Devils claim Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau; Ruslan Fedotenko to retire after 12 seasons

Veteran forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau was claimed by the New Jersey Devils in one of five waiver-related moves NHL teams made Tuesday, a day before the season opens.

The two-time 20-goal scorer was claimed after being waived by the New York Islanders. New Jersey freed up roster space by placing defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers.


Ruslan Fedotenko announced he is retiring after 12 NHL seasons split among five teams. Fedotenko is a two-time Stanley Cup champion who spent the past two seasons playing for Iowa of the American Hockey League. He had 173 goals and 193 assists for 366 points in 863 NHL career games.

• Pittsburgh claimed Montreal goalie Mike Condon; Minnesota claimed Detroit forward Teemu Pulkkinen; Toronto claimed Boston forward Seth Griffith; and Carolina claimed Phoenix defenseman Klas Dahlbeck.

• The New York Rangers placed forward Nathan Gerbe on waivers with the intention of terminating his contract.