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Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello gave an update to Rich Chere on some of the team's pending free agents Wednesday.

Lamoriello said pending UFA Steve Sullivan won't be re-signed due to his age and pending RFA Matt D'Agostini will not be retained because of his high qualifying offer ($1.8 million).

The Devils would like to retain defenseman Peter Harrold, who will be unrestricted. Lamoriello also said he'll address Alexei Ponikarovksy after dealing with Patrik Elias, Dainius Zubrus, David Clarkson and Marek Zidlicky.

Tags: Alexei Ponikarovsky, Devils, Devs, Matt D'Agostini, New Jersey Devils, News, Peter Harrold, Steve Sullivan
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The Devils obviously will not be playing postseason hockey this year.

Yet, somehow they still managed to claim the season series from the Eastern Conference's top team.

New Jersey came from 2-0 down to send its home crowd out with a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Prudential Center.

Tags: Andrei Loktionov, Brandon Sutter, Brenden Morrow, DAVID CLARKSON, Eric Gelinas, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jarome Iginla, Johan Hedberg, Jussi Jokinen, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury, Matt Cooke, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Peter DeBoer, Peter Harrold, Postgame Thoughts, Scott Stevens, Steve Sullivan
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The forecheck was as strong as it had been all year.

Marek Zidlicky played his best game this season. The Devils outshot the Buffalo Sabres 39-22 and even scored a power-play goal.

Yet, all that still couldn't translate into a win.

Tags: ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Christian Ehrhoff, Dainius Zubr, JACOB JOSEFSON, Jochen Hecht, Kevin Porter, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, Patrick Kaleta, PATRIK ELIAS, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Ryan Miller, Steve Bernier, Steve Ott, Steve Sullivan, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The Devils' frustration level is rising.

On a night when the Jets, Rangers, Islanders and Capitals all won, New Jersey could only muster one goal in a 2-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at Prudential Center.

"There's some frustration in not winning," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "We have to find a way to win games ... that's where the frustration lies."

Tags: DAVID CLARKSON, Leo Komarov, MARK FRASER, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, Peter DeBoer, Editorial Aside, Postgame Thoughts, Steve Sullivan, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tyler Bozak
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The Devils held somewhat of an informal skate Friday, with all the player that didn't play Thursday night skating to stay fresh. That includes new addition Steve Sullivan, who will debut with the Devils on Saturday.

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We're not too surprised by Sullivan playing the right side considering the Devils currently have four NHL-quality left wings in Carter, Zubrus, Ponikarovsky and Elias. DeBoer also noted that Sullivan will see some time on the power play, which is something Sullivan did in Pittsburgh last year. Worth noting is that Sullivan played the point for the Pens' power play, which is something the Devils have been missing since they lost Ilya Kovalchuk to injury. The key here will be remembering to keep your expectations in check. Sullivan is basically ancient (38) in NHL years and hasn't scored 20 goals since the oddity year of 2006-07. We also don't know where Sullivan will play in terms of linemates, which DeBoer says he's still formulating. That'll go a long way in determining just how much of an offensive role Sullivan will have with these Devils.

Tags: Devils, Devs, Lineup Changes, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Steve Sullivan

  • Jaromir Jagr scored the game's only goal, as the Devils fell to 0-2-3 in their last five, losing 1-0 in Boston Thursday night (NHL.com) (NJ.com) (AP) (NorthJersey.com)
  • Tom Gulitti discusses how dominating games and losing has become a familiar trend (Fire & Ice)
  • Guilitti also says that newly-acquired forward Steve Sullivan is "good to go" (NorthJersey.com)
  • Tom Kostopolous was not in the lineup last night, but according to Rich Chere, Kostopolous was held out by Devils coach Pete DeBoer for precautionary reasons after being knocked out by the Islanders Matt Martin on Monday. (NJ.com)
Tags: Around The Links, Jaromir Jagr, Matt Martin, Steve Sullivan, Tom Kostopolous

Steve Sullivan won't be available for the Devils tonight, instead traveling to New Jersey to undergo a routine physical and "get situated." While coach Pete DeBoer doesn't know exactly where he'll use Sullivan at this point, he's still a longtime admirer of the veteran winger -- and he's not the only one.

Via Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice:

?I?ve always been a fan of is,? DeBoer said this morning in Boston, where the Devils will take on the Bruins tonight. ?He?ll give us some speed, an offensive guy. I?ve got to try and find him some chemistry and with Kovy out I think he?ll be a nice burst of offense, hopefully, for us.?

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Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Andrei Loktionov, DAVID CLARKSON, Devils, Devs, Matt D'Agostini, New Jersey Devils, Steve Bernier, Steve Sullivan, Trade Deadline, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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  • The Devils made a deal Wednesday, adding 37-year old Steve Sullivan. Sullivan was a Devil from 1995-1997, amassing 31 points (Yahoo! Sports)
  • Tom Gulitti caught up with Sullivan on Wednesday after the trade was announced (Fire & Ice)
  • There was trade speculation involving Marek Zidlicky on Wednesday, but Rich Chere says he was dealing with a family concern and will play Thursday in Boston (NJ.com)
  • Meanwhile, the Rangers' additions looked good on Thursday. Ryane Clowe scored twice, Derick Brassard had a three-point game and John Moore even scored in a goal in New York's 6-1 win over Pittsburgh (NHL.com)
Tags: Around The Links, John Moore, Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey Devils, Ryane Clowe, Steve Sullivan

Devils general manager/CEO/president and overlord of northern New Jersey Lou Lamoriello addressed the media a little after 4 p.m. ET. Here's what he had to say about the acquisition of Steve Sullivan and deals the Devils didn't make, but could have.

Via the Twitter feed of The Record's Tom Gulitti:

  • Steve Sullivan will travel to New Jersey for a routine physical exam. He won't be available Thursday in Boston but will be available to play against Toronto on Saturday.
  • Lamoriello called Sullivan a "depth forward," which is similar to what we thought of the deal.
  • The Devils could've made other moves, but the price was too high. Lamoriello said he had to keep in mind the draft picks he'd already traded away this season in deals for Alexei Ponikarovsky and Andrei Loktionov.
  • Lamoriello said he doesn't regret giving up 2013 third-round pick for Marek Zidlicky at least year's deadline.
Tags: Devils, Devs, Lou Lamoriello, New Jersey Devils, Notes, Steve Sullivan, Trade Deadline