Pietila signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ducks on Tuesday.
Pietila has some NHL experience, appearing in 38 career games for the Devils, half of which came last season. He has only four points, though, so chances are he won't make the big club in Anaheim unless injuries strike.
Pietila was waived by the Devils on Friday, Chris Ryan of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Ryan adds that the Devils are simply using waivers to create the possibility of Pietila heading to AHL Binghamton, but the transaction itself doesn't necessarily mean he'd end up at that level in the event that he clears. New Jersey is a mess with all of its injuries, so the winger with one assist through 19 games this season could stay put.
Pietila was called up from AHL Binghamton on Wednesday.
Lauded for his work ethic and hockey smarts, Pietila has at least earned the right to be a popular call-up option for a struggling Devils team. He'll reportedly join the big club for its morning skate ahead of a home game against the Flames.
Pietila was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
The Michigan native produced a single point -- an assist -- over seven games after his New Year's Day promotion. With Pietila going back to the minors and Miles Wood (lower body) shifting to injured reserve, the Devils will simply go a different direction up front with Kurtis Gabriel and Nathan Bastian receiving promotions to the top level for Saturday's clash with the Ducks.
The Devils recalled Pietila from AHL Binghamton on Tuesday, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Pietila hasn't spent any time with the big club this season, and he only played two games with the Devils last year. He's been brought up as a reinforcement since Taylor Hall (lower body) and Marcus Johansson are on injured reserve. The 25-year-old has compiled 12 goals and 22 points in 34 AHL games this campaign, and will likely slot into the bottom six if he cracks the lineup.
Pietila skated in two games in the 2017-18 season, logging five hits and a shot on goal but was held pointless.
This was the third season that Pietla's played the majority of his games in the AHL, but after scoring 33 points in 49 games last season in the minors, he just mustered 22 tallies (12 goals, 10 assists) in 60 games. Pietila is more known for his defensive prowess as a forward, but with New Jersey having solid depth in its wingers, he'll once again have a hard time cracking the roster in 2018-19 as he returns for the final year of his contract.
Pietila was reassigned to AHL Binghamton on Saturday.
The Michigan native made his season debut Sunday against the Hurricanes, and he displayed a bit of a mean streak with four hits over 9:30 of ice time. Selected by the Devils with a fifth-round (129th overall) draft pick in 2011, Pietila will look to build upon his 14-point total over 45 games with the AHL's Devils.
Pietila was recalled from AHL Binghamton on Saturday.
The Devils announced that Marcus Johnasson (concussion) will be out indefinitely, so Pietila will be on hand as a reinforcement option. Scouts have said his ceiling is that of a bottom-line winger, though he is able to play either the wing or center positions and hockey clubs always seem to appreciate that kind of versatility.
Pietila signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Devils on Wednesday.
Devils GM Ray Shero has been extremely busy, reaching deals with eight restricted free agents in the last two days. Pietila is said to have a strong handle on the game and projects to be a solid penalty killer in the NHL someday. He produced 33 points (17 goals, 16 assists) in 49 games with AHL Albany last season, but struggled to the tune of one point and a minus-5 rating over 10 NHL contests.
Pietila was reassigned to AHL Albany on Thursday.
With Micahel Cammalleri returning from a shoulder injury Friday, space needed to be made on the New Jersey roster, and Pietila was the odd man out. The 24-year-old managed an assist, nine shots on goal and a minus-4 rating while up with the big club.
Pietila was called up from AHL Albany on Saturday.
He was called up ahead of a road contest opposing the Coyotes, taking the roster spot formerly occupied by backup goalie Ken Appleby. Pietila only has nine NHL games under his belt, so he'll have to pay more dues before garnering a look in the fantasy realm.
Pietila was reassigned to AHL Albany on Wednesday.
While not yet confirmed, Pietila's jump back to the minors suggests that Kyle Palmieri (upper body) and Michael Cammalleri (personal) are close to returning to game action. Pietila contributed four hits and two blocked shots in two games prior to getting sent down.
The Devils recalled Pietila from AHL Albany on Wednesday.
The Devils placed Taylor Hall -- who is expected to miss 3-to-4 weeks with a left knee injury -- on injured reserve in a corresponding move Wednesday, so Pietila may be in for an extended stay with the big club. The 23-year-old winger has played well in the minors this season, tallying 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 12 games, and he could get an opportunity to crack the Devils' lineup as soon as Thursday against Anaheim.
Pietila, who was assigned to AHL Albany on Saturday, was recalled by the Devils on Monday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
It's unclear exactly what caused the team's change of heart but four players (Pietila included) were recalled by New Jersey on Monday. The 23-year-old played in seven games with the Devils last season and will likely serve as a fringe NHL player again in 2016-17.
Pietila was reassigned to AHL Albany on Friday, Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger reports.
Known to be physical and attentive on both ends of the rink, Pietila has contributed a pair of points in seven games with the Devils this season. In the minors, he's generated nine goals and seven assists on top of 17 PIM. He's among a handful of young forwards that received playing time with the parent club in the wake of recent injuries to the Devils' regulars.
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