By the end of the current hockey season, Detroit Red Wings goalie prospects Sebastian Cossa and Victor Brattstrom figure to know every inch of highway between Grand Rapids and Toledo like the back of their hand.
With three goalies under contract in AHL Grand Rapids, the Red Wings are planning to rotate Cossa and Brattstrom between the Griffins and the ECHL Toledo Walleye, to ensure that both goalies get plenty of work and are staying sharp.
— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) November 2, 2022
Cossa began the season in Grand Rapids. He was sent down to Toledo after posting a win in his AHL and pro debut. However, an injury to Brattstrom during the third weekend of October was resulting in Cossa’s recall to Grand Rapids.
Upon regaining his health, second-year North American pro Brattstrom was sent to get in some conditioning work with the Walleye. On Wednesday, the musical goalies were at it agaiin. Cossa was heading to Toledo, while Brattstrom was returning to the Griffins. Jussi Olkinuora has been an ever-present in GR through all the shuffling, appearing in four games. He’s 2-2 with a 3.66 GAA and .800 save percentage.
Cossa is 1-1 with a 3.50 GAA and .851 sae percentage for the Griffins. He’s 2-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .904 save percentage for the Walleye. Brattstrom is 1-0 with a 4.32 GAA and .891 save percentage in two games for Grand Rapids.
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