Devils interim head coach Alain Nasreddine spoke following team practice on Sunday on Jesper Boqvist. Boqvist was assigned to AHL Binghamton prior to the bye week but was not recalled upon its conclusion.
"He's done a lot of good things at this level with us since he started the year. For him, you can't have a young guy like that just playing minimal minutes. I'm sure he'd like to have more (ice time)."
Boqvist had spent the entire season with the Devils to this point. He had four goals in 34 games.
"For us, it's more about his development, going down there," Nasreddine continued. "There's nothing wrong with going to the American Hockey League.
Boqvist has played three games with the Binghamton Devils with one goal.
"Most guys go down and play and earn their spot or their ice time. So he'll be in a position where he can play top line minutes, top power play. He can even work on his penalty kill. That's where we see the value right now for Jesper moving forward."