New Jersey Devils superstar Jack Hughes has made his return to practice Friday morning after suffering a shoulder injury two weeks ago against the St. Louis Blues.
Before his injury, Hughes led the league in points and got his name involved in the Hart Trophy race. He played in a total of 10 games so far this season and collected 20 points. He found the back of the net five times and has 15 assists. As impressive as 20 points in 10 games is, it gets even more impressive with the fact that 12 out of 15 of his assists are primary assists.
The Devils play the Rangers at home Saturday night, it is not confirmed if Hughes will be playing in the game.
Hughes embodies the Hudson River Rivalry more than anyone. In his career, he has played against the Rangers 16 times. He has found the back of the net nine times and assisted on six goals for a total of 15 points. He has also had four multi-point nights.
The Devils are coming off of a solid 5-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins, one of the hottest teams in the league at the moment, without three of their top six forwards. With Hughes possibly returning, the Devils will carry the momentum into the Rangers game for what will be another exciting rivalry game.
It should be confirmed tomorrow during the morning skate if fans will see Hughes on the ice again. Since he was a full participant in this morning's skate, fans should be optimistic about his impending return.