The New Jersey Devils have just four games left in the 2010-11 season and are expecting to be without the services of defenseman Matthew Corrente for the remainder of those games.
Corrente has been out since he injured his right shoulder in a game against Tampa Bay on Jan. 14th. Corrente is recovering and said to be getting strength back in the shoulder, but he will not play again this season.
Also on the mend are defenseman Anton Volchenkov and Colin White, both are dealing with what the team is calling “lower body” injuries.
White has missed the teams last four games but did resume skating on his own Saturday. He is not ready to return and will not accompany the team to Pittsburgh.
Volchenkov missed two games before returning in Friday’s 4-2 win over the Flyers. He re-aggravated the injury in the second period and did not return. He missed the following game, a 3-1 loss to Montreal. He has not resumed skating and will also not be traveling with the team.
Zach Parise did play against the Canadiens and said his surgically repaired knee is fine but he is dealing with some general soreness. That is to be expected when you miss a significant amount of playing time. This was Parise’s first game action since he injured it on October 30th in Los Angeles.
Devils defenseman Matt Taormina (wrist) and Bryce Salvador (concussion) are also out and not expected to return this season.
UP NEXT: The Devils (36-37-) hit the road Tuesday to face the Pittsburgh Penguins (46-25-8). This will be the two teams sixth and final meeting of the season. Last time they met, neither team scored in regulation or OT. The Penguins finally won on a James Neal’s shoot-out goal. Both Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Devils Martin Brodeur were credited with shutouts.
Steve’s Spin: Having been eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday, the Devils have little left to play for but pride. However, they still have a chance to finish above .500. Remarkable for a team that was once 20 games below that mark. Finishing with a winning record would signify quite an accomplishment.
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