Devils captain Andy Greene and Nico Hischier have both returned to practice.
Both players have been dealing with undisclosed upper-body-injuries.
Greene was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to October 9, against Philadelphia.
For the first time since his injury, Greene was back on the ice with his teammates for Friday's practice.
Coach Hynes has said on past media availabilities that Greene's injury will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis but having the captain back on the ice today is a clear sign things are moving in a positive direction.
Hischier, who missed the Devils last game against the Rangers on Thursday night, also returned to the ice. Hischier remains day-to-day.
"Certainly encouraging today in the fact that they were able to practice," said Hynes. "They both felt good in practice today, we did some contact at the end with them so we'll have to talk with the trainers a little bit later and see where they're at. No determination has been made yet."