The Devils have once again loaned one of their prospects to a European team in an effort to keep them sharp.
Marc Ciampa reported yesterday on the “Inside the Devils Blog” that Jesper Boqvist will be headed to Timra IK of HockeyAllsvenskan in his native Sweden.
Ciampa notes that Boqvist spent last season playing 38 games with New Jersey at the NHL level and 19 games in Binghamton of the AHL. In the NHL, he notched four goals while in the American League, he had eight goals, three assists for 11 total points.
Ciampa said that Boqvist “will be available to play with Timra IK in Sweden right away.” Since the Swedish league has gotten underway already, Timra actually played on Friday, losing to IF Bjorkloven, 4-1.
As per these cases, Boqvist will be able to return Stateside in November when 2020-21 NHL training camps start.