Ken Appleby, who started the season in the ECHL, is currently third on the organizational depth chart.
ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Albany Devils had to go to the end of the continent to find their newest player. The team signed 24-year-old, St. John’s, Newfoundland local Doug Pippy to an Amateur Tryout ahead of Saturday’s 6 pm (ET) contest against the IceCaps at Mile One Centre.
Albany was in need of a goaltender after New Jersey’s Cory Schneider left Friday’s game at Dallas during the opening minutes of the third period. Yann Danis was recalled by the NHL Devils Saturday to get him from Newfoundland to Newark before a game against Pittsburgh Sunday.
The Devils’ organization is thin between the pipes currently. Scott Wedgewood has been out since injuring his shoulder on Jan. 27. As a result, Ken Appleby, who will start against the IceCaps Saturday, was reassigned by New Jersey from Adirondack (ECHL) on Jan. 28.
Appleby, who signed as a free agent during training camp, began the season in the ECHL. He is now third on the organizational depth chart and Albany’s starting goaltender.
As for Pippy, he is not unfamiliar with his current situation. Last season, Lehigh Valley signed him to an ATO after they ran into a similar situation at St. John’s.