The New Jersey Devils scratched workhorse forward Dainius Zubrus, who has what the team has called "an upper body injury," on Thursday.
Zubrus has scored one goal and four points in nine games this season for New Jersey (5-1-3).
It appears he suffered the injury during a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday. The team did not say how long he would be sidelined.
Rookie forward Stefan Matteau replaced Zubrus in the starting lineup.