In the aftermath of the Damien Brunner signing, the free-for-all begins among the forwards. The New Jersey Devils will be looking to get back over .500 for the preseason when they take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Pete DeBoer said that he has to cut down the forwards even more now and the Brunner signing adds a whole new layer to that predicament. Now, Rostislav Olesz and Mattias Tedenby are put on the hot seat.
Jaromir Jagr did skate today today and hopes to play during the preseason finale on Thursday.
Lamoriello said left wing Mattias Tedenby (suspected groin strain) and center Andrei Loktionov (lower body) both skated on their own today and their recovery “will just go slowly.”– Tom Gulitti, Fire and Ice Blog
Below is the Devils’ projected lineup for tonight in Philadelphia (with one extra forward).
orwards: Ryane Clowe, Patrik Elias, Damien Brunner, Rostislav Olesz, Stephen Gionta, Jacob Josefson, Travis Zajac, Ryan Carter, Tim Sestito, Cam Janssen, Rod Pelley, Mike Sislo, Stefan Matteau.
Defensemen: Bryce Salvador, Marek Zidlicky, Anton Volcenkov, Mark Fayne, Jon Merrill, Peter Harrold.
Goaltenders: Cory Schneider, Keith Kinkaid.
– Tom Gulitti, Fire and Ice Blog