Gustavsson was assigned to AHL Belleville on Thursday. Gustavsson won his final three NHL starts and didn't give up more than three goals in any of his final five appearances. After posting a .933 save percentage and 2.16 GAA during his nine appearances, the Senators are likely to give him a long look in 2021-22.
Gustavsson turned aside 30 of 33 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win against Toronto. A late goal by Auston Matthews forced Gustavsson and the Senators to work overtime, but Josh Norris scored just nine seconds into the extra period to hand Gustavsson his third win in his last four starts. The 22-year-old Gustavsson turned in an encouraging, albeit brief, rookie campaign, going 5-1-2 with a 2.16 GAA and .933 save percentage.
Gustavsson will guard the home cage during Wednesday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. With the No. 1 spot in the North division clinched, the Leafs may decide to rest some of their key players Wednesday, which would obviously bode well for Gustavvson's chances of ending the season with a win. The 22-year-old netminder has been impressive in limited action with the Senators this year, going 4-1-2 while posting an admirable 2.04 GAA and .937 save percentage.
Gustavsson gave up two goals on 13 shots in relief of starter Anton Forsberg in Sunday's 6-1 loss to the Flames. Both goals allowed by Gustavsson were scored in the third period. The 22-year-old Swede has a 4-1-2 record with a 2.04 GAA and a .937 save percentage through his first eight NHL appearances. He is likely in the mix to start Wednesday's season finale versus the Maple Leafs.
Gustavsson stopped 27 of 29 shots Saturday in a 4-2 victory over Winnipeg. Gustavsson was victorious in his second straight start against the Jets, limiting Winnipeg to a second-period Mason Appleton goal and a third-period breakaway tally by Mark Scheifele. The 22-year-old Gustavsson has made three starts since the beginning of May, going 2-0-1 with a sparkling .938 save percentage.
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