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With Ryan Carter returning to the lineup against the Blackhawks following a knee injury, winger Mattias Tedenby was put on non-roster waivers by the team. The move allows for another team to claim him, but if he is not claimed, he can be sent down to Albany.

This move isn't very surprising, in fact it was a move that seemed like it was bound to happen. With Tedenby being put on non-roster waivers, it not only immediately cleared the roster space for Carter, but it does allow the Devils to stick him in Albany. At this point, it's just a matter of if he gets claimed by any team. If he is not claimed by noon on Saturday, he will be sent to the A-Devils.

At this juncture, it would be a better move for both parties if Tedenby is claimed by another team. The speedy, former first-round draft pick has shown some flashes of strong play, but has been plagued by inconsistency in his career. He never really seemed to fit into the Devils system, which requires both strong forechecking and backchecking.?

Tags: Albany Devils, Analysis, Hockey, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, nhl entry draft 2008, non-roster waivers, sweden, waivers
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If the New Jersey Devils score five goals a night, they are going to win a lot of hockey games. ?That's likely not going to be the case for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. ?Three goals a night is realistic and ideal for this team to be successful. ?While everyone may have been blinded by the offensive production last night, three aspects may have been overlooked that have been just as key over the last few games.

The first is backchecking. ?If you were at The Rock last night, you can see the whole ice and watch the entire play develop. ?I've never seen the Devils forwards hustle back on defense more than I did last night. ?Can you even recall an odd-man rush for Nashville last night? ?I can't. ?There were several times last night where Devils forwards caught up to Predator players and stole the puck in the neutral zone. ?I'm not sure if we will see it like that night every night, but that is one of the assets of this team with a few veterans out. ?Guys like Jacob Josefson and Mattias Tedenby need to take every stride like its their last. ?They've skated like their hockey lives have depended on it and it's helped this team win games.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Hockey, JACOB JOSEFSON, martin broduer, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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The New Jersey Devils closed out a strong weekend of play with a dominating 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators.? The win moves the Devils to 5-7-5 on the season.

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- This one was all Devils from the outset, as they were fast, disciplined and controlled the play all night.

Tags: Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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When New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador returns to the team, someone will have to head back to the minors. ?There are several different options to choose from for GM Lou Lamoriello, which makes the decision a difficult one. ?Dave and Jeff debate who should be the odd man out that's?sent to Albany.

Dave Turner:?

This is a tough decision, but the play of Eric Gelinas has put the Devils in a tough situation. If Gelinas wasn't playing as well as he is, the decision would be quite simple: send him back down to Albany. In the preseason he was good, and now in three games, he's already showing signs of the big-time expectations that this club has for him.

Tags: Analysis, Debate, Discuss, Eric Gelinas, JACOB JOSEFSON, MARK FAYNE, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Peter Harrold, Stephen Gionta
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The Devils assigned eight players to the AHL and returned one to WHL.

New Jersey assigned?goaltender Scott Wedgewood, defensemen Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill and forwards Stefan Matteau, Rod Pelley, Tim Sestito and Mike Sislo to Albany.

The returned defenseman Damon Severson to the WHL.

Tags: Alexander Urbom, Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Eric Gelinas, JACOB JOSEFSON, Krys Barch, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes, preseason, roster cuts, rostislav olesz, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta, Andrew Vazzano
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Game two featured the debut of quite a few new faces for New Jersey. The Islanders jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one period, but the Devils hung tough in the 5-3 loss.

Some notes and observations from the game:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, kyrs barch, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Notes, Post Game, preseason, rostislav olesz
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In a move that was long rumored over the summer, Damien Brunner will be attending training camp, looking to make the club.

This is a no-brainer if you ask me. Give him a tryout, see how he does, and if it doesn't pan out, there's no harm done.

Tags: Breaking News, Damien Brunner, Detroit Red Wings, Lineup Changes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Roster Moves, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau
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It might not count in the standings, but tonight we're finally treated to some Devils hockey for the first time since their April 27th loss at Madison Square Garden.

For some players, this is their first major chance to prove that they belong on the roster. For others, it's a chance to get some live game action and work towards being ready for the season.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Alexander Urbom, Analysis, cory schneider, Eric Gelinas, Gameday, Hockey, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, NHL, Notes, Pregame Thoughts, preseason, Reid Boucher, Upcoming Matchup
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As camp begins, the team is starting to take shape. Still, many questions remain about the roster and who will be a contributor this year. Here are five of the biggest questions coming into the season.

