DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) – Riding a three-game losing streak in this short season, the Detroit Red Wings are making a making a roster move.
The Wings announced Monday backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has been recalled from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.
The Wings also announced that rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek has been reassigned to Grand Rapids.
Gustavsson, 28, was assigned to Grand Rapids on Saturday on a conditioning loan and started for the Griffins in Sundays’s 2-1 win over the Charlotte Checkers, stopping 26 of the 27 shots he faced.
The 6’3”, 192-lb. netminder was signed by Detroit to a two-year contract last July. The Danderyd, Sweden, native has appeared in one game for the Red Wings this season, replacing starter Jimmy Howard in the third period of Detroit’s 6-0 season opening loss to the St. Louis Blues. Gustavsson faced eight shots and made seven saves in his Red Wings debut. He missed Detroit’s last 14 games recovering from a groin injury.
The team is in the middle of a two-game road trip that concludes when they take on the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena Tuesday night.