Devils’ Anssi Salmela set for power-play time upon return

Anssi Salmela is projected to see some time with the man advantage when we makes his expected return to the lineup on Wednesday night. Coach John MacLean had this to say about the Finnish defenseman: “He skates well. He jumps into the play. He’s a veteran. He has a terrific shot from the point. Hopefully,

Ilya Kovalchuk named alternate captain

Zach Parise is one of the Devils’ two alternate captains (Patrik Elias is the other), so, while he is out for the next three months recovering from surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, coach John MacLean has to give the second “A” to another player. Ilya Kovalchuk wore it for the