DeBoer confirms that Sykora is out and Josefson is in tonight.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) May 21, 2012
The 21-year old Josefson, who had 2g, 7a in 41 games this season, hasn’t played since fracturing his left wrist against the Islanders on April 3.
According to NHL.com, Josefson will likely center the Devils third line between Alexei Ponikarovsky and David Clarkson.
Devils coach DeBoer is also expected to change his lines as they should look like this tonight…
Zach Parise – Travis Zajac – Dainius Zubrus
Patrik Elias – Adam Henrique – Ilya Kovalchuk
Alexei Ponikarovsky – Jacob Josefson – David Clarkson
Ryan Carter – Stephen Gionta – Steve Bernier
…looks like Deboer is starting to panic with all these line changes.
…the Devils big problem in this series is scoring goals, so I don’t anticipate Josefson return having much of an impact tonight. I hope.