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Jonas Gustavsson

Gustavsson believes he has ‘another 10 years of good hockey’ left


After an injury plagued season Jonas Gustavsson’s time in Detroit appears over.

Last week GM Ken Holland hinted at Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek competing for the starter’s role next season.

“We need great goaltending,” Holland said per the Detroit Free Press. “We need the two of them to compete to be ready to come to training camp to battle for ice time. Pro sports is a competition.”

A shoulder injury followed by a concussion limited Gustavsson to just seven appearances in the Wings’ net this season where he was 3-3-1 with a 2.56 G.A.A. and a .911 save percentage.

“My shoulder injury kept me out of long time,” Gustavsson said. “I didn’t know if I was going to come back or if I needed surgery. I did pretty much everything I could rehab-wise to try and come back. I managed to get back and play a few games, then I got the concussion. Obviously, I never got in a rhythm. Then at the end of the season, we had two other goalies. Mrazek came up and played great. It wasn’t much room for me, and I understood that.

“Tried to work on my game in the shadows, tried to keep pushing myself. Tried to be a good teammate. Hopefully that’s going to help me in the future.”

Gustavsson’s one-year, $1.85 million contract is set to expire making him an unrestricted free agent in July.

In three seasons with the Wings he put together a 21-10-6 record to go along with a 2.67 G.A.A. and a .904 save percentage.

The 30-year-old believes he has lots of good hockey left him.

“Hopefully I can stay in this league,” Gustavsson. “I feel I have lots left in the tank. I’m only 30 years old. So, hopefully have another 10 years of good hockey in me.”

Barring setback, Helm back for Detroit on Thursday


Detroit should get a big piece of the lineup back this week when it takes on the Panthers in Sunrise — which will make the Wings about as healthy as they’ve been in recent memory.

Darren Helm, who’s missed the last seven games with an oblique strain, will reportedly draw back in for the Wings when they play Florida on Thursday, per MLive. The 28-year-old hasn’t played since Feb. 28 — Detroit has gone 3-4-0 without him — and should provide an immediate spark, given his skating ability and good offensive punch.

Helm sits sixth on the team in goals this year, with a personal high of 13, and his 29 points are three off the career-best 32 he posted during the 2010-11 campaign.

Assuming Helm draws back in Thursday, Detroit will be icing one of its healthiest lineups in recent memory. It would leave just three players on the shelf: Alexey Marchenko, a defenseman that’s only appeared in 12 games this year; backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson, who’s only played seven and Johan Franzen, who’s missed extensive time this season with a concussion.

Dinged-up Detroit scratches Weiss for Jurco, Gustavsson undergoes concussion protocol

Stephen Weiss

The Detroit Red Wings are making some adjustments amid a challenging run of three games in four nights (having lost the first two in that span).

For one thing, it appears as if Jonas Gustavsson to be going through concussion protocols (GM Ken Holland said he’s day-to-day and feels a little “off”). He may have be injured thanks to a second-period collision with Milan Lucic in Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins, according to the Detroit Free-Press. Petr Mrazek was recalled as Gustavsson is on the shelf.

That same report indicates that two blunders explain why Stephen Weiss is exiting the Red Wings’ lineup for Tomas Jurco.

Here are the two goals Mike Babcock pointed to in order to explain why Weiss (pictured) is taking a seat:

The Red Wings try to avoid a three-game skid as they host the Edmonton Oilers tonight.

Video: Special teams help Bruins over Red Wings

David Pastrnak

Daniel Paille scored twice as the Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Sunday afternoon at the TD Garden.

The Bruins (33-22-10) scored two shorthanded goals and went 2-for-5 on the power play in the win.

Boston now has points in five straight (4-0-1). The Bruins also have a four-point lead on the Florida Panthers for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Detroit (36-17-11) has lost two straight in regulation for the first time this season.

Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Loui Eriksson had the other Boston goals while Niklas Svedberg made 36 saves in the win.

Gustav Nyquist, Luke Glendening and Marek Zidlicky scored for Detroit.

Pavel Datsyuk had two assists in the loss.

Jonas Gustavsson allowed four goals on 23 shots and was replaced by Jimmy Howard to start the third. Howard made six saves in relief.

Sunday was the first time the Red Wings have allowed two shorthanded goals since Jan. 24, 2004.

Boston and Detroit conclude the five-game season series on April 2 in Detroit.

NHL on NBC: Boston looks for a third straight win against Detroit

Claude Julien

NBC continues its coverage of the 2014-15 campaign when the Boston Bruins host the Detroit Red Wings at the TD Garden this afternoon at 12:30 pm ET. In addition to NBC, you can also watch the game online.

The Boston Bruins will look for a third straight win over the Detroit Red Wings this season when the two teams meet at the TD Garden this afternoon.

The Bruins have points in four straight including the first three games of their four-game home stand.

Boston (32-22-10) won in dramatic fashion Saturday afternoon maintaining space between themselves and the Florida Panthers for the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Trailing 2-1, Brad Marchand scored with 14.1 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. The Bruins’ forward then netted the overtime winner as Boston edged Philly 3-2.

The Bruins have a two point lead on the Panthers for the second wild card spot and have two games in hand.

Detroit (36-16-11) will look to avoid its first back-to-back regulation losses this season. Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on 23 shots as the Red Wings lost 5-2 to the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Detroit has not dropped back-to-back in regulation since March 25-27 of last year.

The Wings, who are currently the third seed in the Atlantic Division, have a nine-point lead and a game in hand on the Bruins.

Jonas Gustavsson, who is 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA in his last two meetings with Boston, gets the start for Detroit.

Tuukka Rask has a 1.97 goals-against average in his last five starts, but has appeared in 21 of Boston’s last 22 games and could get the day off Sunday in favor of backup Niklas Svedberg.

Detroit won its season opener against Boston 2-1 on Oct. 9, but has since dropped two straight while being out-scored 8-4.

The two teams meet for a fifth and final time on April 2 at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena.