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Clowe takes step towards returning from concussion

Nov 23, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

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Ryane Clowe (concussion) has only played in six games with the New Jersey Devils since he inked a five-year, $24.25 million contract, but he took a step forward this week by getting back on the ice, reports the Bergen Record.

The 31-year-old forward had been exercising for weeks, but until recently he hadn’t skated since being elbowed on Oct. 13. This injury has been particularly concerning because Clowe also missed the final game of the 2013 regular season and 10 playoff contests due to a head injury.

Anton Volchenkov (leg) has started to skate as well, but Bryce Salvador (foot) hasn’t been able to take that step.

Meanwhile, the Devils have been on fire lately, winning five of their last six games to improve to 9-8-5 this season.

They’ll attempt to maintain that momentum against the San Jose Sharks tonight.

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