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Palmieri out 4-6 weeks for Devils

Forward broke right foot blocking shot against Wild on Monday @NHLdotcom

New Jersey Devils forward Kyle Palmieri will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a broken right foot.

Palmieri was injured blocking a shot by Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba during the Devils' 4-3 overtime win Monday.

Palmieri, who finished the game, will work out off the ice and be evaluated by the Devils medical staff during that time. He has nine points (four goals, five assists) in 13 games and missed six games after injuring his left foot in practice on Oct. 22.

"It's part of the game," center Brian Boyle told the Devils website. "It's a big loss for us, in here and on the ice. But you just look at the way he did it. He sells out. He blocks a shot. We've got to perform, do well and pick up the slack for him. He's out, he sacrificed for us, so we have to make sure we take care of business."

The Devils (12-5-3) are also without forward Marcus Johansson (concussion) and defenseman Mirco Mueller (collarbone), but are tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets (13-7-1) for first place in the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey hosts the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; MSG+ 2, NESN, NHL.TV). 

"We've always won by committee here," Devils center Travis Zajac said. "We just have to make sure we come together. Guys are going to have increased roles and have an opportunity to step up and play hockey and fill the void."

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