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Devils’ Volchenkov won’t play thanks to ‘total body soreness’

Dec 28, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

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Saturday presents a mixture of good and bad injury news for the New Jersey Devils, who are moments away from facing the New York Islanders.

Hard-hitting defenseman Anton Volchenkov won’t play because of “total body soreness,” but he’ll be replaced by Bryce Salvador, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. Salvador missed the past 30 games with a fractured foot.

The other bit of positive news is that Ryane Clowe told the Star-Ledger that he responded well to his first game back in action on Friday.

“I felt good when I woke up,” Clowe said. “I was obviously a little tired and the body was a little sore after some bumping, but overall the head felt good.”

With their team captain and high-priced free agent acquisition finally back in action, perhaps the Devils could begin building a little momentum. It’s probably not fair to say they’re totally at full strength, however.

  1. 950003cups - Dec 28, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    WTF does “total body soreness” mean?

  2. csilojohnson - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Sounds like a new workout video.

    • shamu1the1whale - Dec 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      LOL!!

  3. devilsarethebest - Dec 28, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    *Total body suckness

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