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Max Willman assigned to the Utica Comets

The New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday they have reassigned Willman to Utica of the American Hockey League.

Forward Max Willman is returning to the Utica Comets after just over two weeks in the NHL with the New Jersey Devils.

Willman was signed by the Devils in the offseason to a one-year, two-way contract in the offseason. The twenty-eight-year-old played the previous four seasons for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms – the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. He was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Trio assigned to the Utica Comets

In four games played for the Devils this season, Willman had one goal and no assists. In fifty-four NHL games in his career, he has five goals, two assists, and twenty PIM.

Willman has played seven games for the Utica Comets thus far this season. He was at a point-per-game pace for the Comets before being recalled – registering four goals and three assists.

With Willman returning to Utica, it will be the fourth addition to the team this week. Defenseman Topias Vilen and forward Yushiroh Hirano were assigned to the team earlier on Sunday, and forward Arnaud Durandeau was acquired from the Bridgeport Islanders via the New York Islanders in the Tyce Thompson trade. The Comets play again on Wednesday night when they host the Belleville Senators.

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