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Sep 24, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center. The Devils defeated the Flyers, 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Updates on Jagr, Loktionov, Cuts

The New Jersey Devils took a day off today and did not practice. However, Andrei Loktionov and Jaromir Jagr skated on their own today and showed some recovery progress.


It doesn’t look like Jagr will play tomorrow at The Rock, but he does aim to play in the regular season opener a week from tomorrow. A lot of uncertainty is surrounding Jagr already as people feared he may not be healthy for a good portion of the season. While this injury hasn’t been labeled as too serious, there are some bad vibes that come from this seemingly nagging injury.

The next round of cuts have also been made.

Tom Gulitti also pointed out that this means that there are still 8 defensemen left. One more still has to be cut. The D-men remaining are Marek Zidlicky, Anton Volchenkov, Bryce Salvador, Andy Greene, Adam Larrson, Peter Harrold, Mark Fayne, and Alex Urbom.

Lou Lamoriello noted that he hasn’t made a decision if he will keep that many on the roster but it certainly doesn’t seem likely. Gulitti also mentioned that he isn’t too comfortable with having guys with 1-way contracts in the AHL and aside from Adam Larsson, who will definitely stay in the NHL, Urbom is the only guy left who has a 2-way contract.

When asked if Urbom would have to clear waivers if sent down now, Gulitti replied with a yes.

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