Injury Report

The Devils have sent forward Mike Sislo back to Albany (AHL affiliate).

Sislo was recalled just two days ago after forward Adam Henrique suffered what was being called a "lower body" injury. Henrique was listed as day-to-day and Sislo was to fill in during his absence (Chere, Nov. 6).

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The Nets announced late Friday night that Kevin Garnett will not travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip.

Garnett, who has missed the last 11 games due to back spasms, will continue his rehab locally as the Nets hit the road. He'll be re-evaluated later next week.

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The Nets announced this afternoon that Joe Johnson will miss tonight's game with the Philadelphia 76ers due to patella tendinitis in his right knee.

Johnson has only missed one other game this season, also against the 76ers.

As reported this morning, Andrei Kirilenko is out as well with a calf injury.

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The Nets announced this morning that Andrei Kirilenko is doubtful for tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers, and Andray Blatche will be a game-time decision.

Blatche is dealing with bruised left hip, an injury originally suffered Friday night against Oklahoma City. He sat out of Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers.

Kirilenko has missed Brooklyn's last two games due to a sore calf muscle in his right leg. Kirilenko also?missed 26 games earlier this season due to bouts of back spasms.

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After speculation this morning?about Deron Williams being a game-time decision, the Nets have announced that Williams is out for tonight's game due to soreness in his troublesome left ankle.

As reported earlier this afternoon, Tyshawn Taylor has been recalled from the D-League and will be active and ready to play tonight at the Barclays Center if needed.

Shaun Livingston will start at point guard, like he has been alongside D-Will as of late. Alan Anderson will move into the starting lineup at the shooting guard spot.

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Nets coach Jason Kidd announced that veteran guard Jason Terry will be active tonight for the first time since November 20. Terry's been battling a left knee injury.

Terry has been limited to 11 games this season.

Kidd will stick with a starting lineup of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Alan Anderson, Mirza Teletovic and Kevin Garnett in the wake of Brook Lopez's season-ending injury.

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The Nets announced this afternoon that Brook Lopez will be a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Wizards as he tries to play through a sprained left ankle.

If Lopez is unable to go, Kevin Garnett will start at center with Mirza Teletovic getting the start at power forward. KG will start at power forward if Lopez is able to suit up.

The Nets are 2-7 this season with Lopez out of the lineup. Their win Monday night was the first game Jason Kidd started Garnett at center in Lopez's absence.

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Nets coach Jason Kidd announced that Brook Lopez will not play tonight against the 76ers, as Kidd wants to make sure Lopez is 100% before he makes his return.

"Brook is a competitor, he wants to play, but the medical staff and myself felt it was a risk," Kidd said. "He wasn't 100 percent and again, guys won't be 100 percent throughout the season, but he wasn't moving as well as I would like. We'll see how he feels tomorrow and go from there."

Kevin Garnett will make his first start at center this season in Lopez's place, and Mirza Teletovic will start at power forward, making the first start of his NBA career.

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Some notes to pass along from Nets practice Sunday afternoon:

Both Mirza Teletovic and Joe Johnson sat out of practice with an illness. Neither are expected to miss Monday night's game, but it's something to keep an eye on.

Brook Lopez sat out of practice as he continues to nurse that left ankle sprain, and the Nets say he is questionable for Monday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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After leaving last night's game with a sprained left ankle, the Nets have announced that Brook Lopez is questionable for tonight's game against the Detroit Pistons.

Lopez will travel with the team to Detroit and may be a game-time decision.

Lopez re-injured his left ankle in the third quarter of last night's win against the Los Angeles Clippers.?Ankle injuries have plagued Lopez and the Nets this season.?

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Deron Williams (ankle), Paul Pierce (hand), Andrei Kirilenko (back) and Jason Terry (knee) have been ruled out of tonight's game with the Nuggets at the Barclays Center.

The four players were expected out tonight, and they were the only Nets on the injury report. The Nets will have an 11-man bench tonight.

Shaun Livingston or Tyshawn Taylor will start at point guard in place of Williams, and Alan Anderson will start at small forward in place of Pierce.

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Nets forward Paul Pierce has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the third metacarpal in his right shooting hand.

