• Devils Release Veteran Winger Zubrus

    News: The Devils terminated Dainius Zubrus' contract Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Frank Seravalli of TSN.ca reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus had never been much of a top-flight offensive producer in his eight seasons in a Devils uniform, but he saw his scoring output completely fall off a cliff in 2014-15, as he netted just four goals and 10 points across 74 games. With the Devils looking to give some younger players an opportunity in their forward ranks and Zubrus' ice time likely to decline even further in the coming season, the team decided it wasn't worthwhile to keep him around at his $3.1 million cap hit. The 37-year-old could conceivably latch on in a depth role with another club, but no matter where he ultimately lands, an ascension to fantasy relevance probably isn't in the cards.
  • Devils' Zubrus Snaps 50-Game Goal Drought

    News: Dainius Zubrus snapped a 50-game goal drought when he found the net for one of the Devils' two scores in Tuesday's loss to the Wild.
    Analysis: The 36-year-old Dainius Zubrus has never provided much in the way of offensive upside, but he's sunk to a new low in 2014-15. He's managed only eight points in 59 games, which has led to a nearly three-minute dip in ice time from a season earlier.
  • Devils' Zubrus Notches Assist

    News: Dainius Zubrus recorded an assist in Saturday's win over the Panthers.
    Analysis: The 36-year-old has never been a top-flight scorer, but he seems to be running on fumes at this point. He's produced only two goals and five assists over 42 games, putting him on pace for the lowest point total of his career in any non-lockout season.
  • Devils' Zubrus To Play Saturday

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg laceration) was activated from injured reserve and will play Saturday against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus will finally return to the Devils' lineup after missing New Jersey's last eight games with the injury. The winger has tallied four points through 28 games this season, giving him rather marginal value.
  • Devils' Zubrus Skating On Own

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg laceration) skated on his own Friday morning, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus remains on IR and will again sit out Friday's game against the Lightning, but the team does appear to consider him day-to-day in his recovery. He may need to get in a practice or two with the rest of the team before he's formally activated, so a return for Saturday's game probably shouldn't be anticipated either.
  • Devils Place Zubrus On IR

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg laceration) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: The Devils are still considering Dainius Zubrus day-to-day after he was able to skate earlier in the day, but was moved to IR to create some roster flexibility. Since he's already missed the minimum seven days required for an IR stint, he'll be eligible for activation immediately once he becomes healthier.
  • Devils' Zubrus Out Again Monday

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg) will not play Monday against the Islanders.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus still has not entirely recovered from a cut on his leg, so he will miss his fourth straight game Monday night. Consider him questionable for New Jersey's next game Wednesday.
  • Devils' Zubrus Misses Morning Skate

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg) is expected to miss Monday's game against the Islanders, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus did not take part in the team's morning skate, so barring a drastic change in his condition, consider him out for Monday.
  • Devils' Zubrus To Sit Again Saturday

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg) will not play Saturday against the Stars, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus has had difficulty regaining strength in his left leg after suffering lacerations in Monday's tilt with the Hurricanes. He hasn't resumed practicing and will miss his third straight contest due to the injury.
  • Devils' Zubrus Ruled Out For Second Straight

    News: Dainius Zubrus (leg) will miss Thursday's game against the Flyers, Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
    Analysis: Dainius Zubrus took part in the Devils' morning skate but indicated that he was "not quite there yet" with his recovery from the leg injury, so he'll be forced to sit out his second straight contest. A stalwart of the Devils' penalty kill, Zubrus provides more value in real-life terms than in the fantasy arena.