The Devils were without a couple of regulars at practice on Thursday. Kevin Rooney and Sami Vatanen were not on the ice. Rooney was ruled out of practice with an upper-body ailment, while Vatanen continues to recover from his upper-body injury suffered on the road in Edmonton.
Rooney could return tomorrow, per Head Coach John Hynes. Vatanen is still ruled out but is making progress.
"Roons was obviously out today and he'll get looked at by the doctors this afternoon and we'll have a better idea of whether he's going to be available tomorrow, tomorrow morning," said Hynes.
"Sami skated today, on his own, and we'll see how he responds. If he responds well, he'll probably be with the team tomorrow. Not playing wise, but getting him back in. We just have to see how he reacts after his skate today."