Devils to pay

MIKE ZEISBERGER

, Last Updated: 5:25 PM ET

Circle March 20 on your calendars.

That's the night Cam Janssen and the New Jersey Devils come to town, an evening when Wade Belak says business will be taken care of.

One of the most memorable images in the wake of Janssen's late hit on Tomas Kaberle on Friday was Darcy Tucker, in street clothes, yelling at the Devils pugilist.

"I let him know that for him, it's not a big deal. But for the rest of his teammates, it's a big deal," Tucker said last night.

"He has to understand that his two minutes a game (of ice time) doesn't matter. It's the rest of the guys on his team who play 20 minutes a game that are going to have to answer for what he did. That's how I look at it."

TOO MUCH OR TOO FEW?

Was a three-game suspension a harsh enough punishment for Janssen?

Not according to Buffalo Sabres co-captain Daniel Briere, whoe teammate Chris Drury was concussed after being hit by Ottawa's Chris Neil just 10 days ago.

Briere was asked if he was glad to see the league suspend Janssen.

"Yes," Briere said. "But even that is a little slap on the wrist. I would still like to see (the league) be more accountable."

Leafs defenceman Bryan McCabe isn't sure any suspension could make up for Kaberle's loss.

"It's good (the NHL) did something," he said. "But I don't know if anything is good enough when your best player is out. Obviously the (Kaberle-Janssen) tradeoff was not what we were looking for."

Kaberle briefly visited his teammates before the game.

"He looks good," Jeff O'Neill said. "Some guys look groggy after that, but the colour is back in his cheeks."

ALL'S WELL WITH WELLWOOD

Kyle Wellwood, who has been out since late December because of a sports hernia, plans on taking the morning skate Tuesday to kick off a series of full practices. He hopes to be back in the lineup within two weeks.


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