Volchenkov played just five minutes in the first period before leaving.
In 16 games this season Volchenkov has not scored and has three assists. The 31-year-old defenseman is currently in the fourth year of a six-year, $25.5 million contract he signed with the team in free agency prior to the 2010-11 season. In his previous three years with the team injuries have been a problem as he's appeared in just 166 of a possible 212 regular season games for the Devils.
The injury problems shouldn't be a huge surprise given his style of play (a physical, shot-blocking defenseman) and the fact they existed in Ottawa as well, but it does leave the Devils defense shorthanded.