(AP) — With Jimmy Howard on the mend, Jonas Gustavsson appears in line to get his second straight start in net for the Detroit Red Wings.
If it goes as well as his first, Detroit should have a solid chance to avoid dropping a fifth straight meeting with the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
Gustavsson was told shortly before faceoff that he would start Monday’s contest against Boston as Howard nursed an unspecified injury to his glove hand. In his first action of the season, Gustavsson made 28 saves and staved off a late Bruins surge to earn a 3-2 victory.
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