I guess we'll know more about this tomorrow, but the Devils sent Tim Sestito down, leaving them with 22 players and more importantly, only 12 healthy forwards. It's a bit confusing because the trade deadline is Wednesday and tomorrow is the last game before then - after the trade deadline, rosters expand to being unlimited size. So, as Sansa Stark said, speculating's more fun - the truth is either terrible or boring.
1: The Devils WILL make a trade or acquire someone on waivers before then.
Lou confuses me often, but do the Devils really need another player? They're at 8 D. While it sucks having to use dross like Sestito and Gionta, they get Zubrus back by at the latest, Saturday. They're running short on tradeable draft picks, so the next move would probably have to include a player.
2: The Devils are clearing space in case they are making a trade
This makes more sense - one doesn't know what the future holds but not having Tim Sestito on Monday won't kill the team. Until then, they have roster flexibility. Plus if someone was hurt in tomorrow's morning skate, they could use an emergency recall on them - I don't believe Sestito was originally an emergency recall.
3: They're signing someone
KHL season is mostly over, Swiss season is coming to a close, maybe someone's available. Petr Sykora doesn't seem to be getting much playing time for Bern, so that's probably not a target...
4. Zubrus is making his return tomorrow night
DeBoer said later this week for Zubrus, and the Devils don't often make desperation moves.
5. The Devils want to recall someone else other than Sestito and will slide them in before the deadline
Jacob Josefson is skating in Albany but hasn't been playing. If no one's acquired, maybe he gets the call on Tuesday, and we can be saved from the Sestito-Gionta nightmare.
Edited by Triumph, 31 March 2013 - 10:25 PM.