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Future arrives for Devils as Zacha recalled

First-round pick in 2015 may play Saturday vs. Maple Leafs

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New Jersey Devils forward Pavel Zacha, the No. 6 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, was recalled from Albany of the American Hockey League on Friday and could make his NHL debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday at Prudential Center (7 p.m. ET, CBC, MSG, NHL.TV).

It is the final game of the season for the Devils and the Maple Leafs. Neither team qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Zacha, a left wing, played for Sarnia of the Ontario Hockey League this season. He had 64 points (28 goals, 36 assists) in 51 regular-season games and six goals and seven assists in seven playoff games. He joined Albany after his OHL season ended.

Zacha (6-foot-3, 209 pounds) played in four preseason games for the Devils and had one assist. He was returned to Sarnia on Oct. 6, three days before New Jersey played the Winnipeg Jets in the regular-season opener.

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