Devils place Zubrus on IR

The Devils have placed left wing Dainius Zubrus on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday morning.

Zubrus sat out his fourth straight game Tuesday night with an upper-body injury, the severity of which remains unknown. The 34-year-old forward suffered the injury in last Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Devils GM Lou Lamoriello told reporters Wednesday that the team should know more about the nature of the injury within the next 48 hours.

In the meantime, the team has recalled recently-acquired center Andrei Loktionov from Albany, New Jersey's AHL affiliate.

The 22-year-old Loktionov, acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings last week, has appeared in two games for the Albany Devils this season. He had seven goals and 15 assists in 37 games for the Manchester Monarchs before being shipped to the Devils for a fifth-round draft pick.