The Devils continue to march closer to the NHL regular season as yesterday they made eight cuts to their roster, getting down to 34 players remaining.
According to Sam Kasan of the Inside the Devils Blog on the Devils’ official website, forwards Graeme Clarke, Nolan Foote, Aarne Talvitie and Fabian Zetterlund in addition to defensemen Kevin Bahl and Reilly Walsh and goalie Nico Daws have all been assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL as of yesterday afternoon.
AJ Greer was put on waivers and, should he clear by today, will also be assigned to Utica. No word at the moment if the forward was claimed by anyone.
The Devils will have a few more players to cut in order to get down to an NHL roster. Obviously, the cancelation of last night’s preseason game against the Islanders puts a bit of a monkey wrench into things. While the coaching staff can get a feel in practice and scrimmages how a player is performing, there is nothing like game action against NHL-caliber players.
It is not the end of the world, but I am sure the staff would have liked to have played the game last night.
We will have more information on the roster as it becomes available.
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around with the auto-post feature on the site, so this was actually written around
1 PM earlier today and should get up a little bit after 6 PM tonight. Just
something I wanted to try that might be of use later on, so this is more of a test.
Stein took to the “Inside the Devils Blog” today to announce that New Jersey General
Manager Tom Fitzgerald has announced the re-signing of three players to two-way
players are Brett Seney, Binghamton Devils captain Ben Street and Josh Jacobs.
forward who has played in 51 games at the NHL level in 2018-19 and two in 2019-20
according to Stein, signed a one-year, two-way contract that is worth $700,000
at the NHL level and $250,000 in the American Hockey League. Stein reports that
he was Binghamton’s leading scorer with 19 goals, 25 assists and 44 points over
61 AHL games. The 19 goals scored were a career-high mark for him.
Stein notes was named captain of the B-Devils last season also signed a two-way,
one-year deal which is worth $750,000 at the NHL level and $425,000 in the American
League. Street was second on Binghamton in scoring, notching 15 goals and 27
assists equaling 42 points over 49 games. Both Seney and Street played a big
part in the Binghamton Devils’ success last AHL season prior to the cancelation
from an offensive standpoint.
was big in a defensive role was Josh Jacobs. The Binghamton blueliner signed a one-year,
two-way contract worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $130,000 in the AHL. He has
nine goals, 44 assists and 53 points in his AHL career noted Stein. She also said
that while he has spent the bulk of his career in the AHL, playing 54 games
there last year, for instance, he has played in two NHL games, suiting up for
the New Jersey club in 2019-20.