Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonas Gustavsson underwent a minor heart ablation procedure in London, Ont., on Friday. The decision to have the procedure was made after Gustavsson was examined earlier in the day by the same medical specialists who treated him in the first half of the 2009-10 season. He can begin workouts in seven days.
Gustavsson was assigned to the AHL Toronto Marlies for conditioning purposes on Feb. 4. His conditioning assignment has been suspended and he has been placed on injured reserve.
Gustavsson has played in 23 games for the Maple Leafs this season with a 6-13-2 record, a 3.29 goals-against average and a save percentage of .890. He is 2-0-0 with a GAA of 0.75 and a .966 save percentage
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis