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Monster to Motown: Gustavsson signs two-year deal with the Red Wings

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson looks down after replacing James Reimer while playing against the Montreal Canadiens during third period NHL action in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.


The Monster is heading to Motown.

Jonas Gustavsson signed a US$3-million, two-year contract after hitting the free-agent market Sunday.

He'll serve as the backup to No. 1 goaltender Jimmy Howard.

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Gustavsson spent the first three seasons of his NHL career with the Toronto Maple Leafs, putting up a 17-17-4 record last year with a .902 save percentage and 2.92 goals-against average.

The Swede earned a small raise after making $1.4-million in Toronto last season.

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