NEWARK, New Jersey The New Jersey Devils have a 21-14-2 record through 37 games, good for 44 points.
The team currently holds the first wild card spot and is fourth in the Metropolitan Division as of this writing.
With Timo Meier going on injured reserve on Saturday and Tomas Nosek going into long-term injured reserve (LTIR) on Sunday, injuries are starting to pile up once more.
On January 5, Jack Hughes suffered an upper-body injury; on January 6, defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler broke his foot.
Seven Devils players are sidelined by injuries as of right now.
There is no set timeline for Meier or Hughes, but some, like defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Siegenthaler, will be sidelined for an extended period of time.
The team will begin a challenging three-game road trip against the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, and Boston Bruins after a few practices in Newark.
It will be New Jersey's third meeting with Boston and its first encounters with Tampa and Florida this season.