O'Brien has been returned to the minors, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. O'Brien was a first-round (27th overall) draft selection in 2007, but the 26-year-old hasn't been able to hang onto a stable role in the NHL. In 67 career games at that level, he's produced just eight goals and four assists -- that makes him little more than organizational depth at this juncture.
O'Brien has been recalled from AHL Albany. O'Brien has contributed seven goals and five assists with the Baby Devils this season but has yet to make his season debut at the NHL level. A number of forwards that regularly play for the parent club are on the shelf -- including Michael Cammalleri, who is on injured reserve with an upper-body ailment -- so O'Brien gets the call as an insurance option.
Jim O'Brien signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Devils on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
Jim O'Brien cleared waivers Friday and could head back to AHL Binghamton, the Ottawa Citizen reports.
Jim O'Brien was recalled by Ottawa on Friday, TSN's Brent Wallace reports.
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