Devils place Cammelleri on IR, recall Blandisi, Boucher and Helgeson

See how family life and stability has translated into on-ice success for New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri.

The New Jersey Devils have placed forward Michael Cammalleri on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 26, and have recalled forwards Joseph Blandisi and Reid Boucher, and defenceman Seth Helgeson from Albany of the AHL.

Cammalleri is being held out with an upper-body injury, his return date is unknown.

He leads the Devils with 38 points (14 goals, 24 assists) in 42 games.

Blandisi has appeared in 11 games this year for the Devils, scoring 1 goal and five assists. The 21-year-old was drafted in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Draft and put up 112 points in 68 OHL games with the Barrie Colts in 2014-15.

Boucher has two goals and one assist in eight NHL games this year. He’s scoring at an almost point-per-game pace in Albany, with 29 points (17 goals, 12 assists) in 32 games.

Hegelson has appeared in just two games with New Jersey this year, and is second on Albany at plus-11. He’s scored two goals and five assists in 33 AHL games this year.

The Devils host the New York Rangers Tuesday night in their first game back from the all-star break.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.