Devils coach Brent Sutter said he would stick with the same lineup tonight against the Kings as he used in Friday's loss to the Rangers. Defensemen Sheldon Brookbank and Andy Greene will again be healthy scratches. Cam Janssen (right shoulder surgery, but ready to play) and Jay Pandolfo (pubic bone ligament) remain on injured reserve.
"We thought we'd go with the same lineup and ride it a little bit," Sutter said.
There was some speculation that Pandolfo might play tonight when he didn't skate this morning, but Sutter said he told Pandolfo to take the day off for a "mental and physical" break after skating hard for three consecutive days.
The Kings will be without defenseman Rob Blake tonight. He returned to Los Angeles because of a stress fracture in his ankle/foot and is expected to miss two weeks.
Greene, Brookbank, Janssen, Arron Asham, Rod Pelley and Kevin Weekes were the only Devils to skate this morning.