Devils forward Mike Cammalleri will return to the lineup Wednesday after missing the team's previous six games.
Cammalleri spent the last few games with his daughter, who had been sick with pneumonia.
"It got pretty severe and she had to be admitted to the hospital and that's why I originally flew back home [on Nov. 11]," Cammalleri told NHL.com's Mike Morreale. "At that point the situation worsened over the next couple of days and she had to have surgery. We're very fortunate that it was successful surgery and we expect a full recovery. ... I appreciate everyone's support."
Cammalleri has three goals and three assists and a plus-2 rating in the 12 games he has played. New Jersey was 3-3 without him, but lost three games in a row on the back end of their West Coast road trip.