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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 32 22 6 4 102 72 48
2 NYI 33 23 10 0 104 91 46
3 MTL 34 21 11 2 92 83 44
4 TBL 35 20 11 4 113 93 44
5 DET 34 17 8 9 94 84 43
6 TOR 34 19 12 3 114 102 41
7 NYR 31 17 10 4 93 81 38
8 WSH 32 16 10 6 95 85 38
9 BOS 34 17 14 3 86 88 37
10 FLA 31 14 9 8 69 79 36
11 OTT 33 14 13 6 89 92 34
12 PHI 33 13 14 6 92 99 32
13 CBJ 32 14 15 3 79 102 31
14 NJD 35 12 17 6 77 102 30
15 BUF 34 13 18 3 66 109 29
16 CAR 33 9 20 4 68 92 22

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 28 9 11 0 20
J. Jagr 34 5 15 -11 20
M. Zidlicky 35 4 13 -5 17
M. Cammalleri 23 11 4 0 15
M. Ryder 33 4 10 -1 14
P. Elias 29 4 9 -16 13
D. Severson 32 4 8 -4 12
E. Gelinas 28 4 6 2 10
A. Greene 35 0 9 -3 9
T. Zajac 27 4 4 -6 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Kinkaid 1 1 2 .939 1.75
C. Schneider 11 16 3 .915 2.57