Jonas Gustavsson appeared in just one preseason game. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)
Boston -- Jonas Gustavsson made his season debut for the Red Wings Monday afternoon.
Jimmy Howard hurt his hand during Saturday's game against Philadelphia, but was able to practice Sunday.
Howard participated in warmups Monday before the game against the Boston Bruins, but the decision was made to go with Gustavsson.
A groin injury kept Gustavsson from all but one exhibition game, and Monday's start will be his first appearance of the regular season.