The Devils have recalled Mike Sislo from Albany (AHL).
Sislo, 26, has 11 points (7G / 4A) in 21 games with Albany this season. Despite being recalled earlier this season, he has yet to play for the Devils this year. He has no points in 14 career NHL games.
The Devils have placed Mike Cammalleri (lower-body) on IR; will not play Saturday.
Cammalleri will miss his fourth consecutive game with a lower-body injury. There is no word on when he is expected to be back in the lineup, but his movement to IR allowed the Devils to recall Mike Sislo from Albany (AHL).
Schneider stopped 14 of 15 shots in a 2-0 loss to the Senators on Wednesday. Despite outshooting Ottawa 34-15, the Devils could not get one past Craig Anderson. Schneider was given last night off, but will be in goal tonight when they host Washington. He has gone 1-2-0 with a 2.97 GAA and .905 SV% against the Capitals this season.
Kinkaid will start the first game for the Devils' back-to-back.
Kinkaid allowed two goals on 33 shots in the Devils 3-2 loss to the Islanders on Monday. Kinkaid is still searching for his first career victory—he enters play tonight at 0-1-2 with a 1.72 GAA and .942 SV%. Tonight he will take on a Lightning team who are 5-4-1 in their last 10—they have averaged just 2.30 goals per game over that stretch; way below their 3.30 they have on the year.
Severson will miss 4-5 weeks with a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Severson was injured while blocking a shot on December 6th vs. Washington. He played five games on it before it swelled up on Wednesday. His fractured ankle will not require surgery, but you won’t see him back in the lineup until mid-to-late January. Expect Eric Gelinas to return as a full-timer on the blue line.
Elias (groin) will return to the Devils lineup on Wednesday.
Elias has missed the last five games with a groin injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Senators. Elias will skate on the second line with Travis Zajac and Martin Havlat. He has 11 points (3G / 9A) in 26 games this season.
Schneider allowed four goals on 33 shots in the Devils’ loss to the Stars on Saturday. He was surprisingly given Monday night off, but will be back in goal tonight vs. the Senators. Schneider is 2-4-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .921 SV% through the first half of December.
Larsson (mumps) is on the ice for the morning skate; but not expected to dress.
Larsson has missed the last seven games with the mumps virus, but he is on the ice this morning. Despite taking part in the morning skate, Larsson is skating on the fourth pair so he is not expected to be in the lineup tonight vs. the Senators.
Zajac (groin/illness) will return to the Devils lineup on Monday.
Zajac missed the last eight games. He was dealing with a groin injury, but then got sick before he was ready to return to the lineup. He will centre the Devils top line with Scott Gomez and Jaromir Jagr on his wings. He has just eight points (4G / 4A) in 23 games this season.
Kinkaid stopped all three shots that he faced in relief of Cory Schneider on Saturday. In his only start since being recalled he stopped 37 of 39 shots in a 3-2 loss to the Blackhawks. He has yet to record a win, but has posted a nice 1.64 GAA and .943 SV% in four games. Tonight will be a big night for him as he gets the start on Long Island, very close to his hometown.
The Devils have recalled Tim Sestito from Albany (AHL).
Sestito, 30, is off to the best of his AHL career having recorded 13 points (6G / 7A) in 26 games this season. He could be in the lineup tonight for Mike Cammalleri who is out with a bone bruise. Sestito has six assists in 86 career NHL games.