TROY, Mich. -- Although the Red Wings schedule has not yet been officially released, one thing is for sure.
With 48 games in a short period of time, there will be a lot of work for both Jimmy Howard and Jonas Gustavsson in goal.
Both goaltenders are 28 years old and looking to compete with each other in practice for more playing time.
Last season Howard was 35-17-4 with a 2.13 goals-against average and .920 save percentage.
With the Toronto Maple Leafs, Gustavsson was 17-17-4 with a 2.92 goals-against average and .902 save percentage.
Gustavsson is excited to be playing for his second NHL team, especially another Original Six franchise.
"When I heard the opportunity I was just really excited right away, because I heard a lot of good things about the goalie coach (Jim Bedard) and obviously they have a lot of Swedes who have had success and they know how to develop players here," Gustavsson said. "Its tough competition to get playing time, but its something I like, too, its some...