This kind of deja vu Leo Komarov Jersey Womens , the New Jersey Devils can do without.Last January when the Nashville Predators most recently visited New Jersey, the Devils had seven injured regulars missing from the lineup. As such, the resulting 3-0 loss to the Predators was not a big surprise.Now, with the teams again set to face off Thursday at Prudential Center, the Devils are hoping for a better result despite another rash of injuries.Article continues below ...The Devils (4-2-0) placed defensemen Steven Santini and Ben Lovejoy, and winger Drew Stafford, on injured reserve earlier this week. Veteran center Travis Zajac is battling a lower body injury and may not be able to play Thursday, while winger Jesper Bratt remains on IR with a fractured jaw. Then there is goaltender Cory Schneider, who is still rehabbing offseason hip surgery in the minor leagues.“That’s a lot hanging over our heads, but we have to be ready to play,” said Devils coach John Hynes. “We have a team picked to win the Stanley Cup coming in Womens Kyle Palmieri Jersey , and they’re coming off a loss, so we we’ve got to be ready to play no matter what.”Four players were recalled from the Devils AHL affiliate in Binghamton this week. Rookie forward John Quenneville is back after starting the season in New Jersey, as is veteran defenseman Eric Gryba. They are joined by forward Kevin Rooney and former KHL defenseman Yegor Yakovlev in joining the Devils for Thursday’s contest.“Those guys should bring energy to your team and you should have some real hungry guys in your room,” said Hynes. “That’s important to find ways to win.”The Devils are looking to snap a two-game slide, punctuated by Saturday’s lackluster 5-2 loss to the Flyers in Philadelphia. In response, Hynes put the team through a series of battle drills in an exhausting practice on Monday before returning to normal hockey drills the next two days.“We kind of got away the last few games from our game,” said Devils forward Marcus Johansson. “We’re going to make sure we’re ready to play hard when the next game comes up.”Despite Tuesday’s 5-4 home-ice loss to the San Jose Sharks, the Predators won seven of their first nine games this season. The defeat snapped a five-game winning streak.Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals and added an assist in the loss, and has six goals, tied for the team lead with Filip Forsberg. However, it wasn’t enough as the Predators surrendered three unanswered goals in the third period.“We weren’t going to win out the rest of the season http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-david-savard-jersey ,” Nashville forward Colton Sissons told nhl.com. “Obviously, it stings a little more when you have a two-goal lead heading into the third in your own building. We don’t like that one bit.”While the Predators do not have the injury woes New Jersey does, they are a bit banged up. Defenseman Dan Hamhuis left Tuesday’s game with an undisclosed injury and his availability for Thursday’s game in New Jersey is not known. And Pekka Rinne, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, is on IR with as lower body injury.In Rinne’s place, 23-year-old Juuse Saros was elevated to the starter’s role. He has four wins in five decisions on the season with a 2.37 goals-against average and one shutout, but did allow five goals on 32 shots in the loss to San Jose.“One of the best up-and-coming goalies in the league,” Forsberg said of Saros to The Tennessean.Added Predators coach Peter Laviolette, “Juuse has given us no reason to think he can’t handle this.”The Predators won each of their last three visits to Prudential Center, including last year’s blanking of the Devils. Saros has two career appearances against the Devils, a regulation win and an overtime loss to go along with a 1.45 GAA. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carter Hart has earned the nickname Starter Hart in Philly.Why sit him?The most popular Flyers rookie this side of Gritty the mascot has certainly turned into their most productive one — and Hart has sparked a franchise on the brink of a breakup with a gleam of hope for the future.Phil Varone Anthony Mantha Jersey , Travis Konecny and James van Riemsdyk scored to lead Philadelphia to its season-high fourth straight win, 3-1 over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.Hart has won all four of those games in goal for the Flyers, a needed highlight for one of the worst teams in the NHL. He stopped 31 shots against the Jets and won his seventh game since his late-December call-up.“I feel comfortable at this level,” Hart said. “The boards are the same, the ice is the same, just got to go out and play. That’s the approach that I have to have.”Varone knocked in his second goal of the season midway through the second period for a 1-0 lead. Jack Roslovic tied it on a deflection.Konecny snapped the tie on a redirection past Laurent Brossoit with 1:14 left in the second for his 13th goal of the season. Hart made the lead stand up and van Riemsdyk scored late to help the Flyers build a modest winning streak against four teams with winning records.“I thought we played fine,” Brossoit said. “I thought we outplayed them, for the most part. The goalie on the other end had a good game.”The rest of the league should soon know the goalie on the other end’s name.Philadelphia opened the second half of the season aware that these could be the final games together for a core group of veterans that have little to show for several seasons of solid individual statistics — and no deep playoff run.“We have good players,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said. “We haven’t been a good team.”The Flyers entered 14 points out of the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and Fletcher is prepared to make changes by the Feb. 25 trade deadline. He said Monday that All-Star center and team captain Claude Giroux is the only veteran he won’t trade. Giroux does have a no-trade clause, but a deal that involved the popular holdover from the 2010 Stanley Cup Final team might cause a half-empty Wells Fargo Center to completely thin out.“We have a lot of good players here, but I would never say never to almost anybody besides Giroux Darren Helm Jersey ,” Fletcher said.The Flyers can stick the 20-year-old Hart on the untouchable list, too.Hart made a spot start in the minors Saturday to stay sharp because the Flyers’ bye week blended into the All-Star break.“That was good for all of us to have that week off just to kind of not think about hockey and get a little bit of time away from the game so we can make a push here,” Hart said.The Flyers would need an improbable run to make the postseason for the second straight year — and even the GM isn’t sure it’s in the cards.“We’d like to get some pieces that could be a part of this for a few years,” Fletcher said.Fletcher has talked to pending free agent Wayne Simmonds about his role in the rebuild. Philadelphia could stay the course and try to sign Simmonds to a new deal. But the solid scorer and team leader with a $3.75 million salary cap hit could net the Flyers key pieces as they look toward the future.“Clearly in the next few weeks, we will have to resolve that one way or the other,” Fletcher said.Fletcher won’t wave the white flag on this season quite yet. But the GM who replaced the fired Ron Hextall in November knows he wasn’t brought aboard to keep the status quo.“We’re at a stage where we need a big run here,” Fletcher said.NOTES: Flyers D Shayne Gostisbehere was a late scratch with an undisclosed injury.UP NEXTThe Jets play Tuesday at Boston. “I don’t want to make excuses after the break, everyone’s in the same situation, but we have to be sharper tomorrow,” defenseman Josh Morrissey said.The Flyers play Thursday at Boston.