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Devils release Fedotenko and Kaberle from tryouts

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Ruslan Fedotenko #76 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on September 26, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-2 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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The New Jersey Devils have released forward Ruslan Fedotenko and defenseman Tomas Kaberle from their tryouts with the club.


Fedotenko, 35, played in two preseason games and did not have a point. He was minus-2 with no penalty minutes.

Kaberle, 36, appeared in two preseason games and had one assist. He was plus-2 with no penalty minutes. His release may have opened the door slightly for the Devils to keep rookie defenseman Damon Severson.

Will either catch on with another team? Hard to say, but it’s worth passing along what Jaromir Jagr said recently about Kaberle, his Czech Republic teammate during the Sochi Olympics.

“I didn’t think he was going to play that good,” said Jagr. "[But] he was one of our best players on the Czech national team facing the best players in the world.”

Then again, Kaberle hasn’t played an NHL game since March of 2013, soon after which he was bought out by the Montreal Canadiens.

Related: Fedotenko’s goal ‘is to play in the NHL next year,’ says agent