Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) is hopeful to return this weekend, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports. The Devils host the Ducks on Saturday and then travel to Boston for a game against the Bruins a day later.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has been away from game action since Dec. 3, when he originally sustained the upper-body ailment in a road match with the Hurricanes. When healthy, he's a decent source of goals and assists, having compiled 363 points (133 goals, 230 assists) in 649 career games.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) has resumed skating on his own, but will not play Tuesday against the Sabres and is considered doubtful for Thursday's contest versus the Panthers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gulitti added that it's possible Zajac, who has missed the past five games, could return this weekend.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) will not play in Friday's tilt with the Red Wings or Sunday's matchup with the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has not played since Dec. 3 when he sustained an upper-body injury in a game against Carolina. The 30-year-old center had totaled 15 points through 24 games with the Devils this season before the injury. His next chance to return to action will be on Dec. 15 when New Jersey plays at Buffalo.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 3.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac has missed the past three games with the upper-body ailment that he originally sustained Dec. 3 against the Hurricanes. Given the retroactive setting for his IR placement, Zajac will be able to return once healthy.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac will not travel with the team for Tuesday's contest against Toronto, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac suffered an upper-body injury last week and will now miss his third straight contest as a result. The extent of the injury isn't clear as of now, but his next chance to slot back into the lineup will come Friday against the Red Wings.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) will not play in Sunday's game against the Panthers and will be reevaluated Monday, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Devils still have not provided much in terms of details regarding Zajac's status, but he is considered day-to-day, so it does not appear he is facing a long-term absence. Expect the team to provide another update on Zajac's status after he is checked out by team doctors Monday.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac (upper body) will not play in Friday's game against the Flyers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac's injury limited him to just 2:50 of ice time, and may have occurred when Kris Versteeg kicked his leg out. With him already ruled out Friday, either Sergey Kalinin or Bobby Farnham will draw into the lineup. Zajac's next chance to return thus comes Sunday against the Panthers.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac is questionable to return for Thursday's game against the Hurricanes after suffering an upper-body injury, Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zajac left during the first period of Thursday's game because of the injury, though the reason behind his departure remains a bit of a mystery. The team should provide an update on his status at some point, but it wouldn't be surprising if he's done for the night.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac failed to get on the scoresheet Tuesday night against the Blues, snapping a three-game points streak.

EDGE Analysis

Amazingly, Zajac has six goals this season on 19 shots, leading to a 31.6 shooting percentage. That isn't a sustainable rate, but the veteran should have no problem eclipsing the 11 goals he posted last year, especially if he starts setting more shots on net.

Travis Zajac
C NJ
2 years ago

Zajac scored his fourth power-play goal of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

The Devils power play continues to cash in and Zajac has been the main beneficiary. New Jersey's highest paid center now has five goals and eight points in 11 games this season.