Salmela was not re-signed for the upcoming 2011-12 season, as the Devils did not make him a qualifying offer, according to the New York Post. He will play in Russia's KHL during the upcoming season.
Salmela was placed on waivers by New Jersey Thursday and will report to Albany (AHL) if he is not claimed by another team, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Salemla will be a healthy scratch Sunday aginst Tampa Bay, the Bergen Record reports.
Salmela was a healthy scratch Tuesday in the loss to Washington, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Salmela played 14:57 Wednesday in his return from ACL surgery.
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