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Zajac OK after rolling ankle in practice

Expects to play Saturday against Flyers

Friday, 11.1.2013 / 2:59 PM ET / News
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Zajac OK after rolling ankle in practice


Travis Zajac
expects to be ready for Saturday's home meeting with the Flyers after rolling his right ankle at practice on Friday.

Zajac left the ice early after getting his skate caught in a rut in the ice. Jacob Josefson replaced him at center on the second line with Dainius Zubrus and Damien Brunner.

"I took a little tumble," a smiling Zajac said afterward. "I think it's just precaution [leaving practice]. I should be all right for [Saturday]."

He fell, but never gave up on the play.

"I think I kept the puck alive, though, which is the most important thing," Zajac joked.

Head coach Peter DeBoer didn't see it happen, but was relieved the injury wasn't more serious.

"It's kind of a fluky thing," he said. "He just rolled it a little bit. I think he'll be fine."

In 12 games this season Zajac has one goal, four points and a minus-5 rating. He missed all but 15 regular-season games in 2011-12 after tearing his left Achilles tendon that summer; in 75 regular-season games since returning from the Achilles injury, Zajac has 10 goals and 30 points.

• Cory Schneider practiced with the team for the second straight day and could backup Martin Brodeur against the Flyers. DeBoer said Schneider's status would be decided Saturday morning.

Schneider sustained a lower-body injury Oct. 24 and has missed the last two games. If available, he could wind up splitting the weekend back-to-back that ends Sunday in Minnesota.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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