Bryce Salvador – D – Devils
Bryce Salvador wants to get the right deal in place rather than go for a quick solution in labor negotiations with the league.
“The way I look at it is I’m focusing more on having the right deal, not so much on how many games we’ll be able to play,” said the New Jersey defenseman. “We need the right deal so this doesn’t happen every five or six years. That’s what the players are striving for. We just have to get it right.” Salvador also reiterated that he doesn’t plan to play in Europe during the lockout.
Stefan Matteau – W – Devils
Stefan Matteau registered an assist in Blainville-Boisbriand’s 4-2 win Sunday afternoon over Québec City.
Matteau is the son of former NHL’er Stephane Matteau and is one of the hardest working players taken in the draft this summer. The 18-year-old had 32 points and 166 penalty minutes in 46 games for the under-18 U.S. squad last season but is playing in the QMJHL this year. Matteau projects to be a bottom-six forward in the NHL, thus limiting his fantasy value.