Tallinder Cleared to Play

A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- For the first time since mid-January, New Jersey Devils' Henrik Tallinder will be available to play.

The 33-year-old defenseman has been sidelined with a blood clot in his lower left leg. He spent the last three months taking blood thinner to get rid of the clot.

Tallinder last played January 17 in the Devils 5-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

He signed a four-year contract with New Jersey in 2010 worth $13.5 million.

Before being sidelined, Tallinder played in 39 games racking up six assists.

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