Wings' Gustavsson Sees Action Sunday: In relief of Jimmy Howard, Jonas Gustavsson stopped 9-of-12 shots in Sunday's 7-1 loss to Chicago. (Updated 4/1/13)
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Howard was yanked after allowing four goals on 14 shots, but Jonas Gustavsson didn't fare a whole lot better in his stint between the pipes Sunday. The Wings return to action Monday against the Avs, who are last in the Western Conference with 28 points. (Updated 4/1/13).
Jonas Gustavsson's three NHL seasons haven't lived up to the hype, as he's carried a career 2.98 GAA and .902 save percentage during his time in North America while battling for playing time in Toronto. On a one-year-deal with Detroit, the Monster is expected to provide an upgrade over Joey MacDonald and Ty Conklin while occasionally spelling Jimmy Howard. Considering that Howard will see something close to 65 starts, Gustavsson will be pressed to deliver value in most formats with just 15-20 opportunities in goal. Improvement is not out of the question, but we would like him more as a handcuff target if the Wings had fewer questions on their blue line following the loss of Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart. (Updated 8/14/12)