Here’s what we’re assuming in terms of the lineup: (line combinations are just for organization)
Mike Cammalleri – Travis Zajac – Jaromir Jagr
Ryane Clowe – Adam Henrique – Michael Ryder
Dainius Zubrus – Patrik Elias – Martin Havlat
Stephen Gionta, Tuomo Ruutu, Damien Brunner, Jacob Josefson
Forwards currently under contract: 13
Tryout forwards remaining: Jordin Tootoo, Scott Gomez
Defensemen under contract who must clear waivers:
Marek Zidlicky, Bryce Salvador, Eric Gelinas, Adam Larsson, Andy Greene
Defensemen under contract who do not need to clear waivers:
Jon Merrill, Damon Severson.
Total defensemen under contract: 7
Goalies: (2) Cory Schneider, Scott Clemmensen
– As of today, we know that Steve Bernier, Peter Harrold and Cam Janssen were all placed on waivers.
– Ryan Carter signed with the Minnesota Wild.
– Assuming that Damon Severson IS on the opening day roster, that leaves the Devils at 13 signed forwards, seven signed defensemen and two signed goalies. With the roster limit of 23, there would only be room for one of Scott Gomez and/or Jordin Tootoo unless a move is made.
We’ll update this post as the roster is finalized tomorrow.