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Devils captain Salvador a late scratch vs. Phoenix

Mar 27, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

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Desperate to keep their slim playoff chances alive, the Devils were dealt a tough blow when captain Bryce Salvador was scratched with a lower-body injury just prior to tonight’s game against the Coyotes.

The ailment, believed to be a groin issue, kept Salvador out of practice this week, but there was no confirmation he’d be missing tonight’s big game until just prior to puck drop.

Health-wise, it’s been a tough season  for the 38-year-old — he missed 30 straight games from October to December with a non-displaced stress fracture in his foot, then missed a pair of games in early March with a bruised collarbone.

All told, Salvador has appeared in just 40 games this year, scoring one goal and four points. He has one more year remaining on his three-year, $9.5 million deal.

  1. bleedrangerblue - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:04 PM

    Devils suck. Bunch of old men. LGR!!!

    • 950003cups - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:44 PM

      Zip it silly boy. You’re season will likely be just four more games than ours.

  2. qauzaq - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:22 PM

    I want to ask Devils fans a serious question. Is this guy is a good captain? I’m not trying talk trash I just honestly don’t know anything about him!

    • downwithbettman - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:26 PM

      Obviously I don’t know what it is like inside the locker room, but on the ice the guy is far from a leader. He is a horrible captain and I don’t know one fan who likes him as captain

  3. bleedrangerblue - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Do you know who Wayne Gretzky is?

  4. 950003cups - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Salvador is a joke. Sucks as a player and even worse as a captain. His contract should cost Lamoriello his job. Enough of this crap.

  5. bleedrangerblue - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    There’s a lot of contracts that should cost him his Job

    • 950003cups - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:57 PM

      Coming from a fan of the team ran by Glen Sather, that means a lot.

  6. bleedrangerblue - Mar 27, 2014 at 8:46 PM

    Aww devil fan crying. Here’s a tissue

  7. bleedrangerblue - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:02 PM

    Be nice I gave you a tissue.

    • 950003cups - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:55 PM

      My bad. 😦

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