Pierce sat out Saturday's game, and is expected to miss two to four weeks.

The Nets say the injury occurred during the first half of Friday night's game against the Houston Rockets.

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The Nets have announced that starting point guard Deron Williams is out for Tuesday night's game against the Denver Nuggets at the Barclays Center.

Williams, who has missed eight of the Nets' last nine games due to multiple left ankle sprains, is also considered doubtful for Thursday's matchup with the New York Knicks.

Shaun Livingston and Tyshawn Taylor will continue to split time at the point guard spot until Williams returns.

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The Nets announced this afternoon that Paul Pierce is doubtful for tonight's game against the Memphis Grizzles due to a bruised shooting hand.

Pierce is shooting just 36.8% from the field this season, including 26.8% from 3-point territory, both career-lows.

He played just 15 minutes in Friday's loss to the Rockets, going 1-of-6 from the field.

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After dropping a 1-0 contest to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Devils quickly turned their focus to the Minnesota Wild.

They'll be shorthanded once again, as Patrik Elias (upper body) and Travis Zajac (ankle) will not make the flight over to St. Paul.

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The official Thursday injury/practice report for the Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles:


Limited: S Patrick Chung (shoulder)

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Defenseman Mark Fayne and winger Matt D'Agostini miss the last four and three games of the season, respectively. At the time, it wasn't 100 percent clear why that happened, particularly with Fayne. At today's breakup day, we got some clarity on the situation with Fayne revealing he has bulging disc in his lower back that caused a harp, shooting pain? down one of his legs.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

Fayne said he first hurt his back during the team?s April 15 game in Toronto, but it didn?t start to really bother him for a few days after that.

?My back tightened up during that game,? he said. ?It was sore, but I could play the next week, but then something hit one of the nerves, a bulging disc, and it would just shoot down my leg. It?s weird that it happened two games after. I just have to stay off it.?

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Bryce Salvador hasn't played since April 11 due to a wrist injury. Salvador tried to come back during the final weeks of the regular season but was eventually shut down by the team and doctors.

Via Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger:

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.

"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."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:

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Bryce Salvador hasn't played since taking a puck off his hand/wrist on April 10. The Devils initially stated they expected Salvador to return this season, but the more the injury linger, the less likely that option became. On Monday, the Devils announced the inevitable.



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The Devils are long shots to make the playoffs. This isn't new. Neither is Ilya Kovalchuk's ailing shoulder, which has sidelined him since March 23. There's a school of thought (championed here) that it might be best to rest Kovalchuk for the rest of the season to avoid long-term damage. Except Pete DeBoer and Kovalchuk have absolutely no interest in anything resembling a shutdown.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

Although he practiced today on the fifth line with Andrei Loktionov, Krys Barch and Tom Kostopoulos and remained on the ice for extra work afterward, he sounded optimistic that he could be back playing soon.

?I felt the best so far that I felt,? Kovalchuk said. ?I feel pretty confident. I took a couple of one-timers and a little bit of contact, so it?s good.?

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Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger caught up with injured defenseman Bryce Salvador prior to Thursday's game against the Flyers. Salvador told Chere the puck that injured him hit where the thumb meets the hand and that further X-rays show nothing is broken. That's good -- but it doesn't mean he'll play again this season.



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As expected, Ilya Kovalchuk practiced with the Devils again Wednesday. After the session, Kovalchuk told reporters that he thought he could play tomorrow against the Flyers and that he would be traveling with the team. Pete DeBoer, however, disagreed with Kovy's sentiment.



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This is pretty on message with what we've been hearing and doesn't really change our opinion that Salvador shouldn't play again this season.

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Kovalchuk didn't play Monday and remains out with a shoulder injury. We'll update you after Wednesday's practice.

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Bryce Salvador has yet to return and the "fairly significant bruise" on his right wrist is starting to look a lot worse than originally thought. To that end, the Devils send their captain for another opinion, hoping to get some clarity on whether Salvador will be able to play again this season.



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Bryce Salvador missed Friday's game with a bruised wrist and it looks like two days off won't be enough to get him ready for Monday's trip to Toronto. Salvador sat out practice again Saturday and Pete DeBoer was not optimistic about his captain's chances.


