Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

Tuomo Ruutu (flu) has been officially activated off of the injured reserve list.

Ruutu was already projected to return to the lineup on Wednesday, but this is further confirmation. He has five goals and eight points in 43 games in 2014-15.
Jan 28 - 3:48 PM

Travis Zajac (illness) was able to participate in Wednesday's practice.

Zajac stayed off the ice Tuesday due to the disease. He should be fine to play against Toronto Wednesday night.
Jan 28 - 10:57 AM

Cory Schneider will play between the pipes on Wednesday against Toronto.

Schneider endured a rough October, but he's gotten better as the season's gone on. At this point he has a solid 2.41 GAA and .920 save percentage in 41 starts in 2014-15. There's a decent chance he'll end up improving on that in the final months of the season.
Jan 27 - 6:51 PM

Tim Sestito has been sent down to AHL Albany.

Sestito went unclaimed on waivers, so his demotion was expected. He has six goals and 13 points in 27 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jan 27 - 2:38 PM

Tim Sestito successfully cleared waivers.

Sestito has two assists and 33 penalty minutes in 15 games in 2014-15. The 30-year-old should be regarded as a depth forward.
Jan 27 - 12:26 PM

Tuomo Ruutu (flu) is ready to return.

Ruutu missed three contests due to the illness, but unlike Jaromir Jagr, Ruutu's illness wasn't later revealed to be the mumps. "I was pretty sick for a while," Ruutu said. "But, you know what? After being sick like that, even though it was nothing serious, there's nothing better than feeling normal. You appreciate it so much more when you're actually healthy." He has five goals and eight points in 40 games this season.
Jan 27 - 11:12 AM

Jaromir Jagr has been dealing with the mumps.

That's not really a surprise given that his illness took him out for three straight games before the All-Star break. He's expected to return on Wednesday.
Jan 27 - 11:10 AM

Tim Sestito has been placed on waivers by New Jersey.

He has to clear to be returned to the AHL because he's appeared in 15 games with the big club this year. Sestito has two assists and 33 penalty minutes.
Jan 26 - 12:53 PM

Patrik Elias got two assists in what might be his last All-Star appearance.

Elias, 38, was playing in his fourth All-Star Game. Over the course of his career he's scored a goal and seven points during the competition. He has six goals and 20 points in 37 contests, which aren't exactly All-Star numbers, but the NHL picks at least one player from each team and the Devils didn't provide the league with a great pool to choose from.
Jan 26 - 9:38 AM

The Devils have not made any decisions as to whether Adam Oates or Scott Stevens could be the team’s head coach of the future.

General manager Lou Lamoriello would not tip his hand as to whether they are even candidates. "I'm not going to get into discussions about any of that," Lamoriello said. "Right now, all of us are just focused on what we're doing right now and how we can get going in the right direction. Everybody's thinking that way. Nobody's thinking any other way. If anybody is, I'm not aware of it and have seen no indications of it in the work ethic and the time that's being put into it – not that it wasn't the case before." Lamoriello, along with Stevens and Oates, have all been behind the bench after Peter DeBoer was fired.
Jan 24 - 11:20 PM

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello says that his approach come the March 2 trade deadline has not changed amidst a disappointing 17-22-8 record.

The Devils are 15 points out of a playoff spot, and the oldest team in the league could stand to part ways with veterans on expiring deals. Jaromir Jagr, Scott Gomez, Marek Zidlicky, Michael Ryder and Martin Havlat should all be on the table to move. "But, that's no different than any other season," Lamoriello said. "There's nothing different here than any other season. So, when the appropriate time comes to think A, B and C, that end of my role has never changed and should never change. So, it's no different today than it was any other year." What could hurt the Devils’ future is if the typically stubborn Lamoriello thinks he can contend for the rest of the season.
Jan 24 - 11:17 PM

New Jersey Devils President, GM and co-coach Lou Lamoriello is being sued by former Devils Arena Entertainment President Rich Krezwick for $2.3 million.

Krezwick was fired and is suing for lost wages, in August, 2013, a day after the Devils and their new arena was sold to Josh Harris and David Blitzer. Harris and Blitzer were not named in the suit. The suit alleges that Lamoriello "had been speaking ill of him, calling him unprofessional and disorganized and accusing [Krezwick] of running the arena poorly, none of which was true." Stay tuned.
Jan 24 - 7:53 AM

Lou Lamoriello being sued for $2.39 million in U.S. District court by former president of Devils Arena Entertainment, Richard Krezwick.

The suit seems rather straight forward and zany at the same time. Lamoriello was peeved that former Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek hired Krezwick to handle the team’s business operations in 2009, relegating Lamoriello to merely the hockey side of operations. This resulted in the long time Devils executive to develop an "acrimonious" attitude towards Krezwick. The zany part is upon Krezwick and others' firing, Lamoriello positioned himself by the exit "to laugh as they passed by, as to take credit for their firing," per the lawsuit. Krezwick is seeking $2.39M from Lamoriello for "Lamoriello’s alleged interference in his prospective contract as well as an order restraining Lamoriello from "impugning Krezwick’s professional reputation and interfering in present and prospective contractual relationships."
Jan 23 - 7:29 PM

With four concussions in less than 18 months, Ryan Clowe's career could be over.

New Jersey Devils' GM Lou Lamoriello said it's, "very vague at this point" if or when Clowe will return to the ice. Clowe has not played since Nov. 8th, and has dressed just 98 times, including two playoff games with the Rangers, since 2012 for Sharks, Devils and aforementioned Rangers.
Jan 23 - 6:33 PM

Patrik Elias won't be upset if he's the last player picked in the NHL All-Star draft.

"It is what it is," Elias said. "It's good for the fans. It's fine. The draft is the draft. I don't care where I'm picked. I'm just happy to be there." Elias is looking to make the most of what might be his last appearance in an All-Star Game. At the age of 38, he has six goals and 20 points in 37 contests this season.
Jan 23 - 10:45 AM


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