groin injury and skipped practice Tuesday, but at the time the Devils said he was resting.
Rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas, who was used as a forward in New Jersey's previous game, Sunday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, returned to that position.
Salvador is missing his 33rd game of the season. He missed 30 in a row from Oct. 24 to Dec. 27 with a non-displaced stress fracture in his foot. He missed two straight (March 1-2) with a bruised collarbone.