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Sykora to play in 1,000th game

Resurrecting his NHL career with New Jersey this season, Petr Sykora is set to play in his 1,000th game Sunday when the Islanders host the Devils at Nassau Coliseum.

The 35-year-old veteran, a first round pick by New Jersey in 1995, is only the third player in Devils' franchise history to reach the milestone.

Sykora, who made the team as a training camp tryout, has 15 goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season with the Devils.