The New Jersey Devils are shifting around their roster now that goaltender Martin Brodeur may be back in action. Brodeur has been on injured reserve because of a torn biceps he suffered in a game on November 1 against Atlanta. He has recovered cheap football jerseys enough for the Devils to take him off of injured reserve. While he was gone, Scott Clemmensen was called up to replace him along with Kevin Weekes. With cheap Kevin Zeitler jerseys Brodeur back, Clemmensen has been sent back to the Devils’ AHL affiliate in Lowell, Massachusetts. Although Clemmensen did a great job while he was with the Devils, general manager Lou Lamoriello made it clear that keeping three goalies wasn’t in the Devil’s plans. Since he was called up on an emergency basis, he did not have to clear waivers, which would have been the case with Weekes. Along with Clemmensen, defensemen Anssi Salmela was also moved to cheap authentic jerseys free shipping the Devil’s AHL team in Lowell. Be there to cheer on the Devils with New Jersey Devils tickets.
Brodeur, a Canadian native, starting playing hockey when he was very young. By the time he was 16, he was already part of the Montreal-Bourassa Midget AAA team. He started to get national recognition when he appeared at the National U-17 Hockey Festival in 1988. The next year, he became part of the Quebec Major League with the Saint-Hyacinthe Laser. He was chosen in the first round of the 1990 Draft by the Devils. He played one game in the NFL in 1992, but then went to play with the AHL Utica Devils. He had his first full season with the Devils in 1993. That season, he finished with a record of 27-11-8. Since then, he has been the Devils’ primary goalkeeper. During the 2006-2007 season, he finished with a career-high 12 shutouts. Prior to being injured in the 2008-2009 season, he was 6-2-0 with two shutouts.
Clemmensen got his start playing for Dubuque in the USHL during the 1996 season. He spent another year in the USHL with Des Moines before attending Boston College. He was drafted by the Devils in the eighth round of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He saw his first action with the Devils in 2001, where he played two games. The rest of that season was spent in the AHL with the Albany River Rats. From the 2002-2003 season to the 2006-2007, Clemmensen would play for the Devils in at least a few games a year, other than in 2004-2005. In 2006-2007, he started playing for the Lowell Devils. He played in the Maple Leafs for three games in 20007-2008. While he was with the Devils this season, he played in 40 games and finished with a record of 25-13-0 and two shutouts.
Anssi Salmela hasn’t been playing in North America for very long. From the 2003-2004 season to the 2007-2008 season, he was playing professionally in Finland. He started the 2008-2009 season in the AHL with Lowell, playing 36 games with them before spending the last 17 games with the Devils.