Michal Neuvirth, who last started for the Washington Capitals on Nov. 22, will get the start Friday night at Verizon Center against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Neuvirth had been sidelined by a lower-body injury and the Capitals have been carrying three goalies since his return. However, rookie Philipp Grubauer has earned the majority of playing time while Braden Holtby, the No. 1 at the start of the season, has struggled.
Holtby will serve as the backup Friday while Grubauer is a healthy scratch.
Neuvirth is 2-3-1 this season with a 2.83 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Joffrey Lupul - Nazem Kadri - Nikolai Kulemin
Mason Raymond - Jay McClement - David Clarkson
Jerry D'Amigo - Carter Ashton - Colton Orr
Tim Gleason - Dion Phaneuf
Carl Gunnarsson - Cody Franson
Jake Gardiner - Morgan Rielly
Scratched: Frazer McLaren, Paul Ranger, Mark Fraser
Injured: Dave Bolland (ankle), Trevor Smith (broken hand)
Eric Fehr - Mikhail Grabovski - Alex Ovechkin
Brooks Laich - Nicklas Backstrom - Troy Brouwer
Jason Chimera - Marcus Johansson - Joel Ward
Aaron Volpatti - Jay Beagle - Tom Wilson
Karl Alzner - John Carlson
Dmitry Orlov - Mike Green
John Erskine - Connor Carrick
Scratched: Martin Erat, Steve Oleksy, Philipp Grubauer
Injured: Michael Latta (lower body), Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau)