The Devils activated forward Marcus Johansson from injured reserve on Sunday, and he traveled with the team to Montreal.
The team plays the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Coach John Hynes will brief the media at 4:50 prior to Sunday’s game, and he will clarify if Johansson will be back in the lineup against the Canadiens.
Johansson started practicing with the team on Monday, more than two months after suffering a concussion on March 23.
Especially for a guy like him who brings so much skill to the lineup and poise, forward Travis Zajac said. You’re always excited to get those guys back, and I think it’s something a team can always add is some more scoring, some more playmaking abilities.
Including Sunday, the Devils have four games left in the regular season. They currently hold the second wild card in the Eastern Conference — the final playoff spot. Their magic number to clinch a playoff berth is six points.
In 2016, David Bonagura kicked 10 of his 14 field goals but made just one of four beyond 40 yards. He was beat out by Minnesota grad-transfer Andrew Harte last summer, and Harte went on to miss two of his three attempts beyond 40 while converting 7-for-10 overall.
In both years, the competition extended deep into training camp.
But with Harte and Bonagura both graduated, Rutgers is in the midst of another placekicking competition.
For now, it’s Justin Davidovicz position to lose.
The Bridgewater-Raritan High School product saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman last fall, serving as Rutgers’ kickoff specialist.