Zajac (undisclosed) will return to the lineup against Vegas on Wednesday. Zajac missed just one game as a result of his undisclosed injury. Despite averaging 1:39 of ice time with the man advantage, the Winnipeg native has tallied just four power-play points. While he won't reach the 40-point mark for what would have been a third consecutive season, the center has already notched 10 goals and 10 helpers despite playing in just 51 games.
Zajac (undisclosed) will travel with the team for its upcoming West Coast road trip, Amanda Stein of the team's official site reports. The road trip begins Wednesday in Vegas, which will be Zajac's next chance to return to action after he missed Saturday's win against the Predators. Zajac was able to skate Monday morning, so if he continues to make progress in Tuesday's practice and Wednesday's morning skate, he'll have a good chance to take on the Golden Knights. With just 10 goals and 10 assists in 51 contests, Zajac's had a disappointing season, but he'll likely remain in the team's top-six group of forwards and see consistent power-play time for the remainder of 2017-18.
Zajac (undisclosed) did not make the trip to Nashville for Saturday's game against the Predators, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. The Devils will return home Saturday evening before embarking on a two-week West Coast road trip Monday that begins with a contest against the Golden Knights on Wednesday. His one-game absence shouldn't be alarming, but it would be a big red flag if Zajac doesn't leave with the team for the following trip. Christoph Bertschy, Drew Stafford and Jimmy Hayes are candidates to rejoin the lineup Saturday in his absence, while another spot in the top six and on the power play will also open.
Zajac left Thursday's 3-2 loss to the Jets in the second period with an apparent injury and did not return, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Zajac sustained his injury when he took a big hit from Winnipeg's Andrew Copp. The specific nature of his injury remains unknown, but the Devils should provide an update on his status ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Predators.
Zajac scored two power-play goals and added an assist in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Canadiens. Zajac blew this one open with a pair of power-play goals in the final two minutes of the opening frame, doubling the 2-0 lead his team had built up to that point. With this effort, the 32-year-old center has now cracked double-digit goals in 10 different NHL campaigns, including each of the past five. Still, Zajac's 20 points in 50 appearances this season suggest his value in standard leagues is limited.
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