The Detroit Red Wings called up goalie Tom McCollum from the Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday. McCollum will back up Jimmy Howard in the Red Wings’ 5:00 PM matchup with the Vancouver Canucks, a game Jonas Gustavsson was scheduled to start.
Gustavsson is back on the shelf, having aggravated the groin injury he’s battled all season. After replacing Howard late in the season opener, Gustavsson did not play again until a rehabilitation start in Grand Rapids last Sunday and another relief appearance on Tuesday in Nashville.
Sunday’s game was expected to be Gustavsson’s first start with the Red Wings after he signed with them in the 2012 offseason.