The offiical announcement won't come until noon, but Devils left wing Zach Parise has been invited to take part in the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Orientation Camp from Aug. 17 to 19 in Woodbridge, Ill.
I spoke with Parise on Sunday night and he said he will be at the orientation camp.
Devils defenseman Paul Martin is also a sure thing to be on the invitee list that is released at noon.
Other Devils expected to be invited include right wing Brian Gionta, left wing Brian Rolston and right wing Jamie Langenbrunner.
I''ll post the full list when it is released.
I spoke to Langenbrunner last night. He called me back from a message I left him last week about Brent Sutter being hired in Calgary. (He had been away on a fishing trip).
Of Sutter taking a job with the Flames so quickly after leaving the Devils, he said, "I wasn't thrilled with it, but I understand his reasons for leaving and he's in a situation now that's much better for him (as far as being closer to his family)."
There is no official word yet on the Johnny Oduya signing. When I get it, I will post it as soon as possible.