Scott Sabourin could return to the lineup when the Ottawa Senators play the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre on Monday (7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, MSG-B, NHL.TV).
The forward has missed 26 games since sustaining a concussion and broken nose during a collision with Boston Bruins forward David Backes on Nov. 2. He was taken from the ice on a stretcher and hospitalized following the injury.
"I'm feeling much better," Sabourin told TSN after practice Sunday. "It's been a little while here and I've been taking my time recovering, but we're taking it day by day and I'm just happy to be out there with the guys. I'm looking forward to the future.
"Hopefully I'm back in the lineup sooner rather than later."
Sabourin has two points (one goal, one assist) in 11 games. The 27-year-old made his NHL debut and scored his first NHL goal in the season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 2.