Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Day

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 Days

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 5 Days

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 7 Days

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.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 9 Days

Gustavsson stopped all two shots he faced in relief of Jimmy Howard Saturday against Dallas. Gustavsson entered the game late in regulation and helped the Wings comeback to defeat the Stars 7-6 in overtime.Not much of a test for Gustavsson, who pulled away with a victory. The 30-year-old backup is now 2-1-1 on the season with a .910 save percentage and 2.18 GAA. Now that he's back with the Red Wings, Gustavsson makes for a decent spot start whenever Howard gets the night off.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 25 Days

Gustavsson (shoulder) was recalled from his conditioning assignment at AHL Grand Rapids on Wednesday.

Gustavsson looked healthy during his two games with Grand Rapids after missing nearly three months with the shoulder injury, posting a 2.02 GAA and .937 save percentage for the AHL squad. Since his final start with Grand Rapids came Wednesday, Gustavsson will serve as the backup to Petr Mrazek in his return to action Thursday. Gustavsson could be called upon to start Saturday's game against the Coyotes, which would mark his first outing with the Red Wings since Nov. 5.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 27 Days

Gustavsson (shoulder) will not start Thursday's game in Colorado, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson is currently on a conditioning assignment, and while he should rejoin the Red Wings soon, Peter Mrazek will start Thursday's game. Gustavsson will likely be back for either Saturday's game in Arizona or next Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Month

Gustavsson (shoulder) was activated from injured reserve and loaned to AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday for a conditioning stint.

The Red Wings cleared up a 23-man roster spot for Gustavsson by waiving Brian Lashoff, but the goalie likely won't be available for action with the big club until next week. He'll man the net Saturday for Grand Rapids in what will mark his first game in three months. The conditioning stint is only expected to last one game, with Tom McCollum set to be reassigned to the AHL club once Gustavsson rejoins the Red Wings. Gustavsson's first start could come as soon as Thursday's game against the Avalanche.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Month

Gustavsson (shoulder) will play a conditioning stint game with AHL Grand Rapids on Saturday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

With this development, it appears as though Gustavsson is on the brink of making a return to the Red Wings' active roster. However, it's quite possible that he'll play in more than one game with AHL Grand Rapids before being activated, as he hasn't played in an NHL game since Nov. 5. At this point in time it remains unclear how playing time will be split between Peter Mrazek and Gustavsson when the 30-year-old netminder is finally able to return to the Wings' active roster.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Month

Gustavsson (shoulder) practice Monday, and he may be activated from injured reserve within the next few days, The Detroit News reports.

Gustavsson won't be back for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, but he may stand a chance to return for Thursday's contest in Tampa Bay. He seems to be a couple of weeks ahead of Jimmy Howard (groin), which means the Red Wings don't need to make an immediate decision on whether Gustavsson or Peter Mrazek will serve as Howard's top backup down the stretch. It's also unclear how the playing time will be split between Mrazek and Gustavsson until Howard returns.