The Devils and Falcons are jostling for real estate atop the Northeast Division. They meet Friday at MassMutual Center
After being sidelined during a recall with New Jersey, Jon Merrill rejoined Albany for a practice Tuesday at Knickerbacker Ice Arena.
Dan Kelly, who was a +5 during the last three games, is the franchise’s all-time leader with a +24 rating.
Keith Kinkaid, who has been with New Jersey since the last two-and-a-half weeks, is preparing for game action this weekend.
For nearly a month, the Devils players have been engulfed in hockey. They first reported to New Jersey Devils training camp on Sept. 9 and now they are two days away from the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
With less than a week remaining before the start of the regular season, Scott Timmins joined his new team on the ice Tuesday.
Allowing a league-low 24.93 shots per game, the Devils goaltenders are called upon to make timely saves.
The Devils want Stefan Matteau to score around the net and expect the skilled goals to follow.
Inevitably, a hockey team will face adversity at different times during a 76-game schedule. The Albany Devils were tested Wednesday at Utica.
With four days in Norfolk, the Devils hope to forge a bond and skate away with two wins.