Jonas Gustavsson started his first game of the season on February 17th with the Grand Rapids Griffins, while on a conditioning stint with the team.
This was Gustavsson’s first game since he was injured during the Red Wings season opener against the Blues. He turned away 26 of 27 shot and helped the Griffins secure a victory. The groin injury that has been bothering him seems to be in the past and he is looking forward to seeing work with the Red Wings.
With Gustavsson back in Detroit Petr Mrazek has been reassigned to the Griffins. Mrazek was solid for the Red Wings in his two games at the NHL level. He showed that he has the ability to become the goaltender of the future for the Red Wings and that future could come sooner than you think.
The good part of having Mrazek in Grand Rapids is, he will receive more time between the posts; which improve his development more than charting face-offs in Detroit.
Detroit has its Monster back and Grand Rapids brings back one of their stars.