News:Matt Corrente underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday and is out for the season, The New Jersey Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: If the lockout ends and there is a 2012-13 season, the Devils won't have Matt Corrente available. The 24-year-old former first-round pick has yet to score a goal in 34 NHL games.
News:Matt Corrente has signed with AHL Albany, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Matt Corrente will remain with the Devils' AHL affiliate in Albany, where he recorded eight points (2G, 6A) in 39 games last season.
News:Matt Corrente was placed on waivers Monday with the intention of sending him to the AHL, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Matt Corrente's a physical defender and a former first-round pick, but has struggled to find his comfort zone with the Devils. Unfortunately, he's done little in the last year to stand out amongst a largely indiscernible group of defenders, and has recently returned from a shoulder injury. Odds are, he'll be a call-up if the Devils suffer injuries.
News:Matt Corrente played his first game since January in Saturday's preseason loss to the Islanders, the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti reports.
Analysis:Matt Corrente looked a little uneasy at times, but settled in. He had a goal deflect off him, but he's still getting his feet under him and played 18:19 in the loss. Corrente's one of several defenders with indiscernible skill sets vying for one of the team's final spots, so he'll have to do something to distinguish himself, as he doesn't have the offensive upside of a Matt Taormina, Anton Stralman or fourth-overall pick Adam Larsson. If we were to speculate, Corrente's likely going to start in the AHL but will see time with the big club.
News: Corrente, a restricted free agent who sustained a shoulder injury after a fight last January, indicated that he is now healthy, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: "My health is 110 percent. I'm doing great. I can do everything and I'm feeling good about it," Corrente said Friday. "I wish the season started next week. I feel like I'm ready to go. I've been skating and I feel great ..." While it's good to see Corrente with restored health, one must take into account that he has yet to be signed to a new contract by the Devils. Of course, even healthy, he's more of a stay-at-home defenseman rather than someone who can help you to much success in the fantasy realm.
News: Although Corrente (right shoulder) has been skating for nearly three weeks, general manager Lou Lamoriello said the defenseman is not ready to practice yet, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: "He's been skating and he's still not where he should be," Lamoriello said. Corrente hasn't played since Jan. 14, and time is starting to run out on a possible return. The regular season ends in a little more than three weeks.
News: Corrente (shoulder) skated for the first time in six weeks Monday, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Corrente has been out of the lineup since mid-January and can give the Devils a more physical presence on the blue line.
News: Corrente (shoulder) will begin skating this week after suffering the injury in January, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Corrente suffered the injury during a fight with Tampa Bay's Steve Downie and has missed nearly six weeks after an original estimate put him out 2-4 weeks. Corrente has six helpers in 22 games this season.
News: Corrente will miss the next two-to-four weeks with a shoulder injury, the Devils' official site reports.
Analysis: Look for him to land on IR in the coming days, but this is a tough break for the blueliner after he appeared to have only suffered a minor injury in his fight with Steve Downie on Friday.
News: Corrente (soreness) did not practice Sunday and will not play Monday against the Islanders, the BergenRecord reports.
Analysis: Corrente was a little banged up following a fight in Friday's game against Tampa's Steve Downie. Corrente's been in and out of the lineup since Jacques Lemaire returned to the bench, so this isn't much of a shock.
News: Corrente will play Sunday against Tampa, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Corrente has been a healthy scratch the last three games and will be back in the lineup on defense as the team is without Anton Volchenkov, who is back in Russia attending to his father's funeral.
News: Corrente will be a healthy scratch Saturday against Philadelphia, according to the Bergen Record.
Analysis: Corrente's been out of the lineup the last three games and new coach Jacques Lemaire moved him to right wing from his defensive position. He's a promising player in the team's organization with some decent offensive skill, but he's a few years away from fantasy relevance.
News: Corrente will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against Minnesota, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Corrente has been practicing at forward in recent days and will not see the ice for Tuesday's battle with the Wild.
News: Corrente practiced at forward Monday and will play there Tuesday against Minnesota, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Analysis: Corrente's had some ups and downs this season and played several games at forward under Lemaire last season. Corrente has six assists in 20 games and is a minus-4, impressive for the Devils.
News: The Devils recalled Corrente from AHL Albany on Monday, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Corrente returns to New Jersey after being sent down about a week ago, In 15 games with the Devils this season, he has no goals and four assists with a minus-2 rating.
News: Corrente (shoulder) will play Thursday against the Canadiens, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: He'll be back in the saddle on the New Jersey blue line after a two-game absence. With four assists in 11 games, Corrente has a little bit of upside for those in deeper formats, but he's far from a must-roll at this stage of his young career.
News: Corrente (shoulder) practiced Tuesday for the first time since injuring his shoulder last week, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Corrente's status for Thursday's game against the Canadiens remains uncertain, but he is optimistic he will play if the swelling in his shoulder diminishes over the next couple days.
News: Corrente said Monday that his two-game absence was due to a shoulder injury, the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: Though the injury already cost him a couple games, Corrente said the pain has subsided and he hopes to play in Thursday's game against the Canadiens. Corrente's status will likely be determined following Thursday's morning skate.
News: Corrente will not play in Friday's game against the Islanders due to an upper body injury, according to the Devils' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Olivier Magnan will join the lineup in Corrente's place. Consider Corrente day-to-day.
News: Corrente played 12:22 during Monday's loss to Boston, his first game since Oct. 27 after suffering a broken hand.