Shut. Him. Down. He's as banged up as anyone on the roster right now and there's no way he's going to get healthy enough in time to be of assistance to the Devils this season. You know how you know this wrist injury is serious? Salvador hasn't been seen anywhere near practice since it happened. If he were even close to being able to play, he might be skating on his own or doing work before practice. Nope, no sightings, no work -- just rest, which he should get a ton of this summer. Because he shouldn't play again until the 2013-14 season.

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Ilya Kovalchuk (shoulder) practiced with the Devils again on Saturday, when the Devils decided to devote the entire session to the power play. Kovalchuk manned his usual spot on the left point but apparently declined to unleash his signature shot from that location. There (once again) were no slapshots and Tom Gulitti didn't catch him taking any one-timers either.

With two days until the Devils' next game in Toronto on Monday, there was thought that Kovy could return against the Leafs. Kovy, however, isn't exactly feeling that idea just yet.


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Pete DeBoer announced at Friday's morning skate that neither Ilya Kovalchuk (shoulder) nor Bryce Salvador (wrist) will be in the lineup against the Senators tonight. Neither player participated in today's skate.



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Bryce Salvador left Wednesday's game against the Bruins after taking a Zdeno Chara shot to the wrist during the second period. Salvador never returned and he underwent X-rays on the wrist Thursday, which were negative.


This is obviously good news because it certainly looked like Chara's shot could've broken Salvador's wrist considering Salvador's reaction. He couldn't even grip the stick and tried to play the puck with the stick in his off hand. It helped lead to Chara's a few moments later. The problem now is how useful will Salvador be with this wrist injury? He's already playing through upper- and lower-body injuries and clearly doesn't have the strength on the puck he used to. He's also significantly slower because of an ailing knee/hip. If he has difficulty gripping a stick, I have serious questions about whether he should play Friday and maybe Monday, too. I realize the Devils would then be down two top-six defensemen with Anton Volchenkov suspended the next four games, but at what point do you say "enough is enough" with Salvador. No one is questioning his toughness, but I am questioning how useful he can be to this team moving forward.

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If there's a phrase to sum up the Devils' 2013 season, I think "banged up" might be the most relevant term. New Jersey's injury problems have gotten to the point where players are missing games because of practice (WE TALKIN' BOUT PRACTICE!) injuries. Not a game, not a game. PRAC-TICE.

The latest additions to the injury report ledger were Adam Larsson and Johan Hedberg, who both missed Wednesday night's loss after being hurt in practice Tuesday. Larsson took a puck off his foot (from Anton Volchenkov, no less) and couldn't even put his foot in a skate yesterday. Thankfully, he's much better today.


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Ilya Kovalchuk practiced again Thursday but said there's still discomfort in his shoulder and he doesn't know if he'll be able to play Friday. Kovalchuk said he pushed himself harder today, even attempting some one-timers.

So basically, Kovalchuk is the Devils' Rick Ross.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk2jeE1LOn8]?Can't you imagine Kovy rocking a massive gold chain with his shirt open on the beaches of Russia? Are there beaches in Russia? Does Kovy own any Ross-like jewelry? These are the questions that keep me up in the middle of the day. Much like the question of when Kovalchuk will return to the lineup likely hounds Pete DeBoer. Kovy said after practice today that he doesn't want to play if he can't play like himself, ala taking slapshots and one-timers, which is something we talked about yesterday. If Kovy can't fire off his rocket shots, or play the puck with any real upper-body strength, then how much use is he to the Devils at this point? The Devils obviously need Kovalchuk back in the lineup, but they need a somewhat healthy version in order to benefit from his presence. I think that's something Kovalchuk has repeatedly tried to get across the last couple of days. What's interesting to me is that DeBoer seems far more open to a much more limited version of Kovalchuk being in the lineup. Is that desperation creeping in? Perhaps. It's also DeBoer realizing that Kovalchuk at 60 percent is still better than maybe every forward except Patrik Elias. Kovy said yesterday that he and the team are on the same page with his rehab, but things seemed to diverge a little bit today. I wouldn't read anything into it, but it would be incredibly fascinating to see what version of Kovalchuk gets back on the ice and at what time. It wouldn't surprise me in the least if DeBoer angles to get him back sooner than he's ready.

