Earlier, the New Jersey Devils called up LW Reid Boucher and RW Brian O'Neill from the Albany Devils. To make roster space, they moved D Marc-Andre Gragnani and C Jim O'Brien back to the AHL. The news broke via tweet from the Albany Devils.
According to Devils beat writer Tom Gulitti, neither Boucher nor O'Neill will make it to the team in time for practice today, but both are expected to be available for tomorrow's game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Who's In, Who's Out?
Boucher started the season in the NHL for three games, but was sent back to the AHL. In his 30 games with the Albany Devils, he has 14 goals and 12 assists.
Brian O'Neill has played 22 games for the New Jersey Devils this season. In that span, he had 2 assists and a +/- rating of -3 overall.
In their four games with the NHL's Devils, Gragnani was -2 with 2 PIM and O'Brien was -4 with 2 PIM.
Since the Devils have caught the injury bug, they've had some open slots to fill which gives AHL players a chance to impress. However, the team's offensive struggles have been magnified and the Devils are looking to bring some scoring back to their game.
What do you think of this exchange of players? Do you think this shake up will help the Devils, currently stuck in a rut? Will Boucher or O'Neill be able to leave an impression this time?