I finally received the numbers on the contract goaltender Yann Danis signed with the Devils last week. It's a one-year deal for $500,000, which is the league-minimum for 2009-10.
Some other tidbits from today.
**Defenseman Matt Corrente, the team's 2006 first-round pick, has not participated in either of the two sessions this morning at the Devils' rookie camp at Prudential Center. Corrente also sat out Wednesday morning's scrimmage with what he called, "a little shoulder strain." He suspected he was injured during a fight with Ashton Bernard during Tuesday's drills.
(To right: Kevin Cormier is about to take a shot on goaltender Charles Long while Matt Delahey defends during the second session this morning)
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said that Corrente will take part in the power-skating drills this afternoon. He was unsure if Corrente would participate in Friday morning's scrimmage, though.
"We'll see how he is tomorrow," Lamoriello said. "He wanted to skate this morning."
**New Devils assistant coach Mario Tremblay is at Prudential Center today for the first time in the camp to watch the team's young players. Head coach Jacques Lemaire is in Vancouver for meetings for the Canadian Olymipic team (he's an assistant coach for that team) and will not be here this week.
Lamoriello said Tremblay is in town to check out the area and look for a place to live during the season.
**There will be no scrimmage today. This afternoon the rookies will work again with the power-skating instructors. They are scheduled to scrimmage again Friday and Saturday mornings.
**Right wing Barry Tallackson signed with St. Louis as an unrectricted free agent earlier this month (one year, $550,000). Tallackson underwent surgery last September to correct an irregular heartbeat. He was a second-round pick (53rd overall) in 2002.
Tallackson had 11 goals and 10 assists in 56 games with Lowell last season. He had no points in four games with the Devils in 2008-09 and one goal and one assist in 20 career NHL games.
**Lamoriello said goaltender Charles Long, who has another year left at Colgate University, is not a candidate to sign with the team at this time. Anthony Felice, who is 35, obviously is not a candidate either.