According to Marg Helgenberger when interviewed by French magazines, TV Mag and Télé Star recently, yes he will.

I don’t want a teary goodbye. I want it to be dramatic and mysterious. All I can tell you is that William Petersen promised to return so Grissom will be there for Catherine when she leaves. He’ll be there in the first episodes.

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Please note, as also stated on Margamania, this is not “set in stone” as a lot can happen between now and then.

It’s too early for us to add anything further at this time.