The New Jersey Devils placed Mike Cammalleri on IR while recalling defenseman Adam Larsson and forward Mike Sislo from the AHL on Saturday, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
That injured reserve placement is retroactive to Dec. 13, so Cammalleri could theoretically still return in the near future. In the meantime, the Devils get some room to maneuver, even if this can’t help their already anemic offense.
Larsson, 22, played one game with Albany as a conditioning stint after he dealt with the mumps. He might be a little short of 100 percent tonight if he ends up playing for the Devils.
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Sislo, 26, has one assist in eight NHL games and 11 points in 21 AHL contests with the Albany Devils.
The New Jersey Devils have re-upped with winger Mike Sislo.
Sislo, 26, has agreed to a two-year, two-way pact worth $562,500 annually at the NHL level, per the Star-Ledger. An undrafted free agent out of New Hampshire, Sislo has spent the majority of his professional career in AHL Albany but made his big-league debut last year, appearing in 14 games for New Jersey while averaging 8:51 TOI per game.
A quality scorer at the AHL level — he led Albany with 23 goals in 59 games last year — Sislo could be in line for a steadier role with the Devils next year, as the club has yet to reach new deals with a number of veteran bottom-six forwards, including Ryan Carter, Steve Bernier and Stephen Gionta.
The Devils will get some reinforcements for Thursday’s game in Colorado, as forwards Patrik Elias and Jacob Josefson have been activated from injured reserve and will be eligible to play tonight.
Elias, who has missed the last seven games with a groin strain (and “total body soreness“), has struggled through an injury-plagued campaign, appearing in just 33 games thus far. That said, the veteran winger does have 25 points in those games and was averaging nearly 19 minutes per night before getting hurt.
Josefson, the club’s first-round pick (20th overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, had been sidelined by the flu. He’s only appeared in 16 games this year — splitting time between New Jersey and AHL Albany — and has just one point while averaging a shade over 10 minutes per gmae.
To make room for the returning players, the Devils sent winger Mike Sislo to Albany. Sislo appeared in seven games for New Jersey, recording zero points.