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Parenteau back on shelf with concussion issues

Not a good health development for P.A. Parenteau on Monday — after missing Saturday’s win over the Islanders with an “illness,” Parenteau was held out of today’s practice with concussion-like symptoms.

Parenteau, 31, had missed three games earlier this month after suffering the concussion against New Jersey on Jan. 2, courtesy this big hit from Devils forward Tim Sestito:

After sitting out, Parenteau returned to play a pair of games — Wednesday’s win over Columbus, Thursday’s loss in Ottawa — before missing the Islanders game over the weekend.

This setback is the latest in what’s been a disappointing season for the Quebec native. Parenteau was acquired by Montreal in exchange for Daniel Briere and began his homecoming campaign well, scoring five points in his first five games. From there, though, he’s struggled to find chemistry with various linemates and is currently mired in a 16-game goalless drought.

Devils captain Salvador returns from stress fracture

Bryce Salvador

The Devils will get their captain back when they face the New York Islanders tonight.

Defenseman Bryce Salvador will return to the lineup after missing 30 games with a stress fracture in his foot. He tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice he’s ready to go.

“It’s been a while, so I’m excited to get back at it and just be back playing,” Salvador said.

Salvador suffered the injury on October 22 against Columbus when he was struck by a Jack Johnson slap shot. In his absence, a host of young players have jumped into the lineup including rookies Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill. Forward Tim Sestito was sent back to AHL Albany to make room for him.

The Devils are hoping his return can help tighten up the team’s defense which has been a bit leaky over the past month. 

Devils put Larsson on IR, call up Sestito

Adam Larsson

The Devils are making some moves.

The team placed defenseman Adam Larsson on injured reserve retroactive to November 23 and called up forward Tim Sestito from AHL Albany. Tim is the brother of Vancouver Canucks forward Tom Sestito.

Larsson was injured against the San Jose Sharks back on the 23rd after crashing into the boards. He’s out with what the team is calling a lower-body injury.

Sestito gets the call to the NHL due to the lacerations suffered by Ryan Carter in his fight with Buffalo’s Marcus Foligno on Saturday night. Devils coach Peter DeBoer said Carter is doing all right, but isn’t ready to play. He’s day-to-day.

In case you’re wondering, Tim Sestito isn’t as much of a fighter as his brother Tom is. He has 13 points in 21 games with the Albany Devils this season.

Butler, Porter, Blunden among 63 NHLers placed on waivers

Bobby Butler

In advance of the Sept. 15 expiration of the collective bargaining agreement, several NHL teams took advantage of a special waiver exemption with regards to the AHL.

From the Globe and Mail:

One of the few things the NHL and the NHL Players Association agreed on this week was a mechanism for shipping players to the AHL in case of a lockout.

Players who are subject to clearing waivers and who are waived before the Collective Bargaining Agreement expires at midnight Saturday can be assigned to the AHL and then can return without re-entry waivers if they are recalled three days before play resumes.

That includes those on two-way contracts.

Here’s the full list of the 63 put on waivers, as provided by TSN:

Anaheim Ducks: Jordan Hendry

Buffalo Sabres: Nick Tarnasky, Kevin Porter

Calgary Flames: Akim Aliu, Paul Byron, Krys Kolanos, Joe Piskula, Ben Walter

Carolina Hurricanes: Brett Bellemore, Nicolas Blanchard, Zach Boychuk, Justin Krueger, Jerome Samson, Brett Sutter, Chris Terry, Tim Wallace, Justin Peters, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Bobby Sanguinetti

Columbus Blue Jackets: Cody Bass, Nick Drazenovic, Nick Holden, Andrew Joudrey, Ryan Russell

Edmonton Oilers: Dane Byers, Tanner House, Alex Plante, Yann Danis

Los Angeles Kings: Andrew Bodnarchuk, Stefan Legein, David Meckler

Montreal Canadiens: Michael Blunden

New Jersey Devils: Jay Leach, Matt Anderson, Bobby Butler, Tim Sestito, Chad Wiseman, Steven Zalewski, Jeff Frazee

New York Islanders: Sean Backman, Colin McDonald, Nathan McIver, Matt Watkins, Ty Wishart

Phoenix Coyotes: Alexandre Bolduc, Chris Conner, Chad Johnson, Rob Klinkhammer, Joel Rechlicz

Pittsburgh Penguins: Philippe Dupuis, Benn Ferriero, Alex Grant, Riley Holzapfel, Warren Peters, Dylan Reese, Trevor Smith

San Jose Sharks: Danny Groulx, Bracken Kearns, Jon Matsumoto

St. Louis Blues: T.J. Hensick

Tampa Bay Lightning: J.T. Wyman

Toronto Maple Leafs: Greg Scott, Ryan Hamilton

Devils call up three players and lose Mark Fraser 4-6 with broken hand

Mark Fraser, Cody McCormick
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With Brian Rolston on LTIR for the next 4-6 weeks due to sports hernia surgery, the Devils have free reign to call up players from the AHL to help them ice a full roster of players and they did that today by calling three players up from Albany. Forwards Jacob Josefson and Tim Sestito and defenseman Matt Corrente get the call to help the Devils play a full roster for the first time since the second game of the year.

Corrente getting called up makes sense because he was one of the Devils last players cut in training camp and he might just get a chance to make his presence felt right away thanks to an unlucky injury elsewhere on the team. Defenseman Mark Fraser is out 4-6 weeks with a broken hand that he apparently suffered in a fight with Sabres forward Cody McCormick last night.

Corrente gets to fill the role of physical presence depth defenseman. He’ll drop the gloves from time to time similar to how Fraser does but the Devils are hoping his youthful upside can help out. As for Josefson, we mentioned him a little bit yesterday and thought that he might be a bit too green to get the NHL call but clearly his upside tickles the Devils fancy and he’ll get a shot to play now. Sestito can fill a physical presence that is missing with Pierre-Luc Letorneau-Leblond being back in Albany.