DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today assigned defenseman Brian Lashoff to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins and loaned goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to the Griffins for conditioning.
Lashoff, 24, has skated in 11 games with the Red Wings this season, recording two points (0-2-2), a plus-four rating and six penalty minutes. The Albany, N.Y., native has skated in 117 NHL games since 2012-13, registering 13 points (2-11-13) and 57 penalty minutes. He has also appeared in 162 AHL games with the Griffins from 2008-12, totaling 35 points (11-24-35) and 91 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-3, 221-lb., defenseman last saw action with Grand Rapids during the team’s 2013 Calder Cup championship run, helping the team to the title with six points (2-4-6) in 37 regular-season games and one point (0-1-1) in 18 postseason games. Prior to turning professional, Lashoff skated in 215 OHL games with the Barrie Colts and Kingston Frontenacs from 2006-10, tallying 91 points (20-71-91) and 186 penalty minutes. He also won a gold medal with the United States at the 2010 World Junior Championship in Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan.
Gustavsson, 30, has been sidelined since Nov. 5 after suffering a shoulder injury during an overtime loss to the New York Rangers. A native of Danderyd, Sweden, Gustavsson has a 1-1-1 record with the Red Wings this season, with a 2.30 goals against average, a 0.908 save percentage and one shutout. He has played one prior game for the Griffins during a conditioning stint in the 2012-13 season, stopping 27-of-28 shots in a 2-1 win on Feb. 17, 2013 versus the Charlotte Checkers. The 6-foot-4, 212-lb., netminder has a career 4-1-1 mark in six AHL games between the Griffins and Toronto Marlies, alongside a 1.11 goals against average and a 0.956 save percentage. He is expected to start tonight when the Griffins host the Milwaukee Admirals at 7 p.m.