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The Devils announced after Thursday night's loss that Bryce Salvador (wrist), Adam Larsson (hit by shot) and Johan Hedberg (back) would be re-evaluated Thursday. Larsson and Hedberg's injuries occurred during practice Tuesday, while Salvador left Wednesday's game in the second period after taking a Zdeno Chara shot to the hand/wrist area. Pete DeBoer was cagey on how serious the injury is, but listening to him and Martin Brodeur talk about their captain, things sound ominous.



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Ilya Kovalchuk took part in Wednesday's morning skate and again seemed to make progress toward a return. Kovalchuk said that he pushed himself harder today than Tuesday and even got a little physical at the end of the skate.

Via Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger:

?We definitely did more shots and a little battle there at the end. It feels good, so it?s definitely a step in the right direction,? Kovalchuk said.

But no one-timers or full-force slap shots.

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Ilya Kovalchuk skated with the Devils today. Some might even say he went through a full, non-contact practice. While I don't know if I'd go as far as to call it that, he definitely is making progress in his return from a shoulder injury. Here's a roundup of everything that was said or done involving Kovy at today's session.

Via Tom Gulitti's Twitter feed:

  • Kovalchuk took "soft" shots on Johan Hedberg to start today's session. He said he hasn't taken a slap shot yet because he doesn't want to push things.
  • Kovalchuk claimed not to know if he had pain in his shoulder. Seriously. He said he doesn't know.
  • Pete DeBoer said he would play Kovy at least than 100 percent but won't "put his safety in jeopardy."
  • Kovy admitted he doesn't know when he'll return but said he won't be ready to return for at least a few more days.
  • He scored on Martin Brodeur (who was really excited about Kovy's participation today) during shootout drills.
  • He didn't wear shoulder pads early in practice buy may have put them on for the second half of practice.
  • Even Kovalchuk's daughter understands how much he means to the Devils.
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Ilya Kovalchuk's absence from the Devils' lineup has been noticeable. So it was encouraging to see Kovalchuk on the ice and taking part (albeit on a limited basis) in practice Tuesday morning.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

Kovalchuk took some soft wrist shots to help warm up Brodeur and Johan Hedberg.? He does not appear to be wearing shoulder pads, though, and is wearing a black practice jersey, which is usually the color the defensemen wear, and is not on any of the forward lines. In fact, he?s taken a few drills with Peter Harrold on the fourth defense pair.
It's the first time Kovy has practiced with the team since he hurt his shoulder March 23, which is obviously a positive step. It's also a very small step considering that he wasn't wearing pads, only took light shots and didn't undergo any contact. All that said, it's a sign that Kovy remains on track to return this season. Will the Devils be alive long enough to benefit? We'll see.
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We've gotten fairly regular updates on the healthy status of one Ilya Kovalchuk since he went down with a shoulder injury. Although we've heard that he's "getting better" and "making progress," DeBoer recently threw cold water on his recovery, saying that he didn't think Kovalchuk would be back anytime soon. Well, DeBoer isn't exactly changing his tune, but he is a tad more optimistic.

Via Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger:

"I can tell you he's making great strides and I'm optimistic he'll be able to help us down the stretch," DeBoer said. "To me that means more than just a couple games."
Well, there's only 11 games left. So what's in between "not anytime soon" and "more than a couple games?" My guess remains the second-to-last week of the season against either Toronto or Philly, which would give Kovy six or seven games to "help" the Devils make the playoffs. And boy do they need him -- a lot. From the power play to even strength to even the penalty kill, Kovy's absence is noticeable in every single phase of the game. As I wrote last night, the Devils simply don't have finishers other than Ilya and they are in desperate need of his return. The question is whether they'll still be in position to make the playoffs by the time he gets back.
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For those Devils fans hoping for a quick boost from an ahead-of-schedule return by Ilya Kovalchuk, coach Pete DeBoer has a bucket of cold water for you.


