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New Jersey Devils D Andy Greene sees ironman streak snapped

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The Sports Xchange
New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene slams New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello. UPI/John Angelillo
New Jersey Devils' Andy Greene slams New York Rangers' Mats Zuccarello. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

New Jersey defenseman Andy Greene missed his first regular-season game since 2012 on Friday when the Devils played the Toronto Maple Leafs.

An upper-body injury kept Greene off the ice for the first time since March 6, 2012, ending a run of 350 consecutive games played.

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The 34-year-old captain's streak was the third longest in Devils history, topped only by Travis Zajac (401, 2006-2011) and Ken Daneyko (355, 1989-1994).

The injury occurred when Greene was struck on the left wrist by a Jordan Staal shot on Tuesday night in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Greene has three goals and six assists in 39 games this season.

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