Wings recall Gustavsson, Ouellet from Grand Rapids
The Red Wings have recalled goaltender Jonas Gustavsson and defenseman Xavier Ouellet from Grand Rapids, their American Hockey League affiliate, and returned goaltender Tom McCollum to the Griffins.
Gustavsson, 30, was sent to the minors for a two-game conditioning stint after rehabbing a dislocated left shoulder sustained on Nov. 5. He made 29 saves in a 4-0 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday, but stopped all but one of 31 shots in a 3-1 matinee victory Wednesday over the Toronto Marlies.
In three games with the Wings this season, Gustavsson is 1-1-1, with a 2.30 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage. His victory was a shutout.
Ouellet, 21, Detroit's second pick (48th overall) in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, has played 21 games for Detroit this year, scoring two goals among three points with a plus-4 rating while averaging a healthy 16:23 of ice time per game.
Both are expected to join the Wings for their two-game road swing through Colorado and Arizona.
McCollum, 25, appeared in two games for the Wings this season, both in relief of Petr Mrazek, who is expected to start his ninth straight game Thursday against the Avalanche.
McCollum earned his first NHL victory against Buffalo in relief of Mrazek on Jan. 18. He posted a 0.91 goals-against average and a .960 save percentage. With the Griffins this year, he owns a 10-8-3 record.
Gustavsson likely will dress as Mrazek's backup. Detroit's No. goaltender, Jimmy Howard, is rehabbing a torn groin suffered on Jan. 10 at Washington. He is hoping to return on Feb. 11 at Pittsburgh.