NEWARK — Reid Boucher's call-up from the minors by the Devils does not mean he will play in Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.
That will hinge on whether Mike Cammalleri, who was getting X-Rays on his jaw, is capable of playing. Cammalleri was elbowed in the jaw Friday night, but continued to feel pain during Saturday night's game in Ottawa, so the Devils asked for precautionary tests.
Coach Pete DeBoer said he wasn't sure whether Cammalleri would travel with the team to Pittsburgh. Boucher will make the trip.
If Boucher does get to play before he is returned to Albany, he knows he needs to play better than he has in the AHL so far this season. He has one goal in six games.