This is likely a bit of a bummer for those holding out hope that Kovy might return right at two weeks. It now seems more likely that Kovalchuk will return in the season's final two weeks, which stands to be an incredibly important stretch for the Devils. New Jersey's final 14 days include games against the Leafs, Penguins, Flyers, Panthers and Canadiens with two games against the rival Rangers. If Kovy were able to get back for that Toronto game on April 15, that would still give him enough time to get back into shape and make an impact in the Devils' lineup before the playoffs. The question, of course, is whether the Devils will be in the playoff picture or on the outside looking by that point.

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Tom Kostopolous, who was on the losing end of tonight's only fight, should be OK according to coach Pete DeBoer. Kostoplous appeared to get knocked unconscious for a few moments after taking a Matt Martin punch straight to the face. Kostopolous took several minutes to get to his feet before being helped off the ice in a clearly woozy state.

Kostopolous didn't return and I'd suspect he may get tagged with the "upper-body injury" that is code for concussion. We'll see if he's on the ice at practice this week. If not, it might take him a couple games and could mean the return of Krys Barch.

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The Devils activated Dainius Zubrus from injured reserve Monday. Zubrus will return to the lineup tonight against the Islanders after being sidelined since Feb. 5 due to a torn tendon in his wrist that eventually required surgery.

Zubrus has one goal, four points, eight penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating in nine games.

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It was hinted at Sunday when the Devils reassigned Tim Sestito to Albany to clear a roster spot. Was Dainius Zubrus ready to return? Would the Devils activate him without having so much as one full practice since Zubrus had wrist surgery? Is he the answer to what ails New Jersey? The answers are yes (kinda) and yes. As for the third one, we'll see see.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

DeBoer did admit the situation the Devils are in fighting for a playoff spot also played into the decision to have Zubrus play in a game without a full practice.

?I just think the time of year, the shortened schedule, the situation,? DeBoer said. ?He had a practice yesterday, a contact practice with the guys we skated yesterday. So, it?s not like he?s checking himself out of the hospital and playing tonight. He?ll be ready to go.?

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In one of the better signs the Devils have had recently, the team saw three of its injured players participate in practice Thursday.



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Alexei Ponikarovsky and Dainius Zubrus remain out of the lineup and on injured reserve. Neither player is practicing with the team, although Zubrus is likely further away from a return than Ponikarovsky. Overload Lou Lamoriello said Sunday that Ponikarovsky could meet the team in Florida this weekend, although that apparently is less likely now.



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Bryce Salvador (lower body) and Stephen Gionta (upper body) both left Monday's game against Ottawa after the first period. Pete DeBoer after the game was pretty tight-lipped when asked about the ailments, saying the Devils really didn't know anything. However, both players traveled with the team to Tampa Bay, which is where the Devils play the Lightning on Friday -- a fact Tom Gulitti takes as a positive sign.

Via Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

?Today is a day off and both of them are resting and we?ll know better tomorrow as to their status,? Lamoriello said.

Both players flew with team from Ottawa to Tampa, Fla. after Monday?s game. The team is spending the next two days at a resort outside Tampa. The players had today off after arriving there early this morning (after 3 a.m.) and will not practice Wednesday either.

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An update on the Devils injured during tonight's game from coach Pete DeBoer:



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Just wanted to pass this along from today's morning skate.


As I said last night, I'm guessing the Devils were holding out hope the MRI would show something more positive than the current diagnosis, which is why they waited to place him on injured reserve. As of right now, Kovy's likely return date is somewhere between April 14 and April 21.

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Despite there being no practice Sunday, it was a busy day for the short-handed Devils. Besides announcing that Ilya Kovalchuk will miss around 2-4 weeks and placing Alexei Ponikarovsky on IR, GM Lou Lamoriello also gave an update on the injured Dainius Zubrus, who has been sidelined since undergoing wrist surgery on Feb. 14.


Zubrus has been skating on his own and today was spotted shooting the puck.

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Ilya Kovalchuk lost his edge and went hard into the boards Saturday night. He got up and was in immediate pain, skating over the bench while clutching his shoulder. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello addressed the media Sunday afternoon regarding Kovalchuk's injury and said the Devils' franchise player won't need surgery but will miss at least two to four weeks.



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