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New Jersey Devils’ Jack Hughes (shoulder) out at least five weeks

Apr 25, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA;  New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 25, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes (86) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes will be sidelined at least an additional five weeks with a dislocated left shoulder.

The Devils announced the decision on Friday after Hughes recently met with team head orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan L. Glashow for his one-week re-evaluation. Per the Devils, it was determined that Hughes’ left shoulder dislocation “is stable, there are no unforeseen issues, and he is on course with his rehabilitation program.”

Hughes, who will not require surgery, sustained the injury in New Jersey’s 4-2 win against the expansion Seattle Kraken on Oct. 19.

Hughes, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, has played in 119 games with the Devils, recording 55 points (20 goals, 35 assists). The 20-year-old scored two goals in the season-opening 4-3 overtime win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 15 and added an assist before leaving the game against the Kraken.

–Field Level Media