DETROIT – Backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson said he practiced for 50 minutes this morning, the longest time he’s been on the ice.
“We turned it up a notch,” Gustavsson said. “It felt good. It’s another step in the right direction. The last few days I’m doing more and more, been on the ice a few times. It’s tough to know exactly when you’re going to be back.”
Patrick Eaves was a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game.
Niklas Kronwall has nine points in 10 games this season.
“I didn’t even know about it,” Henrik Zetterberg said. “That’s great. He’s a hardworking guy and it’s fun to see that he got rewarded.”