Captain Bryce Salvador said he will not need surgery on his right hand and wrist, where he was struck by a Zdeno Chara slap shot.It's good news that he just needs a week or so to heal up and that shows (I'm guessing) if the Devils had made the playoffs, he would've been on the ice for Game 2 or Game 3, if not Game 1. Of course, before he returns to the lineup, he'll obviously have to show Pete DeBoer he's ready. "How will he do that," you ask? I imagine it will go something like this:
"I'm pretty fortunate not to be working on my hand this summer," he said. "I'll probably be cleared (by doctors) in a week. No surgery, just a little rehab to get the strength back."