Injury Report: Foster Out, Larsson Could Practice Soon, Zajac Not Skating

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Kurtis Foster skated with the team today in Toronto but will not play in the game tonight against the Maple Leafs. He sat out last game with back stiffness but he is expected to return Friday when the Devils take on the Canucks.

Adam Larsson is expected to return to practice by the end of the week. He is recovering from a bruised back he suffered from a hit against the Montreal Canadiens a couple weeks ago.

Travis Zajac has been out out of the lineup because the same Achilles problem that required surgery over the offseason. He came back for a short time over the season but still isn’t feeling right. He was suppose to start skating by the start of the week but is still not skating yet.

Breaking: Devils Get Foster and Pielmeier From Ducks Via Trade

The Devils have sent Rod Pelley, Mark Fraser and a 7th Round Pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Kurtis Foster and goaltender Timo Pielmeier.

This is an upgrade for the Devils on defense and gives them a right handed shot from the point on the power play thanks to Foster. So far this season Foster has 1 goal and 1 assist in 9 games this season with the Ducks. Hopefully he can contribute more with the Devils. He is expected to join the team in Florida tomorrow.

Pielmeier is expected to go down to one of the Devils’ farm teams. He was playing in the ECHL with the Elmira Jackals. We shall see where he lands exactly soon.