As we wait for Bobby Butler to clear waivers or be claimed by another team, the general expectation is Mattias Tedenby will be recalled to take his roster spot (UPDATE: Devils confirm he’ll be recalled at noon). Judging by the morning skate, he’ll take LW on the second line with Patrik Elias at C and David Clarkson at RW.
Devs' lines: Zubrus-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Harrold-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Matteau-Josefson-Janssen.—
Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 19, 2013
Also, looks like Adam Larsson will be among the inactives tonight, meaning Henrik Tallinder will likely be on the third defensive pairing.
Krys Barch and Adam Larsson skating as extras. Looks like they will be scratches along with Peter Harrold in Devils' opener vs. Islanders—
Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) January 19, 2013
UPDATE: Based off what they rolled in the AM skate, here’s the lines and D pairings you should expect tonight:
Brodeur to start in net