF, and Mrazek wins six playoff games, the 3rd becomes a 2nd. If PHI re-signs him next season, DET gets PHI 3rd in 19.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 20, 2018
The move comes following injuries to veteran goaltenders Brian Elliott and Michal Neuvirth.
The 26-year-old Czech netminder is 8-7-3 with a 2.89 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 22 appearances this season. He’s in the final season of a two-year contract and can become a restricted free agent July 1.
Mrazek is 72-58-20 with a 2.60 GAA and .912 save percentage in six NHL seasons, all with Detroit, and 4-6 with a 1.88 GAA and .931 save percentage in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
The Flyers are clearly thinking playoffs and are currently tied with the New Jersey Devils for third place in the Metropolitan Division — four points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for second and five behind the Washington Capitals for first.
Welcome to Philadelphia, Petr.