Dainius Zubrus will have exploratory wrist surgery Thursday and will miss anywhere from two to eight weeks.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello says the forward's timetable for return depends on what's found during the surgery. This means he could be back by the beginning of March or be out until mid-April. Zubrus has a goal and three assists. Alexei Ponikarovsky will assume Zubrus' role now.