1. Can the defense begin to rebound?

Tags: Analysis, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, BRYCE SALVADOR, cory schneider, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Reid Boucher, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau, Training Camp, Training camp
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Tedenby, who spent about two weeks with the Devils to start this season, suffered the injury Friday during an Albany Devils game. For more on his recovery, check out Fire & Ice's post on it here.

Tags: AHL, Albany Devils, Devils, Devs, Injury Report, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Notes

As we hit the end of the shortened NHL season's first period, the word "trade" will quickly enter our vernacular.

For Devils fans -- with Andrei Loktionov and Alex Ponikarovsky's acquisitions-- the trade word has already entered your lexicon. And though the trade deadline is still 45 days away, a blockbuster involving the Devils is not out of the question.

So here's the question: should the Devils get in on the Jarome Iginla sweepstakes.

Tags: Alex Ponikarovsky, Andrei Loktionov, Boston Bruins, Buzz, Doug Gilmour, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Fl, Pittsburgh Penguins, Editorial Aside, Ryan Carter
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The Devils demoted Mattias Tedenby to their AHL affiliate in Albany on Monday -- a move not all that surprising given Tedenby's limited minutes in recent games. The question now is who will replace him on the roster. Adam Henrique's not quite back yet and in the end, he'll likely take Stefan Matteau's spot. Could it be Bobby Butler, who was one of the last players cut in training camp two weeks ago?

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

That sounds like it could be right wing Bobby Butler who gets the call after playing in tonight?s AHL All-Star Game in Providence.

Tedenby, who will turn 23 on Feb. 21,? had no goals and one assist in the Devils? first four games of the season.

Tags: Bobby Butler, Buzz, Devils, Devs, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils
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After changing things up a bit for Thursday's practice, the Devils apparently liked what they saw out there. At least to start, Mattias Tedenby will start on the top line with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk, while Dainius Zubrus slides down to second-line winger. Krys Barch will make his season debut, replacing Cam Janssen on the fourth line next to Stefan Matteau and Jacob Josefson.

Here's the official lineup and D pairings from today's morning skate:

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Tags: Capitals, Caps, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Devils, Devs, Lineup Changes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals
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Pete DeBoer changed things up Thursday morning, swapping Mattias Tedenby in for Dainius Zubrus on the top line at practice. It was Tedenby's first stint with Zajac since spending some time there during training camp, but the timing was what caught my eye. Tedenby was, for all intents and purposes, benched for most of Tuesday's game against Philadelphia after committing a stupid penalty early in the second period. Tedenby, a former first-round pick, obviously has an offensive skillset, but it's his defensive mistakes and those mental lapses that have impeded his playing time thus far in his career.

So, after giving Tedenby some time on the top line Thursday, DeBoer was asked whether the speedy winger is a project or a real weapon for the Devils:

I think that?s the question. ... I guess what I?m looking for is consistency in his game. Effort's always there. You never get a B-level effort out of him, but you?re looking for that consistency at both ends of the rink where a coach trusts putting you on the ice on a regular basis.
There's no disputing Tedenby's positives. Even Ilya Kovalchuk was effusive in his praise of his teammate's speed and shot, but those mental lapses are hard for a young player to kick. Just look at what's happening across the river with Chris Kreider, who is in danger of being sent down to the AHL after last year's playoff run. That said, I think what Tedenby brings to that top line ("Speed," is the word he used) makes it worth giving the experiment a shot. We already know what Kovy and Zajac can do together, but adding a dynamic speed element could really help create space on the ice for them, plus help stretch out defenses. Even if they don't do it against a Washington team that will likely be very aggressive and desperate tomorrow (more on that in a later post today), I'd expect them to give it a shot at some point this season. It's too tantalizing of a proposition not to try.
Tags: Buzz, Devils, Devs, Ilya Kovalchuk, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, TRAVIS ZAJAC

The Devils were back at it this morning, preparing for tomorrow's game against old friend Adam Oates, the new coach of the Washington Capitals.

Here's today's forwards with an interesting swap of LWs. I'll update this thread as we go along today.

