Devils Pre-Game 2/21/13

New Jersey Devils (9-2-4) at Washington Capitals (5-9-1)

7:00 PM • Verizon Center • MSG Plus, 660 WFAN & 101.9 FM

Pre-Game Availability

  • No morning skate. Head Coach Pete DeBoer will be available to the media at 4:45pm, with player availability following.

Pre-Game Notes

  • This marks the first time in team history that the club will play consecutive regular-season road games in the same city. The Devils will play five of their next six games away from Prudential Center.
  • New Jersey has won the last four meetings between the two teams (last loss, November 11, 2011, 3-1 at Prudential Center).
  • The Devils have won 6 of their last 9 games overall and are 15-3-4 in their last 22 regular season contests dating back to 2011-12.
  • Patrik Elias posted 1g-1a in New Jersey’s 3-2 overtime win vs. Washington on January 25. With 20g-32a-52pts in his career he has passed Kirk Muller (20g-31a-51pts) as the franchise’s all-time scoring leader vs. the Capitals.
  • LW Ryan Carter did not travel with the team and will not play tonight.
  • Albany Devils’ forward Mattias Tedenby is celebrating his 23rd birthday today.

Recent Transactions

  • Feb. 17: Assigned C Jacob Josefson to Albany (AHL). Re-called  C Andrei Loktionov from Albany.
  • Feb. 14: Assigned C Andrei Loktionov to Albany (AHL).
  • Feb. 13: Acquired LW Alexei Ponikarovsky from Winnipeg for a seventh-round choice in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft & a fourth-round choice in the 2014 draft. Placed RW Dainius Zubrus on Injured Reserve and re-called C Andrei Loktionov from Albany (AHL).
  • Feb. 6: Acquired C Andrei Loktionov from Los Angeles for New Jersey’s fifth round choice in 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
  • Feb. 2: Re-called RW Bobby Butler from Albany (AHL).
  • Feb. 1: RW Matt Anderson was assigned to Albany (AHL).

Injuries

  • LW Ryan Carter did not travel with the team to Washington.
  • RW Dainius Zubrus (7 gms missed) underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Feb. 14 and is out 4-6 weeks.

Total Man-Games Lost to Injury/Illness: 9

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