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Devils' Elias to start season on injured reserve: report

by Staff

New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias will begin the season on injured reserve, Devils coach John Hynes told

Elias, 39, who has a sore right knee, has not played in any preseason games and has not been on the ice during training camp. No timetable was given for his return.

Hynes also said that right wing Kyle Palmieri, who sustained an unspecified injury in the second period of a preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, is day-to-day.

Palmieri is expected to be fine for regular-season opener, Oct. 9 against the Winnipeg Jets.

Palmieri was injured when he fell awkwardly into the end boards while being pressured by Flyers forward Scott Laughton in the Flyers' zone 3:16 into the second period. He did not return to the game. Palmieri had one assist and three shots on goal in 7:36 of ice time prior to the injury. The Devils won the game 4-2.

"He's just got a little minor tweak right now that we just didn't want to have him finish the game," Hynes said after the game Wednesday. "We just had him rest up there a little bit."

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