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Langenbrunner returns to Devils from sports hernia injury

NEWARK, N.J. -- Right winger Jamie Langenbrunner was in the
New Jersey Devils lineup Wednesday night for the first time this
season following surgery to repair a sports hernia and scored both goals in a 4-2 loss to the New York Rangers.

Langenbrunner scored his first goal on his first shift. He gave the Devils a 1-0 lead when he
put a rebound past Henrik Lundqvist just 35 seconds into the game.
Langenbrunner added his second goal of the game at 7:29 of the third period.

Langenbrunner, tied for third on the team last season with a
career-high 60 points, has been out since the operation in
September. He sat out the entire preseason and the first 17 regular
games as the Devils got off to a 7-8-2 start.

The 32-year-old forward went right into the starting lineup
Wednesday against the Rangers, playing on a line alongside
Travis Zajac and Zach Parise.

Langenbrunner was one of six Devils to play in all 82 games last
season. In 739 previous NHL contests, he had 167 goals and 435
points.