Devils' Severson sidelined with fractured ankle

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Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - New Jersey Devils rookie defenseman Damon Severson is expected to be sidelined for the next 4-to-5 weeks with a hairline fracture in his left ankle.

Severson had played in each of New Jersey's first 32 games before being a late scratch for Wednesday's game against Ottawa.

The 20-year-old Manitoba native has four goals and eight assists for 12 points this season.