Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/23/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: David Clarkson #23 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Anaheim Ducks during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
New Jersey Devils right wing David Clarkson is expected to return for Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Clarkson had been nursing a lower body injury which forced him to miss Tuesday's tilt with the Atlantic Division rival New York Islanders. The 28-year-old Clarkson has collected 30 goals, 15 assists and 138 penalty minutes this season. New Jersey (46-28-6, 98 points) has an outside chance at securing the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Devils need to win both of their remaining games and have the rival Philadelphia Flyers (46-25-9, 101 points) dropped their two contests in regulation.
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