Devils acquire Sullivan

According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, New Jersey has re-acquired former Devil Steve Sullivan from the Phoenix Coyotes. The Devils send back a seventh-round draft pick in the deal, according to LeBrun.

Sullivan, 38, has five goals and seven assists in 33 games for the Coyotes this season.

The Timmins, Ontario, native, who played for New Jersey from 1995-97, provides the Devils with some depth and experience as the team tries to remain in the playoff hunt.

The Devils are currently without Ilya Kovalchuk, who is not expected to return from a shoulder injury until later this month.