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Josefson joins team for morning skate

Tuesday, 01.04.2011 / 3:54 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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Jacob Josefson is happy with his progress, but even happier that he's skating with the team again.

The rookie centerman has been sidelined since Oct. 27 with a hand injury that required surgery. After skating on his own for a few weeks, he joined the team for Tuesday’s morning skate.

“It feels like I’m in pretty good shape,” said Josefson, the Devils' first-round pick in 2009. “I’ve been skating for a couple of weeks so my conditioning is pretty good, I think. It’s just the timing and adapting to the game again. I haven’t really had contact and stuff like that. I think I’m going to need a couple of practices to get that back.”

He doesn’t expect a long road back to game shape.

“I don’t think so,” he said. “I feel good out there. I don’t feel the hand at all. My legs feel fresh and all that. I don’t think it will take that long.”

A recent meeting with doctors confirmed that the recovery has gone according to plan. He still tapes his left hand for additional support.

“He said everything looked very good and that my hand healed beautifully and that I was ready to go,” he said.
 
Josefson was recalled from Albany on Oct. 14 and played in six games before getting hurt. He’s still seeking his first NHL point, and hopes to get that chance when he’s officially ready to see game action.

“I had a couple of good games there and felt that I was starting to get into the game here,” he said. “Of course it was frustrating to get the injury in the beginning there.”

Like Mark Fraser, Josefson could be sent to Albany for a conditioning assignment prior to suiting up again in New Jersey.

“Obviously, I want to play up here, but I’ll play wherever they tell me to play. I want to be up here. That’s not my decision,” he said.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
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10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
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12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 42 10 16 -2 26
J. Jagr 45 9 16 -12 25
M. Cammalleri 37 15 6 -2 21
P. Elias 39 6 15 -13 21
M. Zidlicky 49 4 16 -9 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 41 8 8 -6 16
S. Gomez 25 4 12 -7 16
S. Bernier 34 7 7 2 14
M. Havlat 31 5 8 -9 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 17 19 5 .922 2.36
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54