Jack Hughes, a New Jersey Devils center, was placed on injured reserve Thursday after sustaining a dislocated left arm. He is expected to be out indefinitely.
After an MRI showed no further damage to Hughes' shoulder, the Devils have confirmed that Hughes won't need surgery. Former No. 1 draft pick has begun physical therapy. The former No. 1 draft pick has started physical therapy. He will be evaluated again next Monday, when the team plans to establish a timetable for him returning.
Hughes, 20 years old, sustained the injury on Tuesday night in New Jersey's win over Kraken. He was ridden into the boards by Jeremy Lauzon, a Seattle defenseman.
Hughes scored two goals during the Devils' season-opening victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Hughes also scored the game winning goal in overtime using a clever backhand move.
New Jersey selected him first in the 2019 draft. He had 11 goals and 20 assists last season.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.