Petersen has scored 23 points in 65 games with the AHL's Texas Stars this season. He has spent five of his nine years in the NHL with Dallas, including a 39-game stint last season in which he scored five points.
The 34-year-old Peterson has 81 points and 50 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness