The Devils announced Wednesday they have activated right wing Ilkka Pikkarainen from injured reserve and assigned him to Lowell (AHL) for conditioning, along with forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.
Pikkarainen, 28, has missed the last three games because of illness. He has one assist and a minus-3 rating over 13 appearances in his first NHL season.
Letourneau-Leblond, 24, had missed seven games with an upper body injury. He was placed on IR on Nov. 19 retroactive to Nov. 4, and activated on Nov. 20. The rugged rookie is a minus-3 in seven appearances.