Bastian will miss out versus Tampa Bay on Tuesday due to an upper-body injury, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

Bastian has just one point in his last six contests while also dishing out 21 hits and averaging 10:37 of ice time. Bastian may have been in danger of losing his roster spot even if healthy with Curtis Lazar poised to make his Devils debut. Once given the all-clear, Bastian figures to be in the mix for a bottom-six role but could periodically serve as a healthy scratch.

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