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Devils waive former first-rounder Tedenby

Jan 3, 2014, 1:18 PM EDT


Mattias Tedenby’s tenure in New Jersey has hit a low point.

Tedenby, the club’s first-round pick (24th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has been placed on non-roster waivers in the hopes of sending him to AHL Albany, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello told

Placing Tedenby on non-roster waivers allows the Devils to activate left wing Ryan Carter for tonight’s game against Chicago. Carter has been out since Nov. 30 with a right knee injury.

If the Devils had placed Tedenby, 23, on regular waivers, they would have had to wait until noon Saturday before activating Carter.

“The only thing it means is it allows us to activate a player today,” Lamoriello said. “What the non-roster waivers means, is if an injured player becomes available prior to a roster spot being available you can make (a spot) available by putting it as a non-roster (move). And what that means is he would go to the minors if he clears waivers. (Tedenby) would go down because Carter is healthy.”

Lamoriello said he wants Tedenby to go to Albany “and be the best player, and then what he does is he forces himself to get into the lineup.” Tedenby would have to clear waivers to get there, though, as teams have until noon Saturday to claim him.

Taken two spots behind Jordan Eberle at the ’08 Draft, Tedenby has failed to make much of an impact in New Jersey following a solid rookie campaign, in which he scored eight goals and 22 points in 58 games.

He appeared in just four games during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign and has played just 15 games this year, scoring one goal (no assists) while posting a minus-8 rating. notes Tedenby has “failed to earn the confidence” of head coach Peter DeBoer.

Tedenby is on a one-year, $600,000 deal with the Devils. He was sent to Albany earlier this season on a conditional loan and performed well, scoring three goals in two games.

  1. nj666 - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    hes terrible

  2. devilsarethebest - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    Good. He sucks. When you can’t produce on a line with Kovalchuk you don’t belong in the NHL.

  3. lilroot9 - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:21 PM

    So does this mean a team can claim him? The waiver stuff always confuses me.

    • devilsarethebest - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:23 PM

      Yup, he’s all your’s if you want him.

      • lilroot9 - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:28 PM

        Well unfortunately I am a Sabres fan and they might give him a go, cause we need to lose, to get that 1st pick. So sure! lol

      • elvispocomo - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM

        Do the Sabres even have a roster spot open to claim him, particularly after they just claimed Konopka?

  4. thecheeman - Jan 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    There’s just not too much there.

  5. elvispocomo - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:45 PM

    He’s still young, so you never know what a change of scenery would do for him, but he’s certainly underperformed at the NHL level since his rookie year.

    • jkaflagg - Jan 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

      Agree…someone who liked him in his draft year will likely take a chance.

  6. 950003cups - Jan 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Not NHL caliber at any stage of his game.

  7. djshnooks - Jan 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Get it done Buffalo…not all hope is lost for a 23 year old who has never been given a fair chance. I like Omark and D’agostini as bottom six players…better than Leino and Stafford, to be honest.

    Why not give this Kid a shot?

    • 950003cups - Jan 3, 2014 at 5:12 PM

      Well, why not? He’s at minimum wage. Minimum weight. Minimum height. Minimum puck handling skills. Minimum accuracy. But she’s quick.

  8. multiplemiggs - Jan 4, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Its obvious Garth Snow will claim him

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