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Wings recall goalie Mrazek; Gustavsson has strained neck

Nov 1, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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Jonas Gustavsson strained his neck during warm-ups Wednesday in Vancouver, so the Detroit Red Wings have recalled goalie Petr Mrazek from AHL Grand Rapids to back up Jimmy Howard tonight in Calgary.

The severity of Gustavsson’s injury isn’t clear, but it comes at a busy time for the traveling Wings, who also play tomorrow in Edmonton and Monday in Winnipeg.

Howard stopped 19 of 20 shots in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory over the Canucks, which was Detroit’s first win after a four-game winless slide.

Update:

Gustavsson is reportedly day-to-day:

Another update:

According to Wings general manager Ken Holland, if Gustavsson can’t play tomorrow in Edmonton, Mrazek will start.

  1. polegojim - Nov 1, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    OUCH… GUS has been very good, that one hurts.

    That said… I really like Mrazek… time to start polishing him up in ANY event.

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