First off, the Trenton Devils have released Brett Wilson. The move was somewhat surprising, as the former Princeton Tiger was the fourth leading scorer on the team with 37 points (13-24-37) in 57 games. I’d have to think there’s something more to it than what meets the eye, but the team’s on the road and if you know anything about the Devils, you know the team isn’t going to release a single word on the matter.
The team has also received defenseman Chris Murray back from Lowell. In 18 games with the L-Devils, he has a goal and an assist. I personally didn’t feel Murray was playing at his best prior to the call-up, so I wonder what affect this AHL trip will have on his game. It energizes some guys, while others take a while to get over the letdown of returning.
Jeremy Akeson will be playing in Trenton’s critical three-game road trip as well, having been activated off the IR. Justin Pender will not be, as he was placed on the 7-Day IR.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com