Red Wings, Gustavsson Agree to One-Year Deal

The Detroit Red Wings and backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson agreed to terms on a one-year contract on Thursday.

The deal is reportedly worth around the $1.5 million salary he earned on his previous two-year deal with the Red Wings.

Gustavsson, 29, made 27 regular season appearances for Detroit during the 2013-14 season, finishing with a 16-5-4 record, a 2.63 goals against average, and a .907 save percentage. He also made two playoff starts while Jimmy Howard was out sick, losing both while picking up a 2.71 GAA and a .917 save percentage.

In the lockout-shortened 2013 season, Gustavsson made only seven appearances, missing most of the year with groin injuries. Those injuries carried into the 2013-14 season, which saw him injured five times as he missed 18 games.

Gustavsson’s signing relegates Petr Mrazek to the starting role with the Grand Rapids Griffins for one more season.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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