Getting Closer…

A few notes to pass on:

-Earlier today, a third Devil exhibition game was announced. The team will travel to Olympia Ice Center in West Springfield, MA to take on Portland on Friday, September 30th at 7:30 PM. All three of their preseason games during the last week of September are road games. I guess you could count the New Jersey-NY Rangers as a home preseason game, but not really: despite the Devils affiliation here, they will actually be the visiting team.

-One name that just missed the September player tracker is 3rd goalie David Caruso, who I’ll put in the Moving On category. He has signed with the ECHL’s Trenton Titans, who take over where the T-Devils left off.

-Also earlier today, the Devils announced 5 non roster invitees to training camp: former Devil/River Rat Petr Sykora (now there’s a blast from the past), defenseman Anton Stralman (over from Columbus), winger Steve Bernier (over from Florida), and two rookies from developmental camp, Justin Barnett and Thomas Nesbitt. I expect the full list to be out before the end of the week, since rookies report on Friday, veterans on Saturday.

-Countdowns: 9 days to NHL preseason in Albany (which I finally bought my ticket for today), 15 days to Albany’s preseason, 26 days to Opening Night. It’s almost here!

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