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by Paul on 04/30/14 at 05:34 PM ET
from Bob Duff of the Windsor Star,
Were it merely a question of ability, then there would be no question that the Detroit Red Wings would want Jonas Gustavsson back in their net next season.
“Gus got half our wins this year,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said of Gustavsson, the team’s back-up goaltender, about to become an unrestricted free agent when his contract expires on July 1.
The concern with Gustavsson is whether he can stay healthy enough to be a reliable option behind No. 1 goalie Jimmy Howard. He was out of the lineup on five separate occasions this season for a total of 23 games.
“It’s been a lot of injuries,” Gustavsson acknowledged. “You don’t want to have those for yourself and for your team.
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