Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Day

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 2 Days

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 5 Days

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.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 16 Days

Gustavsson (shoulder) has been able to practice for the last few weeks, but isn't projected to return until shortly after the NHL All-Star break, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson has been out of commission since Nov. 5, when he dislocated his left shoulder during a game. His absence along with Jimmy Howard's has resulted in the Red Wings pinning their hopes on youngster Petr Mrazek, who will serve as the team's primary netminder for the next several games. If Gustavsson ends up beating Howard back from injured reserve, he could have a shot at usurping Mrazek for No. 1 duties on a short-term basis.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 1 Month

Gustavsson (shoulder) practiced with the team Tuesday, Dana Wakiji of FOX Sports Detroit reports.

Gustavsson still doesn't have a timetable for his return from the dislocated shoulder, but that could come within the next couple days now that he's back practicing with the team. He's been out since early November with the injury, so once the netminder closes in on 100 percent health, he could require an AHL conditioning assignment.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 Months

Gustavsson (shoulder) was on the ice earlier this week for conditioning work, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson is still considered multiple weeks away from a return from injured reserve. The netminder said he hasn't been able to test out his shoulder yet, making a firmer timetable for his return difficult to pin down at the moment.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 Months

Gustavsson is expected to miss about two months witha dislocated shoulder, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Gustavsson doesn't plan to have surgery at this point, but will miss an extended period of time because of the injury. Petr Mrazek should continue in the backup duties to Jimmy Howard until he returns.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 Months

Gustavsson separated his shoulder in Wednesday's matchup with the Rangers and will be out a few weeks, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Gustavsson wasn't getting many starts anyway because of how well Jimmy Howard is playing, but it's still a setback for him. Petr Mrazek will take his place as the backup.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 Months

Gustavsson suffered a shoulder injury during Wednesday's game and will be out "a while," Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press reports.

It's too early to determine exactly how long Gustavsson will be out, but it appears he is facing an extended absence. Petr Mrazek will be called up to take over the backup goalie duties behind Jimmy Howard.

Jonas Gustavsson G DET 3 Months

Gustavsson will be between the pipes Wednesday against the Rangers, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Gustavsson is expected to match up against 2014 Swedish Olympic teammate Henrik Lundqvist, who won all three of his starts against the Red Wings last season, shutting them out twice. Coming away with the victory Wednesday could be too much to ask from Gustavsson, but he's fared well in his previous two starts this season against respectable opponents in the Flyers and Maple Leafs, going 1-1 with a 1.45 GAA and .935 save percentage.