Mrazek will be Howard’s backup with Gustavsson sidelined

DETROIT — Wings general manager Ken Holland isn’t worried about goalie Petr Mrazek getting rusty as he backs up Jimmy Howard to begin the season.

“We’re talking two to three weeks,” Holland said. “I don’t think we’re talking months. At the end of the day when this year is over I’d like to think Mrazek’s played 65 games.

“I’m kind of hoping that’s including playoffs,” Holland continued. “Last year he must have played 70 games. Even if he’s up here he’ll play a game or two. He’s (Mike Babcock) not going to play Howard 10 straight games. He’s a good goalie.”

The team didn’t think about adding another backup to the roster or having another goalie in the system back Howard up.

“He won the American League championship,” Holland said. “I don’t know how you do much better than him.”

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