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After missing four games heading into the all-star break with a foot injury, Kyle Palmieri is ready to return to the Devils lineup on Monday

by Marc Ciampa /

Kyle Palmieri missed the final four games before the all-star break and the club had some struggles without their leading scorer, going 1-3. He skated on Sunday and will be back Monday which is a very welcome sight according to Devils interim head coach Alain Nasreddine. 

"It's nice to have him back. He has a big veteran presence. A lot of leadership on our team. It's good to have him back and he looked great," said Nasreddine. "He'll be in tomorrow."

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Palmieri talked about the fortune of the injury coming in a period of time where the team did not play much due to the break and bye week. 

"It limited the amount of games I ended up missing, which is great," he said, adding that it was good to get on the ice right before the break to help in a speedy recovery. 

"I started skating in the last couple of days, so I got a couple times on the ice by myself, me and (Ben Street) were skating a couple times last week."

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