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Devils D Dougie Hamilton (jaw) to have surgery Wednesday

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Dec 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 14, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton (7) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton will have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken jaw.

The team placed Hamilton on injured reserve Tuesday, with the move retroactive to Sunday when he sustained the injury in a 4-3 road win against the Washington Capitals.

The Devils also announced that captain Nico Hischier will miss Tuesday night’s game at Boston due to a lower-body injury.

There was more bad news as New Jersey ruled goaltender Jonathan Bernier out for the season following hip surgery on Monday. The team also placed forwards Yegor Sharangovich and Pavel Zacha in the COVID-19 protocol.

Hamilton, 28, is tied for third on the team with 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 30 games.

He sustained in the injury in the first period Sunday when a deflected puck struck him in the face.

Hischier, who turned 23 on Tuesday, also has 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) in 28 games. There is no timetable for his return.

Bernier, 33, posted a 4-4-1 record with a 3.06 goals-against average and .902 save percentage in 10 games.

Sharangovich, 23, has 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 30 games.

Zacha, 24, has 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 33 contests this season.

–Field Level Media