NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr returned to the lineup Saturday against the Washington Capitals after sitting out the game Thursday against the Toronto Maple Leafs with the flu. New Jersey won 5-3 in Toronto without Jagr.
Jagr started the game on a line with Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Elias, who is also back in the lineup after missing the game Thursday with a groin injury.
Jagr, who was categorized as a game-time decision by coach Peter DeBoer after the morning skate, hasn't played since he left the game Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at 17:57 of the second period after getting hit by Robert Bortuzzo.
The Devils lost 1-0 to the Penguins. Bortuzzo was suspended two games for interference.
Jagr is tied with center Adam Henrique for the Devils lead in points with 15.