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Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said Thursday that it's "very vague at this point" if Clowe will be able to play again this season, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Clowe has been sidelined since Nov. 8 with a concussion, the fourth he's sustained in less than a year and a half. He's been able to work out on the ice in recent weeks and has reported some improvement, but because of his extensive history of head injuries, it's unclear if doctors will be willing to clear him for a return to action. If Clowe fails to return this season, it's possible that his career could come to a premature end due to concerns about his long-term health.

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Coach Peter DeBoer said Clowe "is out. Maybe it looks long-term," Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

Clowe has suffered multiple concussions over the course of his career, and it appears they are beginning to catch up with him. The latest is his fourth in the past two years, and his coach's suggestion that he could be out for an extended period of time doesn't bode well for his prospects. The team will likely be very careful handling his recovery and return, which looks like it could be a ways off.

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Clowe (head) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, retroactive to Nov. 6.

The Devils haven't revealed the results from the test that were ran on Clowe after he sustained a head injury last Thursday, but it seems more likely than not that the winger is dealing with a concussion. If that's the case, it would mark the fourth concussion in less than two years for Clowe, perhaps making him highly susceptible to a lengthy absence. Martin Havlat was activated from injured reserve in a corresponding move.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 3 Months

Clowe won't play Monday against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Clowe didn't practice Sunday and now the team has confirmed that he won't travel to Boston with the team Monday. With he and Adam Henrique (lower body) out, the team may need to make a move before the game.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 3 Months

Clowe (head) didn't practice with the team Sunday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Clowe left Thursday's game early after getting hit in the head, and the report suggests he may have suffered a concussion. His absence from Sunday's practice indicates that his status for Monday's game against the Bruins remains unclear, and the team may need to make a move if neither he, Adam Henrique (lower body) nor Michael Cammalleri are able to play Monday.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 3 Months

Clowe (head) will miss Friday's game against the Red Wings, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Clowe left Thursday's game in the first period and didn't return after reportedly taking a stick to the nose and chin and getting hit in the head, according to GM Lou Lamrieollo. He will miss Friday's contest at a minimum, though his status moving forward still appears to be cloudy.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 3 Months

Clowe suffered an undisclosed injury in the first period of Thursday's game and will not return.

The origin of Clowe's injury remains clouded, but it will cost him the remainder of at least Thursday's game. The team should reveal more about the ailment in the future, and his status for Friday's game should be monitored.

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Clowe tallied his first goal of the season in Saturday's victory over the Panthers.

Dogged by concussion issues over the last two seasons, Clowe had a healthy training camp and will attempt to give the Devils some return on their $19.4 million investment in him. The 32-year-old has two points in the team's first two contests, and could settle into the 40-to-50 point range if he plays close to a full season.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 4 Months

Clowe (concussion) will play in Thursday's exhibition game.

Clowe missed the first portion of training camp after recovering from a concussion suffered in late March, but he returned to practice a couple weeks ago, and is now ready to make his preseason debut. Barring any unexpected symptoms over the next few days, it seems likely that Clowe will be available for the Devils' season opener.

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Clowe (post-concussion) is practicing, but has not yet played in any of the team's preseason games.

Clowe continues to train with the team but has not played in a preseason game as of yet and has been impressing. "He actually looks great," said Devils goal Peter DeBoer. "He's taking contact. He will get in some games here. No setbacks, it's just there's no sense in rushing this."