Centers Matt Cullen and Brandon Sutter, and defenseman Joni Pitkanen all will play tonight against the Washington Capitals, coach Peter Laviolette said today.
"They're back, they're cleared to play," he said. "They've been off for a while, all of them. When you get guys back from injury there's always a process, too, to get back in game shape and be ready to contribute.
"It'll be good to get a full lineup back in there, especially up front. It gives us more depth at center and it's more depth for the forwards."
Forward Patrick Eaves, injured in last week's game with the Caps, continues to be tested, Laviolette said.
Sutter (concussion) and Pitkanen (knee) were injured in the Oct. 25 game against the New York Islanders. Cullen has missed games with a groin injury.
Sutter was activated off injured reserve. Center Dwight Helminen has been reassigned to Albany (AHL).