Gustavsson gets the nod on Saturday vs. the Predators.
Gustavsson made 26 saves on 27 shots in the Red Wings 1-0 loss to the Kings on Tuesday. Coach Mike Babcock said he wanted to get The Monster two starts on this road trip, so Gustavsson will start this afternoon in Nashville. He has been strong when called upon this season, going 2-2-1 with a 1.91 GAA and .924 SV%.
Gustavsson earned the victory after making just two saves in the Red Wings 7-6 OT win over the Stars on Saturday. He has gone 2-1-1 with a 2.18 GAA and .910 SV% this season, but tonight will be his first start since November 5th. He will take on a surging L.A Kings team, who have won seven consecutive games.
Gustavsson (shoulder) will meet the Red Wings in Colorado for Thursday’s game.
Gustavsson led the Griffins to a 3-1 win over the Toronto Marlies this morning which wrapped up his two-game conditioning stint—he went 1-1-0 with a 2.02 GAA and .937 SV%. Petr Mrazek is scheduled to start tomorrow, but The Monster could find himself back in goal on Saturday in Arizona. JimmyHoward is expected back for the following game, so Mrazek could then be headed back to Grand Rapids.
Gustavsson will miss about two months with a dislocated shoulder.
Gustavsson dislocated his shoulder on the game winning goal in Wednesday’s overtime loss to the Rangers. With Gustavsson out, Petr Mrazek has been recalled and will be Jimmy Howard’s backup for the next eight weeks.
Gustavsson will miss a few weeks with a separated left shoulder.
Gustavsson injured his shoulder on the Rangers’ overtime game winning goal by Derrick Brassard. Gustavsson’s injury will give 22-year-old Petr Mrazek a chance with the Red Wings for the next couple of weeks.
Gustavsson allowed three goals on 16 shots in the Red Wings 4-2 loss to the Flyers on October 25th. Detroit badly outplayed Philly, but The Monster could not close the door. He is 1-1-0 with a 1.45 GAA, .935 SV% and one shutout in two starts. He makes for an OK spot-start tonight, but he probably won't get too much goal support, Detroit is struggling to find twine.
Gustavsson stopped all 30 shots he faced in a 1-0 overtime win over the Maple Leafs last Saturday. He gets the call tonight in Philadelphia, an arena the Red Wings have not won in since game 2 of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals. However, Detroit is playing good hockey right now so he makes for a nice spot-start option.
The Red Wings have a home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs this weekend and Jimmy Howard is starting on Friday so 'The Monster' will take on his former team on Saturday at The Joe. Gustavsson was 16-5-4 with a 2.63 GAA and .907 SV% last season.
Gustavsson likely to make his season debut on Saturday.
The Red Wings have a home-and-home series with the Maple Leafs this weekend and Jimmy Howard is starting on Friday so it looks like 'The Monster' will take on his former team on Saturday at The Joe. Gustavsson was 16-5-4 with a 2.63 GAA and .907 SV% last season.
The Red Wings have agreed to terms with goaltender Jonas Gustavsson on a one-year contract extension worth $1.85 million.
Gustavsson has spent the last two seasons as the Red Wings back-up while earning $1.5 million. He gets a raise heading into 2014-15 after turning in a 16-5-4 record with a 2.65 GAA and .907 SV%. Jimmy Howard is the Red Wings clear number-1, but The Monster was as steady a number-2 as there was last season. Should Howie struggle again next season, Gustavsson's fantasy value will once again be on the rise.
After Howard was a very late scratch on Thursday, the Monster gets another crack at the Bruins. Despite losing Game 4, it's tough to put any blame on goaltending and the Wings should have a good opportunity to win with Gustavsson in net.