The Devils arrived in Winnipeg late after a 4-2 road loss Friday night against the Minnesota Wild
, their third consecutive loss. Minnesota knocked starting goaltender Martin Brodeur
out of the game with three goals on four shots, and Johan Hedberg
finished the game. The defeat wasted a multi-point effort from Zach Parise
and Adam Henrique
extending his scoring streak to four games.
After the game Saturday, New Jersey will wrap up a four-game stretch away from home Tuesday night at Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs
before returning to Newark for a pair of home dates.
The late arrival into Winnipeg meant that the Devils did not hold a morning skate. Hedberg is expected to start against the Jets, according to Tom Gulitti of The Record.
(Achilles’ tendon) and Jacob Josefson
(clavicle) both remain sidelined with long-term injuries. Rod Pelley
did not dress against Minnesota – the 10th time in the Devils' last 11 games that he has been a healthy scratch.