Gustavsson hasn't played since he came on in relief of Jimmy Howard during a 6-1 home loss to the Ottawa Senators, and he hasn't started since Oct. 17, when he completed a run of three in a row while starter Jimmy Howard was injured. Gustavsson won all three games and was voted the NHL's First Star of the Week.
He went on the injured list on Nov. 1 with a neck problem.
"I'm looking forward to it," he told the media after the morning skate, according to Mlive.com. "It's a chance for me to keep working on my game and try to help the team get some wins."