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For the first time since Oct. 13, Ryane Clowe will be in a New Jersey Devils uniform and playing against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. He's been out since suffering a concussion in only his sixth game with the Devils since coming over as an unrestricted free agent this summer.
According to Devils head coach Peter DeBoer, the team wanted to ease Clowe back into the lineup due to the fact he plays a rough-and-tumble style which obviously isn't ideal for someone on the heels of a head injury.
Here's what DeBoer told the Star-Ledger before the Christmas break:
"We just started to incorporate him back into our main practices, doing a lot of bumping and grinding with him. I think that's the big thing. He's a power forward. He's not a speed, skill guy, so he's got to be able to take the pounding and be in game shape to work the boards and get in those tough areas and battles," DeBoer said.
"We want to see some of that and how he responds ...
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