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Devils' Nico Hischier: Back from injury with bang
Hischier (upper body) had a goal and an assist Saturday in a 7-2 win over the Sabres.
Hischier had missed 11 games with an upper-body injury, and he returned with a bang even if the goal was a bit of a gift. He was skating down the slot when the puck deflected in off his leg. It stood as the winner. Hischier is among the NHL's best two-way centers. He may have missed too much time to be a post Patrice Bergeron Selke nominee, but he'll give the Devils a boost as they try to climb back into a Wild Card spot. They are only four points out with plenty of time left.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Removed from IR
Hischier (upper body) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL media site.
Hischier appears to be ready to return to the lineup Saturday against Buffalo following an 11-game absence. He has produced two goals, 14 shots on net and five hits in seven outings this campaign. Look for Hischier to return to his top-six role versus the Sabres.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Not ready to return Friday
Hischier (upper body) practiced Thursday, but he won't be in the lineup Friday versus Columbus, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier does seem to be getting close, so perhaps it's too early to rule him out for Saturday's game against Buffalo. The 24-year-old has two goals in seven contests this season. He last played Oct. 27 and is on the injured reserve list, though he's eligible to be activated at any time.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Won't play Wednesday
Hischier (upper body) has been ruled out for Wednesday's contest against Detroit, according to Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site.
Hischier will travel with the team after he practiced Monday and Tuesday, which suggests he is getting closer to being available to return to the lineup. Hischier, who hasn't played since Oct. 27, will remain on injured reserve for the time being. He has two goals, 14 shots on net and five hits over seven outings this season.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Practices Monday
Hischier (upper body) was on the ice for Monday's practice session, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier was skating in a second-line role at Monday's practice but coach Lindy Ruff refused to put a specific timeline on the center's potential return date. The 24-year-old Swiss forward has already been sidelined for nine games and could be activated whenever given the all-clear to suit up.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Heads to IR list
Hischier (upper body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per the NHL media site.
Hischier isn't with the Devils for their two-game road trip. He hasn't played since Oct. 27, though he'll be eligible to return whenever ready. Colin Miller (lower body) was activated from IR in a corresponding move Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Not going on trip
Hischier (upper body) won't be available for New Jersey's upcoming two-game road trip, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier, who hasn't played since Oct. 27, didn't practice Monday and won't travel with the team. It's unclear at this time if he will be available for Saturday's home contest versus the Rangers. Hischier has two goals, 14 shots on net and five hits in seven appearances this season. Michael McLeod has been productive, scoring two goals and two assists in his past five outings, during Hischier's absence.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Not ready to return
Hischier (upper body) won't be available against Washington on Friday. Coach Lindy Ruff told reporters, "No update right now. They're all progressing but no update right now," Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Hischier will be shelved for his sixth consecutive game due to his lingering upper-body issue. Prior to getting hurt, the 24-year-old center managed just two points in his first seven contests. With Jack Hughes (shoulder) also unavailable, the Devils will continue to utilize Michael McLeod and Dawson Mercer in top-six roles.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Unlikely to travel with Devils
GM Tom Fitzgerald "does not anticipate" Hischier (upper body) will join the Devils on their upcoming four-game road trip, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports Wednesday.
If Hischier misses the entirety of New Jersey's trip, the next possible date he could return would be Nov. 10 versus Washington. The 24-year-old has gotten off to a slow start this year, recording just two points (both goals) in seven contests, but he was a huge part of the Devils' offense in 2022-23, supplying 31 goals and 49 assists in 81 outings. While Hischier is unavailable, Chris Tierney might play regularly.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Out Sunday with upper-body injury
Hischier (upper body) won't play Sunday against the Wild, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier suffered the injury in Friday's win over Buffalo, where he logged just 11:11 minutes of ice time, following a high hit from Connor Clifton. The 24-year-old Hischier's absence will be a tough blow for the Devils -- he has two goals through seven games this season after posting 80 points (31 goals, 49 assists) last year. Chris Tierney should re-enter the lineup while Hischier's sidelined, with Dawson Mercer likely moving into the top six.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Pots game-winner Tuesday
Hischier scored the game-winning goal on the power play in Tuesday's 5-2 victory over the Canadiens.
After a tough start to the season that saw him go without a point in his first four games, including an early exit from Friday's contest against the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, Hischier made his first goal count. The 24-year-old added four shots and a hit to his ledger while winning 13 of 19 faceoffs, and the latter skill should keep him firmly entrenched on New Jersey's top power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Scores again Wednesday
Hischier scored a goal on three shots, added two PIM and went minus-2 in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Capitals.
Hischier has bounced back from his four-game slump to open the year, netting a goal in each of the last two contests. His tally Wednesday tied the game at 3-3 in the second period. The 24-year-old center's slow start is a bit disappointing after he racked up 80 points in 81 outings last season. Hischier has also recorded 14 shots on net, five hits and a minus-1 rating through six appearances in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: On track to play
Hischier is expected to play Tuesday night against the Canadiens, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier missed the third period of Friday's win over the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, but he's expected to slot into his usual spots on the second line and the top power-play unit versus Montreal. The 24-year-old pivot has had an extremely slow start to the season, going scoreless through his first four games.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Sustains upper-body injury
Hischier did not play in the third period of Friday's game versus the Islanders due to an upper-body injury, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Hischier had three shots on goal in the contest before his exit. The 24-year-old has opened the season without a point in four games -- Jack Hughes has powered the Devils' offense in the early going. Hischier will have some extended time to potentially shake off this injury before New Jersey's next game Tuesday in Montreal.... See More ... See Less
Devils' Nico Hischier: Minimal impact in win
Hischier had one shot, one blocked shot and a plus-1 rating in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Red Wings.
Hischier saw a healthy 18:02 TOI but didn't make much of an impact in the Opening Night win. The first overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft set career highs with 31 goals and 80 points in 2022-23, but his previous best was 60 points, so the upcoming campaign should help determine whether Hischier's performance last season was the new normal or an outlier.... See More ... See Less
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