The New Jersey Devils are off to a nice start on the scoreboard with a 2-0 early lead against the New York Rangers, but even then, there have been losses in the form of injuries. Steve Bernier took a puck to the face and hasn’t returned since while Bryce Salvador needed help off the ice after crashing into the boards.
The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti described Salvador’s fall as “back-first” into the boards, leaving him flexing his left leg. Benoit Pouliot delivered the hit.
The Devils came into Saturday a little banged up to begin with, as Damien Brunner was out with upper-body “soreness” and Patrik Elias missed time with the flu.
New Jersey continues to search for its first win, but it might just come at a cost. (If it comes, of course.)