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All Ryane Clowe (concussion) wants is to return before Christmas

Dec 17, 2013, 2:00 AM EST

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New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe has set a specific date for which he would like to return before.

Clowe is currently out of the Devils’ lineup with a concussion, which has caused him to miss the last 28 games. He’s played only six times this season for his new team, with one assist.

However, he has been skating for almost an entire month and is hoping to make his return to game action in one of the four games remaining until the league takes its break for Christmas.

“Did a little bit of contact, didn’t get hit hard or anything, but a little bit of bumping,” said Clowe, as per the blog Fire & Ice with northjersey.com.

“That was first, obviously. I’ve done since I played a game. We have four games before Christmas, so if I can get back, I’m not sure, for one or two of those games or maybe at some point before Christmas, it would be nice.”

Clowe signed with the Devils this summer on the first official day of free agency, inking a five-year deal worth $4.85 million per season.

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