Steckel (upper body injury) late scratch, Mair in

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils center David Steckel was a little scratch from Friday night's game against the Washington Capitals due to an "upper body injury," a team spokesman announced via e-mail.

Adam Mair dressed Steckel's place. After the game, interim coach Jacques Lemaire would not comment on when the injury occurred or its severity.

A team spokesman said that it was "a doctor's decision."