Zajac To Sit Weds with Ailing Achilles

Standard Spin: Devils' F Travis Zajac has been a little sluggish - 3 points in 8 games - since returning from an achilles tear that cost him the first 30 games of the regular season.  Apparently he's been dealing with some routine pain and swelling, so the Devils have decided to give him a rest Wednesday.  Considering the nature of the injury it's not at all surprising that Zajac would take a while to get going.  Expect a few more weeks of turbulence followed by a stronger finish to the year.  (Jan.4)