Devils center Bobby Holik left tonight's 4-3 shootout victory over the Capitals after fracturing his right pinkie in the second period.
Holik was injured when the Devils were on the power play with about 10 minutes left in the second period. A clearing attempt by Washington's Alex Ovechkin struck him on the hand.
"My pinkie got caught between the puck and the stick," Holik said.
Holik had a big splint on his pinkie after the game. It was unclear if it's an injury he can play through.
"We'll find out in the next couple of days," Holik said. "I think I'm going to see another doctor in Jersey."
The Devils have three days off before playing their next game on Wednesday night against Dallas.
If Holik is unable to play Wednesday, the Devils will have to call up a forward from Lowell with Brian Rolston out with a high right ankle sprain.
Devils coach Brent Sutter wasn't sure what adjustments he'd make to his lineup if Holik is out for a while.
"Petr (Vrana) might be put into a bigger role," Sutter said. "Who knows?"
Vrana scored his first NHL goal tonight.
In a span of 48 hours, the two big players the Devils signed on July 1 have both been injured.
When I asked Holik who else they signed this summer that might get injured, he replied, "Anssi Salmela. He's in the minors. You'd better keep an eye on him."