The Devils activated forward Jordin Tootoo from injured reserve before tonight's meeting with the Red Wings in Detroit.
Tootoo has missed seven games since taking a Dan Girardi shot off the foot in the Devils' meeting with the Rangers at Prudential Center on Oct. 21.
"The initial shot was pretty painful," Tootoo said at practice earlier this week. "I didn't want to take my skate off because I knew as soon as I took it off it would've exploded on me, which it did. I think with bone bruises, there's so many bones in your foot to begin with, you don't want to create more problems if you're on it. Took a little while to heal, but I feel good now."
The right wing has registered three shots and is plus-1 in six games this season.