Ilya Kovalchuk left yesterday’s match against the Philadelphia Flyers at the end of the 3rd period and missed overtime and the shootout. After the game he said it was lower body injury. It is still unsure if he is going to miss the game Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.
After last night’s game Johan Hedberg was extremely sore with a stiff back. Luckily Martin Brodeur will be starting in net against the Jets Saturday but they will wait until tomorrow to see if Hedberg can dress for the backup role.
Andy Greene was a late scratch last night with a lower body injury. He had sustained the injury on the Devils’ road trip out west. Greene warmed up last night in Philadelphia but did not play. We will find out tomorrow if Greene feels good enough to play against the Jets.