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Devils recall Frazee, send Kinkaid, Janssen to AHL

Wednesday, 03.06.2013 / 10:21 AM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Devils recall Frazee, send Kinkaid, Janssen to AHL

The New Jersey Devils on Wednesday assigned goalie Keith Kinkaid and right wing Cam Janssen to the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League and recalled goalie Jeff Frazee.

Both Janssen and Kinkaid saw action in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Prudential Center.

Kinkaid made his NHL debut in relief of starter Johan Hedberg, who was pulled 13:13 into the second period after allowing three goals on 11 shots. Kinkaid finished with 12 saves on 13 shots in 25:45 of ice time. His best save came 1:08 into the third when he denied Steven Stamkos off a breakaway by extending his left pad and turning away the National Hockey League's leading goal-scorer.

Kinkaid's appearance marked the first time since December 2010 that a goalie other than Martin Brodeur or Hedberg had earned playing time. At 23 years old, he was the youngest goaltender to play for the Devils since J.F. Damphousse on Jan. 24, 2002 at Atlanta.

Janssen, who was recalled from Albany on Tuesday morning, replaced Stefan Matteau in the lineup. He earned 5:37 of ice time and took two shots.

In 21 games with Albany this season, 25-year-old Frazee is 7-9-4 with a 2.33 goals-against average and .920 save percentage. He'll likely back up Hedberg against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday at Prudential Center. Martin Brodeur remains sidelined with back soreness.

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