Detroit Red Wings backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson, who has been sidelined with a sore groin since playing the third period of the season-opening loss in St. Louis, might finally be making some progress.

Gustavsson said he skated for 50 minutes Saturday morning prior to the Red Wings 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. That was his longest session since getting hurt and he reported no problems.

"We turned it up a notch," said Gustavsson, who has been limited to one appearance this season. "It felt good. Another step in the right direction. We're going to do something similar tomorrow, do some stuff on ice and go from there.

"Last 4-5 days, I'm doing more and more, been on the ice a few times. It's tough to know exactly when you're going to be back. I felt good, felt it's going in the right direction."