Stefan Matteau will stay with New Jersey for now, according to GM Lou Lamoriello.
"He will not be going back immediately and we're not going to let his contract status get in the way," Lamoriello said. "We're going to continue evaluating this and a decision won't be made at this point." Matteau has played in five games already and if he participates in his sixth then the first year of his entry-level kicks in. It's unclear if he will be in the lineup on Thursday when the Devils host the Islanders.