Jonas Gustavsson is ready to resume backup duties in Boston.
Sidelined prior to the All-Star break with an elevated heart rate — one that forced him to be hospitalized — Gustavsson has been given the OK by team doctors to rejoin the team.
“The final testing is complete and all results have been reviewed by the Bruins Medical Staff. Jonas has been cleared to resume full on-ice participation with the team without any restrictions,” the Bruins said in a release.
In a subsequent move, the club sent young goalie Malcolm Subban back to AHL Providence.
Gustavsson, 31, had a pair of surgeries in 2010 and 2011 for an abnormal heart rhythm when he was a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This latest issue occurred during a game against Anaheim on Jan. 26, in which he was forced to exit the contest after stopping 14 of 16 shots in the opening period.
On the year, Gustavsson has played in 15 games with a 9-3-1 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.