Brewer was acquired by the Ducks in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Nov. 28 when Anaheim was missing half of its defensemen, but he broke his foot blocking a shot Nov. 29.
"There's been no shortage of skating, just practicing, practicing, practicing," Brewer said. "So it's nice to get out in a match. There is an element of having not played, so there is that, but I'm pretty confident it's going to be fine."
Brewer, 35, expects some adrenaline at this stage of his career. He is 16 games shy of 1,000 for his career.
"I've thought about it since I've been out, for sure," he said. "But those things play out. You really do just have to play the game and be healthy and work on the short-term progress to get those things."