Camp in Albany is officially underway!
It appears a few more players will be joining the group that started out yesterday as the week progresses:
-Harry Young, Rod Pelley, and Tim Sestito all cleared waivers on Saturday, but only Young was assigned to Albany. Sestito actually appeared in Saturday’s 3-0 New Jersey win over the Islanders in Brooklyn, on a line with Ryan Carter (later Stefan Matteau) and Cam Janssen. Both he and Pelley are expected to be assigned to Albany shortly.
-Along with the 15 sent down by New Jersey on Friday, there are four addtional skaters in camp, all forwards: Kelly Zajac, Alexandre Carrier, Artem Demkov, and Dmitri Goldenkov. Kelly, the third Zajac brother, returns for a second season after splitting time between Albany and Trenton last year. Carrier spent all of last season in Trenton, appearing in 47 games and posting 6 points (and 102 penalty minutes). Demkov is a Belarus native who split last season between Elmira (23 goals in 39 games) and Germany (1 assist in 12 games with Hamburg). Goldenkov played 8 games with Moscow Dynamo of the KHL last season, posting 1 assist.