The Devils are hoping that getting a little healthier and a few days off to recharge and refocus will be enough to get them back on track.

Coming off consecutive shutout losses to Philadelphia and Minnesota last weekend, the Devils face the Flyers again tonight at Wells Fargo Center. They’ll likely have center Travis Zajac back in the lineup after he missed both shutout losses with a sprained right ankle.

Defenseman Anton Volchenkov said he’s "ready to go" for tonight as well after missing Sunday’s 4-0 defeat in Minnesota with a lower-body injury he sustained in the 1-0 loss to the Flyers. Defenseman Peter Harrold also might be available after recovering from a mysterious right elbow injury.

"Just having some of the guys back practicing picks our level of play up automatically," coach Pete DeBoer said Wednesday. "Having Zajac and Volchenkov out there and Harrold, you’re adding three NHL players into practice. That ramps things up."

Things also are looking up a little for left wing Patrik Elias, who missed the last two games because of back spasms. DeBoer and GM Lou Lamoriello said Elias is feeling better, but he’ll miss at least two more games – tonight in Philadelphia and Friday night in Toronto against former Devil David Clarkson and the Maple Leafs.

"Hopefully, we’ll get him back skating in the next few days. Hopefully," Lamoriello said of Elias. "But he’s feeling much better."

"I talked to him and he’s progressing in the right direction," DeBoer said. "The more of those positive signs we see, that definitely rubs off on the team."

The Devils need all the positives they can find. They’re 3-7-4 and only one point ahead of the Flyers for last place in the NHL.