The Blues will be boosted by the return of All Blacks Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu, and Ofa Tu'ungafasi for Saturday night's match against the Hurricanes in Wellington.
Also back is Male Sa'u who played for Japan against Scotland.
The Blues though are without All Blacks Charlie Faumuina and George Moala.
Faumuina has a knee injury and Moala an elbow injury both suffered in the test series against Wales.
It is the final New Zealand derby match for the Blues who will complete their regular season with homes games against the ACT Brumbies and the New South Wales Waratahs.