Blackwood (heel) returned to practice Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Blackwood has yet to play this season due to a heel injury, but his return to practice obviously marks a major step in the right direction for the 24-year-old netminder. All signs point to Blackwood missing a fifth straight game Tuesday against Calgary, but if he continues to progress, he could make his season debut as soon as Saturday versus the Penguins.

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