Player News - Devils

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Jacob Josefson will join Team Sweden in the World Championships.

Josefson had six goals and 11 points in 62 games in 2014-15. The 24-year-old now has 180 games worth of NHL experience under his belt. This will be the first time he's competed in the Worlds, although he did previously compete in the world junior championships.
Apr 17 - 11:02 AM

Eric Gelinas' trade value may be cashed in for a scoring forward if New Jersey Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is able to find the right match.

Still just 23 years old and still an RFA who just finished dinging the cap at a $900K, Gelinas has put up 13 goals and 48 points over his first 122 games in the NHL. He has also already accumulated 26 points with the man advantage. The Devils have approximately $47.61M committed to 14 players next season, meaning they have plenty of room to absorb a hefty contract or two.
Apr 14 - 7:18 PM

Bryce Salvador, who missed most of the 2014-15 campaign with a back injury, wants to play next season.

Salvador had two assists in just 15 games this season and hasn't played since Nov. 10. "I'm to the point where I'm active again and I've been able to start rehab. I've been doing some rehab over the last several months. So we're just kind of playing it by ear, seeing if it gets back to the point where I'm able to play with it," Salvador said. Even if he does get to the point where he can play again though, he might not end up doing so. At the age of 39, he's set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. For their part, the Devils GM Lou Lamoriello isn't revealing whether he would be interested in re-signing Salvador.
Apr 14 - 11:19 AM

Keith Kinkaid has agreed to a two-year contract extension with New Jersey worth $1.45 million.

The one-way deal will earn Kinkaid $700,000 and $750,000. He had a 6-5-4 record with a .915 save percentage and a 2.59 goals-against average in 19 appearances this past year. He doesn't have any fantasy value behind workhorse netminder Cory Schneider.
Apr 13 - 3:22 PM

The New Jersey Devils have assigned Stefan Matteau to the AHL.

The 21-year-old spent most of the season in the minors but he did get a seven-game stint late in the year. The former first round pick is still young and he has some intriguing upside going forward.
Apr 12 - 2:47 PM

The New Jersey Devils have assigned Reid Boucher to the AHL.

The 21-year-old had just one goal and a minus-4 rating in 11 NHL games this season. Boucher was the Devils' fourth round pick in 2011.
Apr 12 - 2:45 PM

Patrik Elias will return to the Devils next season.

Elias turns 39 tomorrow and has one year remaining on his contract. "I don't know. Honestly, my health and how I feel will be factors," Elias said about another contract. "I'd love to play more, but there's got to be an interest in me. Hypothetically in 2016-17, if a team comes to me, whether it's the Devils or someone else, and says, 'We just want you for your experience and playing on the fourth line,' I don't think I'd go through another season just for that. It would be tough to do that even here.I still believe I have a couple more years left in me if I'm in the right situation. But every year takes a toll on your body and I still want to enjoy my life after. Sometimes you have to look at it and ask, 'Is it worth doing it?' " Elias ended the season with 34 points, his worst season since 1996-97 when he had five points in only 17 games.
Apr 12 - 8:11 AM

Steve Bernier had 15 penalty minutes on Saturday.

The forward took a five minute major for kneeing and received a game misconduct as well for his misdeed. Bernier finished the season with only 28 penalty minutes and 32 points. He took only four minors all season but had the kneeing major, the misconduct and one fighting major (David Savard) in 2014-15.
Apr 12 - 8:02 AM

Cory Schneider blocked 24 of 27 shots in the Devils’ 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

Schneider won’t get the the love he deserves, especially in the Vezina list, and that’s a shame, because he has been flat-out fantastic. If he had more wins (26-30-9), he’d be a Vezina finalist. Instead, he ends the season with a 2.25 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. He's a top-line goalie without the support right now.
Apr 11 - 9:46 PM

Damon Severson scored for the Devils in their 3-2 loss to the Panthers on Saturday night.

Though the 20-year-old had not recorded a point since March 23, Severson has the makings of a good offensive blueliner. He finishes his rookie season with five goals and 17 points in 51 games. Jordin Tootoo scored the other goal, while Steve Bernier (15) and Adam Henrique (12) led the way in penalty minutes.
Apr 11 - 9:44 PM

Reid Boucher will play in the Devils' season finale against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Through 10 games this season, the 22 year old Boucher has posted a goal and eight hits. He's scored 35 goals with AHL Albany the last two seasons, but it hasn't seemed to transfer to the National just yet. Boucher will skate to the right of Tuomo Ruutu and Jacob Josefson on the fourth line.
Apr 11 - 5:56 PM

Stefan Matteau will be scratched for Saturday's season finale against the Florida Panthers.

Matteau played just seven games with the Devils this season, registering a goal, four penalty minutes and 17 hits. Still just 21 years old, he's seen 24 NHL games thus far, posting two goals, four points, 10 PIMs, and 42 hits.
Apr 11 - 5:50 PM

Cory Schneider will get the start against the Florida Panthers on Saturday night.

Schneider comes in having asserted that he is one of the NHL's beet goaltenders, even if he's on a crummy team. Through 65 games this season, he's posted a 26-30-9 record with five shutouts, a .926 save percentage, and a 2.25 GAA. He also boasts 43 Quality Starts against just six Really Bad Starts this season.
Apr 10 - 8:20 PM

Seth Helgeson has been reassigned to AHL Albany.

Helgeson's latest stint with the Devils only lasted one game. That was likely by design though as Albany needs him back for its battle for a playoff spot. Helgeson has two assists in 22 games with New Jersey in 2014-15.
Apr 10 - 3:11 PM

Raman Hrabarenka has been returned to the AHL.

Hrabarenka got to make his NHL debut on Thursday and Devils GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello was very happy with how that went. However, AHL Albany still has a chance to make the playoffs, so Hrabarenka's short stint with New Jersey isn't surprising.
Apr 10 - 3:11 PM


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