Kelly Zajac has found himself centering one of the Devils top two lines. An increase in minutes has led to an increase of confidence.
Rostislav Olesz joined Albany for his first practice since being loaned by New Jersey. He skated with Scott Timmins and Joe Whitney.
The Devils bid to move into the top ranks of the Eastern Conference continues with home games against Syracuse and Norfolk and a road outing at Adirondack.
After earning three-out-of-a-possible four points last weekend, the Devils travel to Utica Wednesday and host Hartford Friday and Portland Saturday.
Despite holding two leads against the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at XL Center, the Albany Devils lost their season opener, 4-3. Jon Merrill and Joe Whitney both enjoyed multiple-point games. Merrill registered three assists and Whitney had a goal and a helper.
With less than a week remaining before the start of the regular season, Scott Timmins joined his new team on the ice Tuesday.
Scott Timmins talks about his first game and goal as a Devil.
Devils newcomer Scott Timmins talks about adjusting to life in Albany and his first practice with his new team.
Both the New Jersey Devils and the Albany Devils rosters changed slightly during the weekend. The NHL Devils acquired center Scott Timmins from Florida and the AHL Devils received goaltender Keith Kinkaid from the big club.
Entering the 2013-14 season, the Devils knew Joe Whitney would have a bullseye on his back. It comes with the territory after leading the team in scoring the past two seasons.