SYRACUSE, NY – Having short memories will be required for both the Albany Devils and the Syracuse Crunch for their 7 pm matchup Saturday at the War Memorial at Oncenter. On Friday, the Devils (9-5-0-0) lost at Binghamton, 6-2, while the Crunch (7-4-0-1) fell at Hershey, 5-1.
• THREE LINES OF INTEREST
Goaltender Status: After coming into Friday’s contest in relief, Scott Wedgewood exited the game after suffering an injury during the third period. The 24-year-old was expected to get the start against the Crunch, but his status is not yet know. If he is unavailable, the Devils will have to add an additional goaltender. New Jersey Devils prospect Ken Appleby is the likely candidate, but he is currently with Adirondack (ECHL), who play at Utah.
Straka Gets On The Board: Devils’ newcomer Petr Straka, who was acquired by New Jersey in a trade with Philadelphia a week ago, scored his first goal of the season Friday. During his first two games, the 24-year-old has played the right wing on Albany’s top line.
Home Ice Advantage: The Devils are still looking for their identity on the road this season, going 3-4-0-0. They will try and pull to .500 against a Crunch team, which is 4-1-0-1 at home.