ForwardsTedenby-Zajac-Kovalchuk

Tags: DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Devils, Devs, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Practice Report, Practice Reports
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Anyone who watched Saturday's game saw the chemistry on the Tedenby-Elias-Clarkson line. They were all over the ice and scored the second of the Devils' two goals, which is saying something considering the only reason the trio is together is Adam Henrique's injury. Pete DeBoer thinks it has a lot to do with the mentor-mentee relationship between Patrik Elias and Mattias Tedenby.

Via Tom Gulitti of The Record:

DeBoer likes how Elias has been active in speaking with linemate Mattias Tedenby during practices and games to try to help him the best he can.

?I think Patty?s taken Teddy under his wing, spent a lot of time with him,? DeBoer said. ?He gives him a lot of feedback on a shift-to-shift basis and that?s invaluable. It?s one thing for a player to hear it from a coach. When you?re hearing it from a Hall of Fame player I think it?s another level of sinking in.?

This has to be music to any Devils' fans ears. Tedenby wasn't even a lock to make the team out of camp (although he was prohibitive favorite), but he played Saturday like we haven't seen him really ever play a consistent basis in the NHL. It's only one game, so fans have to keep their excitement in check, but the fact that Tedenby has taken to Elias is a very positive sign. Between Elias' experience, knowledge and skill set, there might not be a better veteran for Tedenby to emulate. All that said, displaying chemistry and scoring goals against the Islanders and Flyers are two very different things, especially when Tedenby will likely be seeing a lot of Scott Hartnell tonight. Now that's a matchup worth watching.
Tags: Devils, Devs, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Peter DeBoer

As we wait for Bobby Butler to clear waivers or be claimed by another team, the general expectation is Mattias Tedenby will be recalled to take his roster spot (UPDATE: Devils confirm he'll be recalled at noon). Judging by the morning skate, he'll take LW on the second line with Patrik Elias at C and David Clarkson at RW.

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Also, looks like Adam Larsson will be among the inactives tonight, meaning Henrik Tallinder will likely be on the third defensive pairing.

Tags: Adam Larsson, Bobby Butler, Devils, Devs, HENRIK TALLINDER, Lineup Changes, lineup changes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils
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The Devils acquired Alexi Ponikarosky for prospect Joe Sova and a 4th round pick in this year's draft. He will be in the lineup this afternoon when the Devils play the Philadelphia Flyers. Alexi will play on the 3rd line with Jacob Josefson and David Clarkson. To make room for him on the roster the Devils have sent Mattias Tedenby down to Albany.

I think this is a great trade for the Devils and hopefully will give the Devils 3 solid lines that can score on a consistent basis. Ponikarovsky is a great depth player whose contract expires at the end of this season. If things workout for him in New Jersey hopefully he'll resign again.

Tags: Alexi Ponikarovsky, Breaking News, breaking news, Carolina Hurricanes, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY

The Devils came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in a shootout. The team really came together after coach Peter DeBoer pulled Martin Brodeur for Johan Hedberg. It's great to see that the team responded positively.

Tags: DAVID CLARKSON, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, photo of the game, Photo of the Game, SNY

Mattias Tedenby will be back in the lineup Saturday night when the Devils take on the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was a healthy scratch last game against Buffalo. In the meantime, Vladimir Zharkov has been sent back down to Albany.

Martin Brodeur is going to be getting his second consecutive start when the Devils take on the Lightning. Brodeur allowed three goals against Buffalo Wednesday night. Despite giving up 3 goals, Brodeur made many big saves when he needed to.

Tags: Lineup Changes, lineup changes, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY, Vladimir Zharkov

Ilya Kovalchuk will be in the lineup tonight as the Devils take on the Sabres in Buffalo. Kovalchuk has been sidelined since November 3rd with a groin injury. Kovalchuk warmed up yesterday before the match against the Boston Bruins. Mattias Tedenby will come out of the lineup as a healthy scratch.

Tags: Ilya Kovalchuk, Injury Report, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, SNY

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The last time the Devils took on the Maple Leafs was when they were playing well during the end of last season. It was good to see the Devils score on the power play. Also Brodeur made some big, timely saves. However, they can not give up any shorthanded goals like they did in this game.

Even though Toronto is one of the hotter teams currently in the NHL, the Devils can still pull out a victory if the play like they played against Los Angeles on their road trip. Hopefully we can see Brodeur in net on Wednesday.??Give the highlights a look.

Tags: Flashback, Ilya Kovalchuk, JACOB JOSEFSON, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, SNY, Toronto Maple Leafs, TRAVIS ZAJAC, Watch, Zach Parise