Devils assign 24 to Albany

The Devils have assigned 24 players to their AHL affiliate in Albany in advance of what appears to be an imminent lockout set to begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m.

Among the notables? Calder Trophy candidate Adam Henrique, 2011 first-round pick Adam Larsson and promising young center Jacob Josefson.

Below is the complete list of AHL-bound players:

Matt Anderson, Jean-Sebastian Berube, Brandon Burlon, Bobby Butler, Maxime Clermont, Jeff Frazee, Eric Gelinas, Adam Henrique, Mike Hoeffel, Jacob Josefson, Dan Kelly, Keith Kinkaid, Adam Larsson, Jay Leach, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Alexander Urbom, Scott Wedgewood, Chad Wiseman, David Wohlberg, Harry Young, Steve Zalewski.

The Devils also sent three players back to their junior teams:

Stefan Matteau (Blainville, QMJHL), Reece Scarlett (Swift Current, WHL), and Damon Severson (Kelowna, WHL).