Mike Sislo got stronger as Monday night’s game against the New York Rangers rolled along. The right-winger netted his first preseason goal of the season and was rewarded with more ice time later in the game.
“Mike’s had a very good camp,” said Head Coach John Hynes after the 6-3 loss at Madison Square Garden. “He’s really been able to adjust to some of the things we’re trying to do. He plays the game with a good pace. He has an offensive element to his game and he’s been very productive every day.”
Hynes is somewhat familiar with Sislo. The Devils bench boss coached against Sislo in the AHL the last few years. Sislo, who is entering his fifth full professional season, has appeared in 247 AHL games and 24 NHL games during his career.
Despite familiarity with Hynes, he is still trying to make a good impression during this training camp.
Sislo: “You never know exactly what they’re thinking, but I think throughout the years I’ve gained experience and I’ve become a better player, so I’d like to think my chances are better now than they’ve ever been.”
The Wisconsin native’s tally came at 16:47 of the second period when he jammed the puck past Magnus Hellberg along the goal line.