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Devils placed forward Nikita Gusev on waivers Thursday midday. Gusev is in his second season playing for the Devils.

by Catherine Bogart catherinebogart /

The New Jersey Devils have placed forward Nikita Gusev on waivers today. The left-wing is in his second NHL season with the club and has contributed five points (2G-3A) through 20 games played.

New Jersey acquired Gusev in July of 2019 in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights. The Russian winger signed a two-year, $9 million contract that same day.

During his first NHL season, Gusev scored 44 points (13G-31A) in 66 games before play was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on October 4, 2019. 

"It's been a tough year for him, and he hasn't quite been a fit," head coach Lindy Ruff said. "If he clears, he's still with us."

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