The Devils are not classifying left wing Ryan Carter’s injury as a concussion. In fact, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello won’t even say it’s a head injury, calling it "upper body" instead.

"He’s not going on IR. He’s day to day," Lamoriello said of Carter. "That’s all I’ll say about it right now."

Carter did not accompany the team to Washington for Thursday’s game and will also sit out Saturday afternoon’s rematch with the Capitals at Verizon Center after being hit in the head on a sandwich check by Dave Dziurzynski and Chris Neil in the second period of Monday’s 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa.

When asked if Carter might be available for Sunday’s home game against Winnipeg, Lamoriello replied, "I couldn’t answer that right now."

Tedenby in hospital

Left wing Mattias Tedenby remains in a Glens Falls, N.Y., hospital after being cut in the face by a skate in the Albany Devils AHL game at Adirondack last Friday.

"The doctors don’t want to let him out until the swelling goes down," Lamoriello said.

Lamoriello had thought Tedenby would be released from the hospital Sunday, but said he’s now "day to day."

Lamoriello also said when Tedenby is released he will come to New Jersey so his recovery can be overseen by the team’s doctors and staff.