The Devils have signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Yann Danis, who played for the Islanders last season.
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Devils general manager said "no major decisions have been made" about the team's backup goaltender job, but Danis will have an opportunity to compete for the position..
"He'll have every opportunity to be the backup," Lamoriello said. "He's a real, good young goalie who certainly played very well against us last season for the Islanders."
This might mean the end of Kevin Weekes' career with the Devils, but Lamoriello didn't rule out bringing back Weekes, who is also an unrestricted free agent.
"It doesn't close the door on anything," Lamoriello said when asked about Weekes.
At the same time, however, Lamoriello said, "I would not be concerned" with the team's goaltending if Danis and rookie Jeff Frazee competed for the backup job in training camp and he does not sign Weekes or another veteran goaltender.
"We could also go Jeff Frazee go up and down (between Lowell and New Jersey) and handle it that way," Lamoriello said. "All of these options are there for us."
Danis, 28, went 10-17-3 in with a 2.86 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and two shutouts in 31 games with the Islanders last season. He also played 10 games with Bridgeport of the AHL, going 7-3-0 with a 2.26 GAA.
In 37 career NHL games with the Islanders and Montreal, the Lafontaine, Quebec native is 13-19-3 with three shutouts, 2.84 GAA and a .910 save percentage.
In two starts against the Devils in 2008-09, Danis went 1-1 and allowed three goals on 76 total shots. He made 33 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Devils on Jan. 17 at Nassau Colisuem and stopped all 40 shots he faced for his second career shutout in a 4-0 win on Feb. 21 at Nassau Coliseum.
Lamoriello said center Tony Sestito, who was acquired from Edmonton on Thursday for a conditional 2010 draft pick, will be Rod Pelley's replacement in Lowell of the AHL.
Lamoriello is waiting to release the full list of players scheduled to participate in the team's development camp, which begins Monday at Prudential Center, because he said there is some uncertainty with players who have to travel from Europe.
But he did say that all "eligible players" are scheduled to attend. He confirmed that 2008 first-round draft pick Mattias Tedenby is to be among them -- assuming he has no trouble with his flight from Sweden. Nicklas Bergfors and 2009 first-round pick Jacob Josefson are also slated to be there.
The group will also include Pelley, who is eligible because he spent all of 2008-09 in Lowell., Matt Corrente, Tyler Eckford and all of the other prospects who played in the AHL last season as well as the prospects in college, who will be paying their own way again to retain their college eligibility.
I asked Lamoriello if Corrente and Eckford are ready to compete for NHL jobs in training camp in September.
"Yes," he said. "It's going to be very interesting. I'm very excited about our defense."
Right now, the Devils have Paul Martin, Johnny Oduya, Colin White, Mike Mottau, Bryce Salvador, Andy Greene as their top six NHL defensemen with Jay Leach, who bounced between Lowell and New Jersey last season, as a possible seventh.