Albany Devils lose eight players, gain two
As the Albany Devils passed Newark on their way from the Times Union Center to Atlantic City for today's afternoon game against Bridgeport, they likely just stopped off briefly to leave eight of their most productive players in the hands of the New Jersey Devils for the beginning of NHL training camp.
Defenseman Adam Larsson and forwards Bobby Butler, Mattias Tedenby, Stephen Gionta, Tim Sestito, Harri Pesonen and Jacob Josefson -- along with the injured Adam Henrique (thumb), who was already in Newark rehabbing -- are now with the NHL club. It is unclear whether they all will remain after the week-long camp.
According to a release by the Albany Devils, Butler, Josefson, Larsson, Pesonen, Sestito and Tedenby have all been recalled by the New Jersey Devils. Gionta and defenseman Matthew Corrente have been released from their standard player contracts. But New Jersey lists Henrique on its training camp roster, and Gionta was released from his AHL contract and now returns to New Jersey on his one-way NHL contract. Corrente is out for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.
The Albany Devils recalled forwards Kelly Zajac and Bryan Haczyk.