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Devils Cut Five Players, Reduce Roster To 23

In Lou We Trust is reporting that the Devils have cut five more players from training camp, thinning their roster to 23 players. From that story:

Today, the big news from the New Jersey Devils is that they’ve made another set of cuts. As reported by Tom Gulitti this afternoon, Rob Davison, Jacob Josefson, Matthew Corrente, and Mattias Tedenby have been sent down to Albany of the AHL. Davison has to clear waivers, which is likely.

Goaltender Mike McKenna was already placed on waivers to be sent down last week (and cleared them); but has been re-assigned today. The Devils go from having 28 left in camp to 23, the maximum number of players allowed on a NHL roster.

The Devils, who are now at the maximum number of players allowed to be on an NHL team during the year, still need to trim over $3 million in cap space to get under the NHL salary cap. It will be interesting to see what the Devils do to get under the cap, like John said we’ll learn more tomorrow.

The Devils had a nice young core in training camp, and are looking for most of those players to impact the lineup next season. The Devils will obviously keep a close eye on their development.