New Jersey Devils Send Scott Clemmensen to Lowell (AHL)

Fred PoulinCorrespondent IFebruary 25, 2009

Devils' GM Lou Lamoriello announced earlier today that the Devils have sent goaltender Scott Clemmensen and defenseman Anssi Salmela down to make room for Martin Brodeur.

Brodeur was activated Wednesday morning, leaving the Devils with 22 players on their roster. Brodeur is expected to be in net against Colorado Thursday night.

Clemmensen was 25-13-1 with a 2.39 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and two shutouts during Brodeur's extended absence. Clemmensen did not have to clear waivers because he was recalled on an emergency basis when Brodeur went down with his biceps injury. New Jersey could have kept three goalies, but Lamoriello was not comfortable with the idea.

The Devils will have four recalls from the minors after the Mar. 4 trade deadline. The players recalled would not have to clear waivers.

We don't know yet if the Devils will try to trade Clemmensen before the trade deadline, or if they will simply keep him around in case Brodeur re-injures himself.