Savard, 38, hasn't played since the 2010-11 season because of concussion-related issues. He has 207 goals and 499 assists in 807 career regular-season games with the New York Rangers, Calgary, Atlanta and Boston. In 25 playoff games, he has eight goals and 14 assists.
Black, 23, spent last season with Albany in the American Hockey League. The center had seven goals and two assists in 50 games.
Thompson, 27, was scoreless in three games last season for the Devils. The forward had 13 goals and 22 assists in 56 games for Albany.