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Ryane Clowe (concussion) is 'fine' according to Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.

Clowe should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign, but his recent history of concussions makes him a significant injury risk going forward. He had 26 points and 33 penalty minutes in 43 games in 2013-14.

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Ryane Clowe missed the last seven games of the regular season with a concussion.

"I'm feeling O.K.," Clowe said. "There's no real situation, I guess. Now, that the season's over there's no pressure or anything to play or get back. It's not like there was anyway, but it always helps to take that stress off yourself so you don't worry about. But, a few months off here and go from there." He hasn't resumed exercises yet. Clowe recorded seven goals and 26 points in 43 games this campaign.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 5 Months

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello thinks Ryane Clowe (head) will return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign.

"I have no reason not to think so," Lamoriello said. "I think I've answered everything the best I can. The doctors say he's fine, so we'll see. I can't answer any questions other than what I know." Clowe won't play on Tuesday and should be regarded as day-to-day.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 5 Months

Ryane Clowe (head) didn't travel with the Devils to Buffalo for Tuesday's contest.

New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello called Clowe "day-to-day" despite also saying that he's "fine." If Clowe has a concussion, and the Devils haven't suggested that he does, then it would be his second of the season and third since the start of 2013.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 5 Months

Ryane Clowe suffered a potential head injury during Monday's 6-3 win over Florida.

Clowe appeared to hit his head when he was smashed into the boards by Florida's Quinton Howden late in the second period. He left the game and didn't return. The Devils weren't able to update his situation immediately following the game. He missed 32 games with a concussion earlier this season.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 5 Months

Ryane Clowe found the back of the net in New Jersey's 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday.

Clowe has been solid since the Olympic break with three goals and 10 points in 14 games. He was disappointing in the shortened campaign and was slowed by a concussion this season, but he's a good candidate to bounce back in 2014-15.

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Ryane Clowe faced his former San Jose Shark teammates for the first time on Sunday.

The Sharks dealt Clowe to the Rangers last season after almost eight seasons in San Jose and he left New York for New Jersey in the off-season as an unrestricted free agent. "It was just a weird game when you're playing your former team and the guys you're used to on that side," Clowe said. "Seeing everyone, the coaches and all the guys that you grew up with, it was just different, but it was fine after the first few shifts. It would have been a [heck] of a lot nicer if we got the win." Clowe has missed a lot of the season with a concussion and has five goals and 16 points in 30 games with six points on the power play.

Ryane Clowe LW NJ 6 Months

Ryane Clowe (soreness) is back on the ice with the Devils on Friday.

Clowe missed Thursday's practice due to the problem. Given how long the Devils still have before their next game, it was assumed that Clowe would be fine.

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Ryane Clowe is suffering from "general soreness" after Wednesday's practice, so he didn't skate on Thursday.

"Pretty natural for the first day back," coach Pete DeBoer said. "Nothing I'm worried about. Just not going to take any chances with things. You always deal with these things coming back off a break like we had." We'll leave Clowe as active for now.

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Ryane Clowe wants to see the Devils start playing with a little more desperation.

New Jersey has just 28 games left on its schedule and while they're still very much in the race for a playoff spot, they're stuck in a pack of six teams gunning for one Wild Card spot. The Devils need to get hot to break out of that logjam, but lately they've been merely okay. On Tuesday they weren't even that as they suffered a 3-0 defeat to St. Louis.