Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky will make his season debut Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers at Nationwide Arena.
Dubinsky had abdominal surgery on Oct. 8 that was expected to keep him out six weeks.
In his first full season in Columbus, Dubinsky was third on the Blue Jackets with 50 points. His 34 assists ranked second among Columbus skaters.
Dubinsky is one of a number of Blue Jackets players to have missed significant time this season, including Artem Anisimov, Nathan Horton, Ryan Murray and Fedor Tyutin.