News:Thomas McCollum has been recalled from AHL Grand Rapids, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis:Thomas McCollum will take Brian Lashoff's roster spot in advance of Sunday's Game 7 against the Ducks. He figures to serve as the No. 3 goaltender.
News:Thomas McCollum has been sent back to Grand Rapids, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson is expected to back up Jimmy Howard during the Wings' trip to Los Angeles and Anaheim this week, making Thomas McCollum expendable.
News:Thomas McCollum will be recalled prior to Sunday's game against the Canucks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson, who was penciled in to start Sunday, reportedly aggravated a groin injury and will not be in action. Jimmy Howard will get the start against Vancouver, but Thomas McCollum will back him up.
News: The Red Wings have sent Thomas McCollum back to AHL Grand Rapids, Mlive.com reports.
Analysis: As a result, Petr Mrazek is in line to back up Jimmy Howard for the time being, with Jonas Gustavsson still sidelined.
News:Thomas McCollum is being recalled by the Wings on Monday while Jonas Gustavsson is unavailable due to a sore groin, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Gustavsson is considered day-to-day with the injury, while it's likely that Jimmy Howard will simply start Monday against Columbus and Tuesday against Dallas. Thomas McCollum has an .899 save percentage and 2.69 GAA along with a 10-6-1 record at Grand Rapids (AHL) this season.
News:Thomas McCollum is entering the final year of his contract with the Red Wings and needs to solidify his place in the team's future with a strong season, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: "This is a tough gig and by no means have we given up on Tommy Thomas McCollum," goaltending coach Jim Bedard said. "Big guys take longer and he's still a young man." McCollum split time between Grand Rapids and Toledo last season, compiling a 3.49 GAA and .891 save percentage in 28 games with the Griffins. He'll likely spend most of the year in Grand Rapids trying to prove he still belongs as a part of the organization beyond this season.
News:Thomas McCollum was one of 15 players sent to Grand Rapids (AHL) on Tuesday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: He'll likely share time with Joey MacDonald with the Griffins to open the season while trying to recoup his prospect status in the process.
News: McCollum was one of 15 players the Red Wings recalled from AHL Grand Rapids to give the team some added depth for the playoffs, Mlive.com reports.
Analysis: Joining McCollum will be fellow goalie Jordan Pearce, defensemen Travis Ehrhardt, Doug Janik, Brian Lashoff, Derek Meech, Logan Pyett and Brendan Smith, and forwards Joakim Andersson, Cory Emmerton, Ilari Filppula, Jan Mursak, Francis Pare, Brent Raedeke and Tomas Tatar. It's doubtful any of them will make a splash in playoff pools, but the Wings now have plenty of reserves lined up for the postsesaon.
News: The Red Wings reassigned McCollum (finger) to AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: McCollum is dealing with a finger injury, but even if he was healthy, he'd be headed back to the AHL now that Jimmy Howard is ready to return.
News: McCollum injured his finger during Tuesday's morning skate, Mlive.com reports.
Analysis: While initial X-rays revealed no broken bone, McCollum was not able to serve as Joey MacDonald's backup Tuesday. With Jimmy Howard back, he's headed for the AHL anyway.
News: Due to Jimmy Howard's knee injury on Friday night, McCollum has been called up from Grand Rapids, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Depending on the extent of Howard's injury (believed to be a bruise at this time), the Wings' top goaltending prospect may only be around to back up Joey MacDonald for the short term. In deeper leagues where goaltenders are difficult to come by, he's worth a speculative pickup (especially in keeper formats), but considering that the Wings would likely address their goaltending situation with a trade or free-agent signing (Evgeni Nabokov?) should Howard's injury prove to be serious, McCollum probably isn't in a position to become the team's No. 1 netminder for any prolonged stretch this season anyway.
News: McCollum was sent to Grand Rapids (AHL) on Wednesday, MLive.com reports.
Analysis: No surprise here with Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood both being healthy. McCollum should collect the bulk of the starts in goal for the Griffins this season with an eye toward a potential backup role in Detroit for 2011-12.
News: Detroit cut five players from its preseason roster Sunday. RW Jeremy Williams, D Doug Janik, G Thomas McCollum, C Kris Newbury and RW Jan Mursak were all assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Grand Rapids.
Analysis: McCollum is the biggest name from this list. The 2008 first-round pick now begins his pro career in the AHL, where he will battle Daniel Larsson -- another top goalie prospect -- for playing time once Larsson returns from Sweden, where Detroit will begin the 2009-10 season. McCollum is a great long-term Fantasy keeper, but it could be very unlikely we see him up in the NHL this season. The remaining Detroit cuts are just organizational depth and have little to no Fantasy appeal.
News: Red Wings goalie prospect Thomas McCollum has won four of his five appearances since being traded from Guelph to Brampton (OHL). He has one shutout, as well as a 1.77 GAA and .928 save percentage in that span. For the season, he is combined 21-11-4 with a 2.15 GAA and .926 save percentage.
Analysis: McCollum has been a very solid goalie since his first junior season in 2006-07 and it is easy to see why Detroit took him 30th overall in the 2008 draft. McCollum should be in the pros by 2009-10, but it could be with Grand Rapids since Detroit does have an abundance of goalies. McCollum is nothing more than a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: The Detroit Red Wings signed goalie Thomas McCollum to a three-year deal Friday. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Analysis: McCollum was Detroit's first-round selection -- 30th overall -- in the 2008 draft. He participated in the Wings' training camp before being assigned back to the Ontario Hockey League's Guelph Storm. McCollum is far off from making a Fantasy impact and is nothing more than a long-term keeper.