Jonas Gustavsson will make his first start of the season when the Edmonton Oilers visit the Detroit Red Wings Sunday afternoon.
Gustavsson, who was signed as a free agent in the summer, has played just ten minutes this season. He replaced Cam Talbot against Buffalo last month but then had to leave the game with an injury. Gustavsson stopped the only shot he faced.
Gustavsson appeared in 41 games with Detroit from 2012-2015, going 21-10-6.
The Oilers are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders Saturday night. Wingers Jesse Puljujarvi and Zack Kassian were both injured and will not play against the Red Wings.
They’ll be replaced by Anton Slepyshev and Taylor Beck. Beck is freshly called up from the Bakersfield Condors. He leads the Condors in scoring with 12 points in eight games.
Catch the Oilers and Wings on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 1:30pm. The game starts at 3pm. The Oilers are 1-1-1 so far on their five-game road trip. (jrw)