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Johansson of Devils out with concussion

Forward won't play against Oilers

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Forward Marcus Johansson has a concussion and will not be in the lineup for the New Jersey Devils against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Friday (9 p.m. ET; NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, MSG+).

Johansson, who has five points (three goals, two assists) in 10 games this season, was injured after falling head-first into the end boards 57 seconds into the first period of a 2-0 win at the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Devils coach John Hynes provided no timetable on when Johansson would return after the skate on Friday.

Johansson, acquired in a trade with the Washington Capitals for two draft picks on July 2, set NHL career highs in goals (24), points (58) and plus/minus (plus-25) in 82 games for the Capitals last season. He had eight points (two goals, six assists) in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Hynes also said forward Kyle Palmieri (lower body) has resumed skating on his own in New Jersey on Thursday and Friday. Palmieri, who has seven points (three goals, four assists) in seven games, has missed the past three games after being injured during practice on Oct. 22.

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