Devils’ president and general manager Lou Lamoriello announced that defenseman Bryce Salvador will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a concussion today. There has been no decision yes as to whether or not to place Salvador on the long-term injured reserve list.
Salvador left Tuesday’s game against Philadelphia after being hit by James van Riemsdyk in the first period. The defenseman returned a few shifts later, and was hit by Scott Hartnell. Salvador left the ice and did not return. Lamoriello believes it wasn’t just one hit that caused the concussion.
“I really can’t answer what caused it, but it was a combination of a couple of games’ hits,” Lamoriello said to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record. “I wouldn’t be able to pinpoint anything other than there was certainly concern immediately and rather than say anything I wanted to make sure that he went through all the proper procedures and diagnostic tests. But he will be out indefinitely.”
Salvador also fought Kris Newbury during Saturday’s game against the Rangers, receiving several shots to the head.