Less than 24 hours later, according to Mikael Lalancette of Quebec's TVA Sports, Matteau was shipped back to juniors on Sunday.
Matteau netted just one goal and had two assists in 17 games with New Jersey. The 19-year old was a healthy scratch for three straight games before Saturday and had not recorded a point since New Jersey's loss in Buffalo on March 2.
As of 5:30 Sunday, the Devils had not announced any forwards to replace Matteau on their active roster.
UPDATE: (6:43 p.m)-- The Devils public relations released a statement confirming Matteau's return to Blainville-Boisbriand of the QMJHL.
I asked Albany Devils' coach Rick Kowalsky if he knew whether his club was losing a forward with the move, and he said "I have no idea."
Jacob Josefson has been an Albany scratch the last three games. I'm not sure if that pertains to this scenario, but it may.