Right wing Matt Halischuk is in New Jersey today to be examined by team doctors after injuring his right leg in Lowell's 4-0 AHL loss to Wilkes Barre/Scranton in Pennsylvania. Halischuk was hit hard into the boards and could not put any weight on his right leg as he left the ice.
There is no word yet on the extent of his injury.
"He's in New Jersey to be looked at by our doctors and we'll just have to wait and see," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said this morning.
Halischuk was the Devils' fourth-round draft pick in 2007. He earned an assist in his first NHL game - a 6-5 shootout loss to Toronto on Oct. 29- but was sent back down to Lowell last Sunday.
The Devils' growing list of injured players -- Martin Brodeur (torn left biceps tendon), Brian Rolston (high right ankle sprain), Bobby Holik (broken right pinky), Andy Greene (broken right hand), Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (cracked orbital bone) and Paul Martin (upper body soreness) -- has already cost them 27 man games (including the one Jamie Langenbrunner missed with his bruised left knee)
"You can't waste energy on what you can't control," Lamoriello said.