Roster Moves

The Devils have re-signed forward Stefan Matteau to a two-year contract. The deal is worth a?$612,500 annual salary (Devils, July 17).

Matteau, 21, appeared in seven?games last season with the Devils and scored one goal.

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The Devils have signed forward Sergey Klinin to an entry-level contract (Devils, May 29).

The 24-year-old Klinin spent the last five seasons with Avangard Omsk (KHL). Last year he had 12 goals, 13 assists, 25 points, 49 penalty minutes and 58 games played, all of which were career-highs. In 213 career KHL games, he scored 31 goals and 38 assists for 69 points. He also served as team captain last season.

Klinin represented Russia at the 2011 and 2014 World Championships where he won a Gold Medal in both tournaments.

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The Devils have signed two prospects, forwards Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila (Devils, May 27).

Kujawinski, 20, played last season with North Bay (OHL). In 34 games he scored?21 goals and recorded 15 assists for 36 points. He was New Jersey?s second choice (third round), and 73rd overall selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Pietila, 22, played four years of college for Michigan Tech (WCHA). Over the course of his college career he?scored 46 goals and had 60 assists for 106 points to go along with 230 penalty minutes in 153 games. He was New Jersey?s fourth choice (fifth round), and 129th overall selection in the 2011 draft.

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The Devils have sent forward Mike Sislo back to Albany (AHL affiliate).

Sislo was recalled just two days ago after forward Adam Henrique suffered what was being called a "lower body" injury. Henrique was listed as day-to-day and Sislo was to fill in during his absence (Chere, Nov. 6).

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Corey Webster has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

Julian Talley will be signed to the active roster (Orr).

This looks to be it for Webster, who had a horrible 2012, took a salary cut and needed a solid 2013 for the team to consider keeping him. Groin and ankle ailments restricted his season to four games. He will not be a UFA until 2015, but at this rate he would have to prove to be healthy for him to stick. He's no longer an automatic.

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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.

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The Devils have made a few roster moves in the past two days, so I thought I would use this post to round them all up into one place.

  1. Ryan Carter will travel with the team to Winnipeg, but no decision has been made as to whether he'll be activated off injured reserve in time to play Thursday.
  2. The Devils sent Jacob Josefson back down to AHL Albany on Monday, although Lou Lamoriello said Tuesday the Devils will recall a center from their AHL affiliate in time for Thursday's game in Winnipeg. He wouldn't specify whether it would be Josefson.
  3. Goalie Keith Kinkaid was called up from Albany as a practice goalie but will be added to the active roster with Martin Brodeur being place on IR. He will serve as Johan Hedberg's backup on Thursday in Winnipeg.
Kinkaid will remain as long as Brodeur is sidelined, which still doesn't sound like it will be a long time. Meanwhile, Josefson looks to be the odd man out here. If Carter can't go Thursday, the Devils will need an additional center and Josefson makes the most sense. However, as soon as Carter is back, that center is likely Albany-bound once again. Josefson has no one to blame but himself for this situation. While he's been solid defensively and has made some plays on the penalty kill, he's been far too ineffective offensively give the ice time he was getting before shuffling between Albany and New Jersey. Unfortunately for Josefson, the Devils have three two-way centers better than him in Zajac, Henrique and Gionta/Carter and Andrei Loktionov has looked much better than Josefson in his brief time thus far. Wherever Josefson lands, he'll have to start scoring goals or else it's unlikely he'll find any sort of significant role with the Devils this season.
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