Devils right wing Brian Rolston left tonight's 1-0 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers with what he said was a high right ankle sprain.
Roslton left the building on crutches with a boot on his his right foot. I tried to ask Rolston twice if he had an X-ray on the ankle and both times was cut off by the Devils' senior director of communications.
The Devils did not say how much time Rolston will miss, but it looks like there's no chance he'll play Saturday in Washington.
Rolston lost an edge as he was turning and slammed hard into the boards in the left corner of the Atlanta zone with 9:54 remaining in the game.
"I was going in on the forecheck, I lost an edge and just went into the boards funny," Rolston said. "I think I have a high ankle sprain at this point. I just went in funny. It was my ankle. My knee is fine and everything."
Rolston said he was relieved that it wasn't his knee.
"I wasn't sure," Rolston said. "I was trying to be safe more than anything, so we've had it all checked out and we'll just see how it comes around in the next couple of days."