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Devils release Komisarek from tryout


Prior to training camp the New Jersey Devils invited several NHL veterans on tryouts, on Sunday, the first was cut.

Defenseman Mike Komisarek was released by the club during its’ latest round of cuts.

Forwards Jordin Tootoo, Ruslan Fedotenko and Scott Gomez along with blue liners Tomas Kaberle and Komisarek were offered camp tryouts by Devils GM Lou Lamoriello.

Tootoo and Gomez are expected in the Devils lineup tonight when they host the Philadelphia Flyers.

Komisarek, who appeared in 32 games with the Carolina Hurricanes last season, could be nearing the end of his career unless he elects to explore options in Europe.

In 551 career NHL games with the Canadiens, Maple Leafs and Hurricanes, Komisarek, 32, has 81 points.

Komisarek was originally the seventh overall pick at the 2001 NHL Draft by Montreal.

Goaltender Scott Wedgewood along with defensemen Renat Mamashev and Corbin McPherson and forward Joe Whitney were assigned to Albany of the American Hockey League.

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