MLive.com and the Macomb Daily report the deal is worth $1.85 million. Gustavsson made $1.5 million in 2013-14, the second year of a two-year deal.
Gustavsson has spent the past two seasons backing up Jimmy Howard in Detroit. He was 16-5-4 in 2013-14 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907. He was 0-2 with a 2.71 GAA and a .917 save percentage against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The 29-year-old Swede has a 57-52-20 career record in 141 games for the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
That's today's game. That's one of the things you have to deal with when you're a championship team. Guys are going to earn more money based on their performance and what they've achieved, [and] deservedly so. [Saad] falls into that category.
— Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Brandon Saad, who was traded by Chicago to the Columbus Blue Jackets this offseason