Martin Brodeur, Ryane Clowe

Clowe (charley horse) returns to Devils practice

Ryane Clowe’s start with the New Jersey Devils has already seen him battling injuries.

He was banged up with a charley horse Thursday night in a game against the Islanders and missed practice the last two days.

After a season that saw him overcome concussion problems with the Sharks and Rangers, Devils fans can breathe a little easier as he returned to practice today as Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice reports.

Clowe skated with Patrik Elias and tryout candidate Damien Brunner. One guy who hasn’t returned to action is Jaromir Jagr as he’s still out with a lower body injury.

The Devils will find a way to replace Ilya Kovalchuk’s offense this season, it just might require bandages and glue at times.

Panthers’ Crouse is going back to junior

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Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.

Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.

Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.

“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”

Yes! Jagr’s bringing back the mullet

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The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.

According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.

“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.

Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.

Anyway, this is fantastic.