Mair Signs On, Rolston Out 4-6 Weeks

Adam Mair tried out with the Devils, spent time in training camp, only to find out that he still was unemployed for the start of the season.  The Devils must have given him an indication, however, not to give up hope and stick around.

Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (whose name I will not miss typing) was placed on waivers earlier in the week, effectively demoting him to the minors.  While he can still be called up to play an NHL contest if needed, his salary at present will not count against the Devils salary cap.  This gave them enough wiggle room to sign Adam Mair to one year deal.

The Devils received some more cap relief when veteran Brian Rolston was placed on long term injury reserve.  Brian was out early this week with a Lower Body Injury he received on Saturday against the Washington Capitals.  After a second opinion, it was certain that Brian had a sports hernia that requires surgery and he will be out 4-6 weeks.

Rolston being placed on the IR list will effectively wipe $5.2 million from the Devils salary cap, giving them some freedom to hire interim players from Albany to cover the player shortage they currently have.

There is not enough time, however, to call anyone up for tonight’s game against Boston.  They will continue to be two players short, but will be able to place call-ups from Albany for the Devils next contest on Friday when they take on the Colorado Avalanche at the Prudential Center.

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