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Zajac (lower body) will play in Monday's game against the Islanders, Rich Chere of the Star Ledger reports.

Zajac hasn't played since Nov. 28, but racked up four goals and four assists in 23 games before getting hurt. He'll probably jump back into a top-6 role for Monday's game.

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Zajac (lower body) will take part in the team's morning skate Monday, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports.

It looks like the center has a chance to play Monday against the Islanders, but he'll likely end up being a game time decision. Keep an eye out for another update prior to puck drop.

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General manager Lou Lamoriello said Zajac (lower body) has recently gotten over a case of the mumps, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

Zajac became ill shortly after attaining the lower-body injury Nov. 28, but the virus ran its course in just under a week. The center has been skating the last two days with no further symptoms recurring, so his greater concern appears to be his initial injury at this point. He should be cleared to return once he's able to get in a practice or two.

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Zajac (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Monday, Rich Chere of The Ledger reports.

With news of Zajac going on IR, it's no surprise that he won't travel with the team to Pittsburgh or Toronto. The move will be retroactive to Nov. 28, meaning he could return for Saturday's game against the Capitals if healthy.

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Zajac (lower body) will not play Saturday against the Islanders, The Record reports.

Zajac will sit out due to the injury he suffered in Friday's game. The Devils don't believe he is dealing with a serious setback, and he could be available for the team's next game Tuesday. Both Zajac and Adam Henrique (upper body) will sit out Saturday, so Damien Brunner and Jordin Tootoo will suit up against the Islanders.

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Zajac suffered a lower body injury in Friday's loss to the Red Wings.

Head coach Pete DeBoer was uncertain about Zajac's status for the Devils' next game Saturday against the Islanders. His participation, or lack thereof, in the Devils' morning skate should provide a hint.

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Zajac potted a goal and added an assist in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

This was Zajac's first multi-point game of the season, bringing his point total to just six in 15 games this season. He nearly broke the 50-point barrier last season (48) for the third time in his career, but any chance of returning to the form that saw him post 67 points in 2009-10 seems extremely unlikely.

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Zajac tallied a goal in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Lightning.

Zajac's first point of the campaign came on a rebound shot in the first period, after goalie Evgeni Nabokov turned away his initial effort. Those attempts would go down as the only shots on the night for Zajac, who has been largely deferential to his mates in the Devils' first three games. He's attempted only three shots, despite averaging 17:54 of ice time, including 2:34 on the power play.

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Zajac left Tuesday's practice with a lower body injury, The Record reports.

It's not exactly clear what type of setback Zajac is dealing with, but according to GM Lou Lamoriello, the injury is "nothing serious" and he believes Zajac "will be fine." Lamoriello's comments seem to indicate Zajac should be fine for Thursday's season opener, but expect his status to be updated as more news becomes available.

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Zajac is slated to serve as the Devils' No. 1 center this season, with Michael Cammalleri and Jaromir Jagr flanking him on either side, NHL.com reports.

Both Zajac and Jagr showed excellent continuity in their first season together, but unreliable offense on the left side too often forced the Devils to rely on the defense to win games. While Cammalleri represents an upgrade over the options the Devils trotted out at left wing, his presence is unlikely to vault Zajac much higher than the 50-point level. Zajac is a useful two-way player for the Devils, but lacks the offensive creativity of most No. 1 centers, making him comparably weaker to his peers in most fantasy categories. Still, he'll probably average around 20 minutes of ice time and compile around 15 to 20 goals and 30 assists, giving him some value as a depth forward in certain leagues.