Severson will miss 4-5 weeks with a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Severson was injured while blocking a shot on December 6th vs. Washington. He played five games on it before it swelled up on Wednesday. His fractured ankle will not require surgery, but you won’t see him back in the lineup until mid-to-late January. Expect Eric Gelinas to return as a full-timer on the blue line.
Elias (groin) will return to the Devils lineup on Wednesday.
Elias has missed the last five games with a groin injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Senators. Elias will skate on the second line with Travis Zajac and Martin Havlat. He has 11 points (3G / 9A) in 26 games this season.
Schneider allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Devils’ loss to the Stars on Saturday. He was surprisingly given Monday night off, but will be back in goal tonight vs. the Senators. Schneider is 2-4-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .921 SV% through the first half of December.
Larsson (mumps) is on the ice for the morning skate; but not expected to dress.
Larsson has missed the last seven games with the mumps virus, but he is on the ice this morning. Despite taking part in the morning skate, Larsson is skating on the fourth pair so he is not expected to be in the lineup tonight vs. the Senators.
Zajac (groin/illness) will return to the Devils lineup on Monday.
Zajac missed the last eight games. He was dealing with a groin injury, but then got sick before he was ready to return to the lineup. He will centre the Devils top line with Scott Gomez and Jaromir Jagr on his wings. He has just eight points (4G / 4A) in 23 games this season.
Kinkaid stopped all three shots that he faced in relief of Cory Schneider on Saturday. In his only start since being recalled he stopped 37 of 39 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks. He has yet to record a win, but has posted a nice 1.64 GAA and .943 SV% in four games. Tonight will be a big night for him as he gets the start on Long Island, very close to his hometown.
The Devils have recalled Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL).
Sestito, 30, is off to the best of his AHL career having recorded 13 points (6G / 7A) in 26 games this season. He could be in the lineup tonight for Mike Cammalleri who is out with a bone bruise. Sestito has six assists in 86 career NHL games.
Cammalleri (lower-body) has been sent back to New Jersey; will not play Monday.
Cammalleri left Saturday’s game early and did not return. He has been dealing with a bone bruise and will miss his third of the last five games. Tim Sestito was recalled this morning and could get into the lineup tonight.
Gelinas has served as a healthy scratch in the last two games. He will come out of the press box and strap on the gear tonight in Dallas. He brings a bomb to the Devils blue line, but has just three goals and six assists in 23 games to show for it.
Schneider allowed three goals on 35 shots in the Devils loss to the Flyers on Thursday. In five starts this month, he has gone 2-3-0 with a 2.22 GAA and .930 SV%. Tonight he gets the nod in Dallas against a Stars team who have lost five of their last six. Schneider took the OTL in his first start vs. Dallas.
Brunner has cleared unconditional waivers and has mutually terminated his contract with the Devils.
Brunner leaves a $1.7 million contract on the table and will sign with HC Lugano (per swisshockeynews.ch). Brunner served as a healthy scratch in the last four games and had just seven points (2G / 5A) in 17 games this season.