I'll be the first to tell you Salvador hasn't been up to snuff this season, particularly in the "second half." But you can't deny what he means to the team on the ice and in the room. Regardless of how poorly he's played at times, he's still one of their better defensemen (which is saying something). He's also a steadying presence for a team that can lose its head at the drop of the puck. If you want to know how much he matters, just listen to the way his teammates speak about him. By my count, Salvador is playing with at least some sort of knee/hip injury, an undisclosed upper-body injury (possibly shoulder/back) and now this wrist injury. Yes, he's been slow at times and unable to move opponents out of the crease or slot (Hello, Jaromir Jagr), but he's clearly playing at way less than 100 percent. With the injuries the Devils have already dealt with, a serious injury to their captain might be the final blow -- especially with Larsson banged up and Anton Volchenkov likely facing a suspension for his elbow on Brad Marchand tonight.