Forward Clarke MacArthur will play for the Ottawa Senators for the first time since Oct. 14, 2015, against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS, TSN5, FS-D, NHL.TV).
MacArthur, 31, sustained a concussion Sept. 25 during training camp after he was hit from behind by teammate Patrick Sieloff. MacArthur missed the final 78 games of the 2015-16 season after sustaining a concussion against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
"He's not coming in to save the day, he's coming in to get his first minutes," Senators coach Guy Boucher said. "He's excited. He's wanted this for a long time and right now it's not about him coming in and trying to be the best player on our team, [it's about him] just coming in and contribute. He's a smart player, he's poised with the puck and just that is going to help us already."
MacArthur will skate on the fourth line with Chris Kelly and Tommy Wingels.
Rookie forward Colin White, who made his NHL debut in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Red Wings, will be a healthy scratch.
MacArthur has 91 points (40 goals, 51 assists) in 145 games for the Senators.
Right wing Bobby Ryan will not play after sustaining an upper-body injury Monday against the Red Wings. Forward Ryan Dzingel will replace Ryan.