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Cammalleri (lower body) will remain out of the lineup Friday against the Lightning, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Cammalleri created some optimism that he might be ready to play in games after he skated Thursday, but his absence from Friday's morning skate indicates that he will miss his third straight game. It could be the case where the Devils simply didn't want to use him for both ends of their back-to-back set, so he may not be ruled out for Saturday's tilt with the Capitals.

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Cammalleri (lower body) skated on his own Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Cammalleri didn't participate in the Devils' optional practice later in the morning, however, which may prevent him from making his return to the lineup Friday against Tampa Bay. Friday will mark the first game of a back-to-back set in any event, so it's possible the Devils might prefer to save Cammalleri for Saturday's tilt with the Capitals, rather than having him play two games immediately upon his return from injury.

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Cammalleri (lower body) wasn't present at the Devils' morning skate and doesn't look like he'll play Wednesday against the Senators, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

If that's indeed the case, it will be the second straight game that Cammalleri has missed, and his 10th overall on the season. Despite the extensive time missed, Cammalleri still ranks as the Devils' leading goal scorer by a rather sizable margin, which is probably more of an indictment of the team's lack of offensive talent. Fortunately, the return of Patrik Elias (groin) to the lineup Wednesday will help provide some cushion for Cammalleri's absence.

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Cammalleri (lower body) will not play Monday against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports.

Cammalleri was sent home to New Jersey Monday morning, so he won't be available for Monday's contest. There's no word yet on his status for Wednesday's game against the Senators, but the good news is that this lower body injury is not the same one that caused him to miss some time earlier in the month.

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Cammalleri missed most of the second and third periods Saturday with an undisclosed issue, according to reports on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

There was still no specific confirmation of the type of injury, although one of the commentators did say, "lower body," and they also added "not good."

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Cammalleri limped off the ice during Saturday's game against Dallas, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.

No word yet on the nature or severity of the injury. Cammalleri has not yet returned to the bench.

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Cammalleri (lower body) will return to the lineup Thursday against the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Cammalleri said he had been dealing with a bone bruise that resulted in a muscle pull, but he's since recovered after sitting out the last two games. The veteran winger has been felled by injury issues for the third time in four seasons, but he's been a driving force for the Devils' attack when healthy this season, contributing 11 goals and 15 points in 21 games.

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Cammalleri (lower body) could play Wednesday against the Flyers.

The Devils have not definitively said whether or not Cammalleri will play Thursday, but he traveled with the team to Philadelphia, and the Devils removed fellow forward Reid Boucher from the roster Wednesday, so signs are pointing to him returning to action after sitting out New Jersey's last game.

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Cammalleri (lower body) will sit out Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.

The injury will keep Cammalleri out for the second straight game, forcing the Devils to bring in Reid Boucher from AHL Albany for reinforcement on the wing. The Devils continue to list Cammalleri as day-to-day, but he'll probably need to practice Wednesday in order to be a serious candidate to play Thursday in Philadelphia.

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Cammalleri (lower body) won't travel with the team to Carolina for the game Monday, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.

Cammalleri suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game against the Capitals, and it will keep him out Monday. the team returns home for a game Tuesday against the Blackhawks, which would be his next opportunity to return.