Jack Hughes returns as Devils fall to Flames

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Friday, February 9, 2024

The New Jersey Devilscenter Jack Hughes returned from an 11-game absence in Thursday night's 5-3 loss to the Calgary Flamesin Newark, N.J.

He had four shots on goal in 20:24 of ice time in the loss.

Hughes, 22, had not played since suffering an upper-body injury during a Jan. 5 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

He also missed Saturday's All-Star Game after being selected for the third straight season.

Hughes ranks second on the team with 45 points (15 goals, 30 assists) despite playing only 32 games this season.

Drafted No. 1 overall in 2019, Hughes has recorded 252 points (102 goals, 150 assists) in 276 games since making his NHL debut in October 2019.

Information from Field Level Media was used in this report.