Volchenkov (undisclosed) has been activated from IR and will play tonight.
Volchenkov has missed the last three games but will play tonight in Eric Gelinas place, who has been assigned to Albany. Volchenkov is a more useful player for the Devils than he is for your fantasy team. He has six assists in 31 games.
Volchenkov was suspended for an elbow he dished out to Bruins forward Brad Marchand last night. It was a vicious elbow and Marchand left the game and did not return. He also won't play tonight. Volchenkov is also a repeat offender which didn't help his cause.
Devils' Anton Volchenkov faces hearing for elbowing.
He could become the latest to be suspended after his Thursday morning phone hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shananan for throwing an elbow the night before. He appeared to lead with his elbow when hitting Brad Marchand in the head during the second period. The Boston Bruins winger grabbed his head and slowly dropped to the ice. Marchand had to be helped to the dressing room and the Bruins announced during the third period that he was not returning for the night. There was no update on his condition after the game. Volchenkov received a five-minute major and game misconduct.
Defenseman Anton Volchenkov is riding the stationary bicycle. Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said Volchenkov wanted to practice, but they decided to hold him out for the day after he was hit in the mouth with a shot Sunday night.
The Devils are being careful with their shot-blocking machine. However, expect Volchenkov to play tomorrow night against the Leafs.