Hischier (leg) will miss Thursday's Opening Night clash with the Bruins, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.

The fact that Hischier has yet to resume skating certainly doesn't bode well for a short-term absence, though the team hasn't provided a specific timeline. Without Hischier in action, the Devils figure to utilize Jack Hughes with the first group while Travis Zajac moves into a second-line role.

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