This is the smart decision. It's the right decision. Let his hand/wrist heal in the next couple weeks and over the summer. Also, let's not forget that the hand/wrist injury is far from the only thing bothering Salvador. There's likely a knee/hip issue as well as an upper-body injury that Salvador admitted earlier in the season he'd have to play with all year. Salvador will have plenty of time to get in shape before training camp next season, although I'm not sure if he'll stay the captain or keep his spot on the Devils' top defensive pairing after the season he's had.