Player News - Devils

Date: Team: Pos:

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

Stephen Gionta (hand) is wearing a soft cast and isn't skating yet.

Gionta was initially projected to miss four-to-six weeks, but he might end up exceeding that timetable. He is approaching the four-week mark of his time on the sidelines and is now expected to be out for another two-to-three weeks.
Jan 23 - 10:41 AM

Bryce Salvador has been sidelined since Nov. 10 because of a back injury.

"He's under doctor's care with his back and it's just a case of when they feel he has the strength to come (back)," GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello said. "I think it's going to be sooner than later. It's not going to be that long." Salvador has two assists in 15 games this season.
Jan 22 - 5:47 PM

Damon Severson had another X-ray on his ankle this week.

"He's going to come out of the walking cast and just be put in a boot now," said GM and interim coach Lou Lamoriello. "It will be at least another two to three weeks (before he starts skating)." Severson has been out of action since Dec. 15 because of a non-displaced fracture in his left ankle.
Jan 22 - 5:42 PM

Tuomo Ruutu (flu) should be available to play Wednesday against Toronto.

He's expected to resume practices with the Devils on Monday after the All-Star break is over. New Jersey will have to activate him off injured reserve to get him back in the fold.
Jan 22 - 5:36 PM

Jaromir Jagr (flu) is expected to be back for practice on Monday.

He should be ready to play when the Devils host Toronto on Wednesday after the All-Star break.
Jan 22 - 5:33 PM

Scott Clemmensen hasn't been discouraged by the fact that he's spent the last couple of months in the minors.

"I'm having fun," Clemmensen said. "Obviously, I'm late in my career here. I would rather be in the NHL. Everybody wants to be in the NHL and further their career as long as they can, but the situation being as it is, it's very rewarding for me. I get to be around these young guys. I get to work with (Albany goalie coach) Johan Hedberg, a guy I really admired as a player myself. I get to work with him every day as well as Scott Wedgewood and Maxime Clermont, too. They're younger goalies who are great guys and good goalies. It's been very rewarding for me." It helps that Clemmensen lives close enough to Albany that he's able to stay at home and, as he pointed out, he's still getting paid to play hockey. Clemmensen has been solid in the minors, a point emphasize
Jan 22 - 9:09 AM

Joe Whitney has been sent to AHL Albany.

It's an opportunity for Whitney to continue to play during the NHL All-Star break. On top of that, he'll participate in the AHL All-Star Game on Monday. He has 14 goals and 33 points in 35 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jan 21 - 11:01 AM


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