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."