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from the NHLPA,
Jay Pandolfo announced his retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL) today after 15 NHL seasons.
Pandolfo, a native of Burlington, MA played 899 NHL games, scoring 100 goals and 126 assists for 226 career points. His career was highlighted by two Stanley Cup championships (2000, 2003) with the New Jersey Devils, the team he spent the first 13 seasons of his career with. After playing one season with the New York Islanders, he played last season with the Boston Bruins. Over the course of his career, Jay also saw action in 131 playoff games, scoring 33 points.
“I was very fortunate to live my dream of playing in the NHL. I was lucky to be part of three great organizations and would like to thank the New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders and Boston Bruins,” said Pandolfo. “I would like to thank all my teammates, coaches and staff for all the memorable experiences together. I'd especially like to thank my family for all the support they have given me throughout my career.”
Over the weekend, the Islanders invited veteran forward Jay Pandolfo to training camp. Can Pandolfo make the team? Yes. Will he? I don’t think so. While I think Pandolfo could provide some veteran leadership to the Islanders young forwards, I just don’t see where he fits in.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
It’s nearly a month in the NHL season and former Devil Jay Pandolfo doesn’t have a job yet, but he’s still hoping to play in the league in 2010-11 and fight off the thoughts of retirement creeping into his head.
Pandolfo, who will turn 36 on Dec. 27, was bought out – at his request – from the final season of his contract (he was due to make $2.5 million this season) with the hope of catching on with another NHL team and playing a more regular role after being a healthy scratch for the Devils in the playoffs last season.
So far, it hasn’t worked out.
from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe,
He owns two championship rings. He has appeared in 819 NHL games, all for the same organization. He was once considered one of the league’s sharpest shutdown left wings. He has recovered from spring shoulder surgery.
He is without a job.
“Up in the air right now,’’ said Jay Pandolfo. “Seems like a slow summer for free agents. Just trying to be patient here. Hopefully something will happen before training camp.’’
Like many veterans this offseason, the Burlington-raised former Boston University star finds himself on the outside looking in, wondering if and when a general manager will send him working papers.
The 35-year-old Pandolfo has company in the NHL unemployment line.
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At Fire & Ice, Tom Gulitti reports:
It appears they have re-signed Jay Pandolfo and Sergei Brylin as well [as Bryce Salvador, reported earlier], but i’m still waiting for comfirmation on that. The Devils have called an 11:15 a.m. conference call with Lou Lamoriello to “discuss the team’s players.” I’ll give updates and more detail when I acquire them.
update 11:28am, Now updated with this,
The Devils have re-signed left wing Jay Pandolfo and defenseman Bryce Salvador, the team announced this morning.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello also announced that they have passed on the option on Sergei Brylin’s contract for $1.52 million. Lamoriello did not rule out signing Brylin at a later date, but said he will become an unrestricted free agent at noon. Arron Asham will also become an UFA.
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from Fire & Ice,
Left wing Jay Pandolfo said he will not play in Friday night’s home game against Montreal because of the “pelvis area” injury he sustained in the third period of Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Dallas. “I won’t be able to play tomorrow,” he said. “It’s disappointing. You never want to be hurt, but, hopefully, it’s not that bad. I think it’s day to day.”
Pandolfo’s ironman man streak will end at 307 consecutive regular season games (the third longest in team history). He last missed a regular season game on Jan. 18, 2003 against Carolina because of a mild concussion (that was the last of four consecutive games he sat out).