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Zajac, Volchenkov to miss Bruins game

Wednesday, 01.04.2012 / 1:59 PM / News
By Eric Marin
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The Devils will be without the services of Travis Zajac and Anton Volchenkov for tonight's matchup with Boston.

Zajac (lower body) misses his first game since coming back from offseason Achilles tendon surgery. Sidelined for 30 games to start the season, Zajac has a goal and two assists in eight games since his return.

Volchenkov (lower body) will miss his second straight contest since he was hurt in the first period of Saturday's win over Pittsburgh.

"Volchenkov, we're still resting his leg, and Travis we're going to rest him," said Devils President, CEO, GM Lou Lamoriello. "He has a little soreness and we won’t take any chances. We’ve spoken to the doctors, and there’s nothing structurally wrong, he’s OK, but we’re going to rest him. He’ll be day-to-day."

Lamoriello explained that what Zajac's feeling is par for the course with long-term injury.

"Yes, this is normal," he said. "We asked the doctors the same thing. This is normal. Zach went through it, anybody with these types of injuries.  There’s going to be soreness that you feel some days. It’s a harder rehabilitation. We actually waited a week more than we had to from when the doctor released him. But we’re going to take every precaution we possibly can."

Lamoriello also updated the status of defenseman Andy Greene, who will miss his 13th game with a non-displaced toe fracture."

"He’s in a walking boot now, so the cast is off," he said. "He’ll be another couple of weeks."

Projected lines:
Sykora-Elias-Zubrus
Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Tedenby-Carter-Clarkson
Boulton-Sestito-Janssen

Tallinder-Fayne
Salvador-Larsson
Taormina-Foster

Martin Brodeur will start with Johan Hedberg backing up.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 60 39 16 5 162 133 83
2 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
3 NYR 59 37 16 6 186 145 80
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 60 26 21 13 145 169 65
10 PHI 61 26 24 11 162 178 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 59 26 29 4 155 184 56
14 TOR 60 24 31 5 167 183 53
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 61 18 38 5 114 204 41

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
M. Cammalleri 49 23 8 2 31
A. Henrique 54 12 19 -1 31
J. Jagr 57 11 18 -10 29
P. Elias 51 10 15 -14 25
S. Gomez 37 5 18 -7 23
M. Zidlicky 61 4 19 -8 23
S. Bernier 46 10 8 1 18
T. Zajac 53 8 10 -5 18
M. Ryder 43 6 12 -2 18
A. Larsson 43 2 15 4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 22 23 5 .926 2.22
K. Kinkaid 3 4 3 .915 2.59