Zacha (upper body) will not suit up in Tuesday's home game against the Penguins, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports. The 21-year-old missed Sunday's game and will see his absence continue. Zacha has been decent for the Devils this season, racking up 11 goals and 17 points in 53 games. With Zacha out, Kevin Rooney will stay in the lineup.
Zacha has an upper-body injury and won't play in Sunday's game versus the Sabres, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. Zacha hasn't missed a game yet this season, scoring 11 goals and adding six helpers in 53 outings. Kevin Rooney may bump up to third-line center as Zacha looks to get healthy for Tuesday's game versus the Penguins.
Zacha scored a goal in Tuesday's loss to the Blues. Zacha cut the Blues' lead to one in the first period, but St. Louis responded by scoring five straight goals to put the Devils away decisively. It's Zacha's second straight game with a goal and he now has 11 tallies and five assists on the season.
Zacha lit the lamp in the second period, but it was far from enough in a 5-1 loss to Los Angeles on Tuesday. Zacha simply doesn't shoot enough to be a factor in fantasy land. In his past eight games, he's only take more than two shots one time. Given that he doesn't set up goals, it's hard to be relevant when you aren't getting pucks to the net. Zacha did manage a career high in goals for a season, but when nine is your career high, it's a sure sign that you're not a scoring threat.
Zacha notched a goal and an assist in Monday's win over the Penguins. Zacha notched an assist on Brian Boyle's second-period goal to break a three-game pointless slump, and he snapped his 10-game goalless drought on the power play late in the final frame. It was his first score since the calendar flip, and it tied his career high of eight goals. He scored eight goals in each of the previous two seasons, but it took him at least 69 games in each campaign while it took 44 contests this season.
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