Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 months ago

Gustavsson (concussion) should get medical clearance in the near future, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

The Red Wings have a quandary to deal with if Gustavsson returns, as Petr Mrazek has played fairly well this season. If Gustavsson can get healthy with a few games to go on the season, he'll have a better shot at being on the playoff roster.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 months ago

Gustavsson (concussion) expects to return to practice in the near future, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson has been slow to come around from the concussion he suffered March 8 against the Bruins, but showed progress in the last couple days by getting back on the ice for some skating. The goalie says he is aiming to practice Wednesday to put himself on track to return before the end of the regular season. Petr Mrazek has served as the Red Wings' No. 2 netminder the last two-plus weeks while Gustavsson has been unavailable.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 months ago

Gustavsson (concussion) is skating a little but is still feeling major symptoms, Ansar Khan of Mlive reports.

It doesn't look like Gustavsson is returning anytime soon, as he still isn't feeling well from his March 8 concussion. Petr Mrazek has played fairly well in his absence, so the Wings are not going to rush Gustavsson along. He would need at least a week or two without symptoms and then to get back into playing shape, so this might be the end of Gustavsson's season.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 months ago

Gustavsson has been experiencing concussion-like symptoms after being run into in Sunday's game, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Gustavsson was pulled from the game after absorbing the hit, and is now considered day-to-day. The team recalled Petr Mrazek, so Gustavsson will be held out of Monday's contest against the Oilers at the very least.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson, who gave way to Jimmy Howard to begin the third period of Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Bruins, suffered an unspecified injury during the contest, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.

As a result, look for the Red Wings to recall to recall Petr Mrazek in advance of Monday's game against the Oilers. Gustavsson allowed four goals on 23 shots prior to his exit from Sunday's contest.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson will man the net Sunday against the Bruins, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson has been outstanding in his two starts since returning in late February from a long-term absence due to a shoulder injury. In matchups against two strong squads in the Kings and Predators, Gustavsson has put a stop to 64 of 67 shots (.955 save percentage), making coach Mike Babcock more willing to call his number. He's unlikely to turn the Detroit goaltending situation into a true timeshare given how well Jimmy Howard has played this season, but Gustavsson might make for an attractive spot starting option against a Bruins squad playing its second game in as many days.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson was terrific Saturday, stopping 37 of 40 pucks in a 4-3 win over the first-place Predators.

Particularly impressive for Detroit's backup netminder was the fact the W came on enemy ice, where the Predators were a league-best 26-4-1 heading into the contest. Gustavsson has only made six appearances this season, but with three wins in five starts to go with a 2.12 GAA and .924 save percentage during that span, he'll probably be afforded a few more opportunities by coach Mike Babcock to take the net, as starter Jimmy Howard has been rather inconsistent since returning from a groin injury on Feb. 11.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson will start Saturday's game in Nashville, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

It's a bit surprising to see Gustavsson get the nod, as Detroit won't play again until Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The matchup is as tough as they come, with Nashville currently leading the race for the President's Trophy.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson stopped 26 of 27 shots, but was on the wrong end of Jonathan Quick's shutout Tuesday in a 1-0 loss to the Kings.

Despite the unfavorable decision, it's a terrific return to the pipes for Gustavsson, who was making his first start since Nov. 5 (though he did appear in relief Saturday). Nonetheless, he'll generally take a back seat to Jimmy Howard in net.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 months ago

Gustavsson will get the start Tuesday against the Kings, his first start since Nov. 5, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

A series of injuries and a strong season from Jjmmy Howard has not allowed Gustavsson many starts this year. He did get a win in relief Saturday, so he hopes to continue that momentum on Tuesday.