The New Jersey Devils have had a rotating cast of injured players this season. The Devils have called up a franchise record (I believe at at this point in the season) 9 players from the minor league affiliate Albany Devils. Thirty-five players have played at least one game for the Devils this season, which is around the average per season for the Devils for the last 10 years. Here is an overview of the Devils' current injuries. (Note: This is pretty much an update of a post I did earlier this month).
Bryce Salvador - Head/Concussion - Salvador was hit a couple times in a preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers. He was sent for tests, and it was determined he suffered a concussion and will be out indefinitely. This initially helped the Devils solve their cap issues when he was put in LTIR. About a week ago, Salvador was spotted at The Rock, yet told Gulitti he's still not even allowed to exercise. We won't be seeing Salvador until the new year.
Zach Parise - Torn Right Knee - tore his meniscus in his right knee when he collided with a player against the Los Angeles Kings. It's been an ailing injury that began hurting him in training camp. He's been placed on LTIR on Nov. 12th retroactive to Oct. 30th. He had surgery on Nov. 2nd. His timetable of 3 months hasn't changed and he is expected back early February. From the TSN crew (during the Flames/Devils game), he will wear a cast for a few more weeks, then begin rehabilitation.
Jacob Josefson - Torn Left Thumb - Josefson tore a ligament in his left hand against the San Jose Sharks. He was slashed on the hand and then fell on it, though it can not be determined what actually caused the tear. He's scheduled to miss 6 to 8 weeks, which would be around the new year. He was spotted at the Rock with Parise in the team suite, perhaps taking a nap?
Anssi Salmela - Torn Right Knee - off-season ACL injuryin September that he was months behindHe began skating in late OctoberHis first full practice was Nov. 11th. He's expecting to be back in December, which is a little ahead of schedule. He's wants to be careful before getting into a game to risk further injury.
Mark Fraser - Broken Left Hand - Fraser suffered his injury against Buffalo, and the next day he found out he broke his hand, would need surgery to insert a pin, and would be 4 to 6 weeks. Fraser had to stay off the ice because he couldn't sweat (because of the pin and cast). There really hasn't been any updates on him.
Martin Brodeur - Bruised Right Elbow - Marty took a Patrick Kane shot to the elbow that irritated him and he left the game during the second half of the 2nd period against the Chicago Blackhawks. He tried to practice before a game against Our Hated Rivals, but no dice. He missed two games, then returned against the Edmonton Oilers. Against the Toronto Maple Leafs however, he again left the game in the 2nd period feeling discomfort in his elbow. About a week ago, it was reported he will miss a maximum of two weeks.
Jamie Langenbrunner - Head/Neck - The captain went head first into the boards against the Buffalo Sabres, yet didn't leave the game. He even netted a goal and scored during the shootout. He was sore after the game. An MRI was ordered and they were negative. He's been out since, but he has been practicing.
Matthew Corrente - Upper Body Injury - After suffering a non-displaced broken hand, he returned to the ice on Nov. 15th. He missed his first game back with an undisclosed upper body injury against the New York Islanders. He suffered the injury against the Calgary Flames.