NHL Lockout 2012: The Current Status of New Jersey Devils’ Players

September 22nd, 2012 by Joseph Kuchie Leave a reply »
We are now well into the NHL lockout, and many of the league's top stars have begun to find employment elsewhere.

As for the New Jersey Devils, the defending Eastern Conference Champions have put the NHL's waiver agreement to good use, sending 24 players to their AHL affiliate in Albany. Other star veterans like Ilya Kovalchuk and Martin Brodeur will likely head overseas to Europe as negotiations continue.

Here is a rundown of where the current Devils' roster has ended up since last week:

AHL: Adam Henrique, Jacob Josefson, Adam Larsson, Mattias Tedenby, Bobby Butler

Due to the waiver rule agreed upon by the NHL and NHLPA during negotiations, the Devils were able to send a majority of their young talent to Albany to play as a team. Allowing Butler and Tedenby to get familiar with returning players like Henrique and Josefson should benefit the team's offense once a new CBA is reached.

The move to Albany will also benefit Adam Larsson, who will gain from the experience playing with future NHL talent and current teammates. Larsson missed most of the 2012 NHL playoffs in favor of veterans, and his time in the AHL will like ...

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