Analysis: Corrente finished the contest with an even rating and one shot on goal. He's a rookie with some skill but a lot of learning is needed. He may have been rushed back to action, but the Devils are dealing with injuries on the blue line.
News: Corrente will be pressed into action Monday after missing seven games with a broken left hand, the New York Post reports.
Analysis: Corrente was to be a game-time decision, but Matt Taormina's ankle injury swayed that choice. Corrente has three points in six games so far this season.
News: Corrente (broken hand) joined the Devils for Monday's game in Boston but will be a game-time decision, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Corrente has been out for several weeks and is a promising defensive player with some, but not a ton, of offensive upside. If he does not return Monday, he likely will be back with the club Thursday. It wouldn't be a surprise to see Corrente in the lineup with other rookie defenders nicked up.
News: Corrente (hand) skated with the team on Sunday, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: There is still no timetable for his return, but the fact that Corrente is back on the ice could signal an upcoming return from the DL.
News: Corrente (broken hand) is hopeful of playing in Wednesday's contest with Buffalo, the Bergen Record reports. He practiced with the team Sunday.
Analysis: Corrente said his hand has been feeling better, as he sustained a broken bone during a fight two weeks ago. He is hopeful of playing Wednesday, but the decision ultimately lies with the Devils. He's a promising prospect for the team with some offensive upside, but not enough to draw attention.
News: The Devils placed Corrente (hand) on injured reserve Friday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: The move will be made retroactive to Oct. 27, so it doesn't do anything to alter his timetable for a return. He still has a chance to return sometime next week.
Corrente Could Return To Devils Sooner Than Expected
News: Corrente's broken hand is not as serious as the team had initially believed and he could return within seven to 10 days, according to the Bergen Record.
Analysis: This is better news for the Devils, who are already battling injuries on the blue line. Corrente is a promising defender but won't register much on the offensive side of the puck.
News: The Devils sent Corrente (broken hand) back to New Jersey Thursday after the rookie blueliner suffered the injury Wednesday against San Jose, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Corrente sustained the injury during a fight with Ryan Clowe and x-rays after the contest revealed the break. Corrente is out for at least the next four games of this road trip and possibly longer.
News: The Devils recalled Corrente from Albany (AHL) on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Corrente was one of three AHL players recalled thanks to the cap relief New Jersey created by placing Brian Rolston on long-term injured reserve. Corrente's aggressiveness and skating skills are undeniable, but his offensive potential at the NHL level remains a mystery.
News: The Devils assigned Corrente to AHL Albany on Monday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Corrente performed well in training camp and had a shot at earning a roster spot, but he'll start the year in the AHL and await a potential callup.
News: Corrente is one of several young defensemen that could benefit from Bryce Salvador (concussion) being out of the lineup, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Analysis: Corrente's been impressive at training camp and is one of several players that will be given a longer look with Salvador out. Corrente's a physical defenseman and could contribute in PIMs in deep leagues that reward it, but how regular a role he will see remains to be determined.
News:The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Devils placed Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond was placed on injured reserve Friday and defenseman Matt Corrente was recalled from Lowell (AHL). No specific injury was given for Leblond.
Analysis: Corrente is one of the Devils' top blue-line prospects, but they just don't have a full-time gig for him yet. Corrente remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: The Devils have sent rookie D Matt Corrente down to the AHL. Corrente had been a healthy scratch for the Devils last seven games.
Analysis: Corrente, a first-round pick in 2007, had 12 points in 16 AHL games before being called up in late December. He remains just a low-end option in keeper formats.
News: New Jersey has recalled D Matthew Corrente from Lowell (AHL). To clear roster room for Corrente, the Devils put RW Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 17 with an upper-body injury.
Analysis: Letorneau-Leblo is merely a flier in Fantasy leagues that reward heavily for PIM when in the NHL and active. Corrente is just a long-term keeper option at this point in his career.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Devils D Matthew Corrente made his NHL debut Saturday night but made it as a right wing as Devils coach Jacques Lemaire went with seven defensemen. "It's a dream come true to get here," Corrente said. "I'm looking forward to staying awhile. I'm a little nervous." After the game, Lemaire said, "I was pleased with what I saw."
Analysis: Corrente had no points in 9:54 of ice time and finished at minus-1, but his coach was still pleased with his effort. Corrente, a 2006 first-round pick, was doing quite well in the minors before his recall. He could stick around as long as New Jersey is banged up, but he remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: With injuries piling up, the Devils recalled D Matt Corrente on Wednesday from their Lowell (AHL) farm team.
Analysis: The 2006 first-round pick had three goals, 11 points and 23 penalty minutes for Lowell before his recall. He is doing quite well developing in the minors, but it doesn't appear Corrente is ready to stick around the NHL on a full-time basis. Consider him more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News:The Sports Xchange reports D Matthew Corrente, whose injured shoulder forced him to miss much of the Devils' July rookie camp, is fit and ready for training camp.
Analysis: Corrente was the Devils' first-round pick from 2006. He spent his first pro season in the AHL in 2008-09. He totaled six goals, 18 points and 161 penalty minutes in 67 games. Corrente can play at both ends of the ice, but he doesn't have great offensive skills. He is merely a low-end Fantasy long-term keeper.
News: The New Jersey Devils returned D Matthew Corrente to Saginaw of the OHL, F Kyell Henegan to Shawinigan of the QMJHL, D Kirill Tupulov to Chicoutimi of the QMJHL and D Sean Zimmerman to Spokane of the WHL on Tuesday.
Analysis: The prospects are a long way from making an impact in seasonal Fantasy leagues.