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Devils All-Star Jack Hughes will have shoulder surgery and miss the remainder of the season

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils All-Star player Jack Hughes will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury that requires surgery this week.

NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Devils All-Star player Jack Hughes will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury that needs surgery this week.

The Devils announced on Tuesday that Jack Hughes will miss the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury needing surgery, just before their second-to-last home game of the season against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Hughes will undergo shoulder surgery on Wednesday. Dr. Peter Millett in Vail, Colo., will perform the surgery. Hughes, who has 27 goals and 47 assists, will undergo the surgery.

The decision follows discussions with Jack, his family and representatives, the Devils athlete care staff, and Devils’ Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jonathan L. Glashow. The Devils made a statement saying that Jack should not play for the rest of the season and should have shoulder surgery.

Hughes sustained an upper-body injury on Jan. 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks and returned on Feb. 8. He got hurt in the same game where Blackhawks rookie Connor Bedard, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft, broke his jaw.

Hughes was also injured on Sunday against Nashville, with another upper-body injury. Earlier that day, the team announced that Hughes would miss Tuesday night's game.

The Devils have not specified when Hughes injured his shoulder.

After setting a franchise record for points last season, the Devils are close to being eliminated from the playoff race this season.

Hughes is expected to fully recover and be ready for training camp next season.

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