With defenseman Mike Mottau ready to return from his two-game suspension, defenseman Jay Leach was sent back down to Lowell of the AHL today.
Leach earned his first NHL point with an assist in Sunday's 7-3 victory in Tampa Bay.
Mottau was suspended for his high hit on the Islanders Frans Nielsen a week ago.
John Madden did not practice today after missing the last three games with a bruised left ankle and will not accompany the team to Pittsburgh for Saturday's game.
The Devils are off after Saturday's game until they play on Thursday in Philadelphia, so skipping the Penguins' game would give Madden five more days to heal.