Devils Recall Josefson, Sestito, Corrente, Lose Fraser for 4-6 Weeks
New Jersey had the cap space to call up the three players because of the sports hernia injury to left-winger Brian Rolston. The Devils’ left-winger underwent successful surgery to repair the injury yesterday, and should miss four to six weeks. The Devils placed Rolston on the LTIR, giving them the ability to play at $5,062,500 over the salary cap.
MacLean was excited to finally have a full lineup.
“Definitely,” the Devils’ coach said. “Three young guys getting called up, we’ll get some energy and keep improving on our play.”
Today’s callups put the Devils at 22 skaters, which includes injured defenseman Anton Volchenkov, who has missed this week’s games with a broken nose and stiff neck. It is the first time all season the Devils have rostered over 20 skaters.
Both Sestito and Corrente have NHL experience. Sestito has played ten NHL games, including nine with the Devils last season, when he recorded one assist. Corrente played 12 regular season games and two playoff matches last season. Josefson is looking to make his NHL debut.
MacLean hoped he would dress 20 players for tomorrow night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.
It wasn’t all good news today for the Devils. The team announced that defenseman Mark Fraser will miss four to six weeks with a fractured right hand.
Devils general manager and president Lou Lamoriello said Fraser’s injury didn’t occur in last night’s fight with Buffalo’s Cody McCormick Wednesday night.
“It was an injury that he had earlier, but I don’t think the fight helped it,” Lamoriello said.
Fraser had surgery this morning to place a pin in his hand. There hasn’t been a decision as to whether or not he will be placed on injured reserve.