New Jersey Devils Team Update 06/11/12

By Kyle O'Neill
In Team Updates
Nov 7th, 2012

This week’s League it to Us Power Ranking: 18th in the NHL, 9th in the Eastern Conference, 4th in the Atlantic Division.

5 points of the Week

1.  Volchenkov to Miss 6 Weeks

Anton Volchenkov suffered a broken ankle while playing in Europe in late October and will miss 6 weeks.

2. Oduya Participates in Thailand Tournament

Devils D-man Johnny Oduya recently played in a tournament for the Flying Farangs out of Bangkok, Thailand.

3. Devils Expect Young Larsson to Contribute

Adam Larsson is expected to be a contributor for the Devils this year. Last year, while only 19, he was used in more of a developmental role.

4. Team Captain Yet to be Named

With Zach Parise gone, the Devils have to elect a team captain. Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrick Elias appear to be strong candidates.

5. Injured Prospects

Two of the Devils top 5 prospects are currently out due to injuries. Merrill is out with a minor neck fracture (looking to return end of December), and Gelinas is out indefinatly with a fractured Jaw.


Overseas Player Stats

Anton Volchenkov –  Nizgny Novgorod Torpedo – KHL: 0G, 0A, 0PTS in 3GP, 4PIM, -2

Ilya Kovalchuk – St. Petersburg SKA – KHL: 9G, 17A, 26PTS in 16GP, 6PIM, +14

Marek Zidlicky – Kladno – Czech: 1G, 14A, 15PTS in 17GP, 22PIM, +13


Top 5 Prospects

1. Jon Merrill – CCHA (NCAA) – U. of Michigan – D

Yet To Play – Injury

2. Scott Wedgewood – ECHL – Trenton Titans – G

4W-3L-0OTL in 7gp, 2.74GAA, 0.909SV%

3.  Alexander Urbom – AHL – Albany Devils – D

0g-1a-1pt in 3gp, 2pim, +2

4. Stefan Matteau – QMJHL – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada – C

8g-6a-14pts in17gp, 33pim, +4

5. Eric Gelinas – AHL – Albany Devils – D

Yet To Play – Injury


Who To Watch

Keith Kinkaid (19 years old) – G- Albany – AHL – 1-4-0, 5gp, 2.62 GAA, .905 save%, 1so

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