Scouting the Devils

The status of Petr Sykora, expected to be New Jersey’s second-line left winger, is up in the air for tonight. The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported that Sykora missed today’s morning skate because of flu symptoms. If Sykora is unable to play, the Devils most likely would use defenseman Mark Fraser in a fourth-line role. The Devils are without goalie Martin Brodeur, who hurt his shoulder when the Kings visited Newark on Oct. 13, and they remain without center Travis Zajac. That has led the Devils to put Zach Parise at center, alongside Ilya Kovalchuk on a formidable first line. For the latest on the Devils, here are a couple stories from the Star-Ledger, followed by the expected lineups for the Kings and Devils as well as the Devils’ full roster…

Petr Sykora ill; defenseman Mark Fraser could play forward

Move from left wing to center was a surprise to Zach Parise






Ilya Kovalchuk-Zach Parise-Nick Palmieri
Mattias Tedenby-Patrik Elias-Dainius Zubrus
Rod Pelley-Adam Henrique-David Clarkson
Mark Fraser-Brad Mills-Cam Janssen

Andy Greene-Adam Larsson
Bryce Salvador-Anton Volchenkov
Henrik Tallinder-Mark Fayne

Johan Hedberg
Keith Kinkaid


2 — Mark Fraser — D
5 — Adam Larsson — D
6 — Andy Greene — D
7 — Henrik Tallinder — D
8 — Dainius Zubrus — C
9 — Zach Parise — LW
10 — Rod Pelley — C
11 — Brad Mills — C
12 — Nick Palmieri — RW
14 — Adam Henrique — C
15 — Petr Sykora — RW
16 — Jacob Josefson — C
17 — Ilya Kovalchuk — LW
21 — Mattias Tedenby — RW
22 — Eric Boulton — LW
23 — David Clarkson — RW
24 — Bryce Salvador — D
25 — Cam Janssen — RW
26 — Patrik Elias — C
28 — Anton Volchenkov — D
29 — Mark Fayne — D

Injured-reserve list
19 — Travis Zajac — C
30 — Martin Brodeur — G

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