Devils and Phantoms shift rosters with lockout over
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CAPITAL REGION -- The NHL lockout is officially over and with training camps starting to open, that means the Albany Devils will look a lot different the rest of the season.
Ten moves took place on Sunday. Six guys are heading up to the big club. RW-Bobby Butler, C-Jacob Josefson, D-Adam Larsson, LW-Harri Pesonen, C-Tim Sestito and LW-Mattias Tedenby have all been recalled by the New Jersey Devils.
The Albany Devils released two players from their standard player contracts. Mathew Corrente and Stephen Gionta are now allowed to pursue other NHL opportunities.
Now as far as their replacements, two guys have been recalled from Trenton of the ECHL, including former Union star Kelly Zajac.
The "New Look Devils" took on Bridgeport in Atlantic City on Sunday. Albany fell 5-4 but Union's former star Kelly Zajac netted his first goal of the season.
Meanwhile, same business for the Adirondack Phantoms. Five players have been recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers. Sean Couturier, Tye McGinn, Zac Rinaldo, Brayden Schenn and Eric Wellwood will all get their shot at the NHL.