Hughes suffered a lower-body injury when he blocked a shot in Thursday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens and missed Friday’s practice because of it.
Jack Hughes will NOT play against the Rangers today. #NJDevils rookie listed as day-to-day, lower body.
He will miss a game for the first time in his NHL career.
Hughes blocked a shot versus MTL & did not participate in practice yesterday
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) November 30, 2019
The 2019 first-overall pick has four goals and 11 points in 24 games this season.
Kevin Rooney will draw back into the lineup in place of Hughes. Rooney had missed the past seven games with an upper-body injury.