New Jersey Devils: Taylor Hall Out with Lower-Body Injury
Nov 8, 2016; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils left wing Taylor Hall (9) passes the puck during the third period at Prudential Center. The Devils defeated the Hurricanes 3-2 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils star forward Taylor Hall is out on Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars with a lower-body injury.

Taylor Hall will miss the first game of a four-game road trip tonight in Dallas against the Stars.

There was no word on how Hall was hurt, or how long he’ll be out. He had two assists in 21:48 of ice time in Saturdays win vs. Buffalo.

Beau Bennett is expected to take Hall’s spot on the top line with P.A. Parenteau and Travis Zajac. Ryan Boucher is expected to play his first game since November 6.

Hall has the Devils off to a surprisingly hot start with an 8-3-3 record.

“It seems like we have a team that can surprise people and that’s a good feeling to have,” Hall told recently. “We believe in ourselves. We believe in our structure. We have a lot more skill than people think. It’s fun to play on a team like that. We might be underdogs a little bit to start the season but it’s nice to surprise some people.”

This road trip will be a tough test, especially without Hall to start it. After tonight’s game, the Devils head to California to take on the Ducks, Kings, and Sharks.

Hall and Parenteau lead New Jersey with five goals each.

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