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Devils captain Greene has ironman streak snapped

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NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 25: Andy Greene #6 of the New Jersey Devils in action against the Washington Capitals during their game at the Prudential Center on March 25, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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There hasn’t been a more consistent lineup presence in New Jersey over the last few years than Andy Greene.

Which makes today’s development so noteworthy.

Greene, who has been dealing with an upper-body injury, will miss tonight’s game against Toronto at Prudential, per That will snap his consecutive games played streak at 350 -- the third-longest in Devils history -- and will mark his first missed game since the ’11-12 campaign.

New Jersey’s captain for each of the last two seasons, Greene’s had a tough year. His TOI is down to 21:43 per night and while he does have fairly decent offensive production -- nine points through 39 games has him on pace to beat last year’s 13 -- it figures to be well off the career-high of 37 he posted a few years ago.

No word yet on who will replace Greene in the lineup, but it’s likely Ben Lovejoy will see another uptick in minutes as a result: