Devils get salary cap relief as league declares Mogilny unfit to play

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The NHL has informed the New Jersey Devils general manager that veteran winger Alexander Mogilny can be placed on the long-term injury exception list.

The move will free up US$3.5-million in salary cap space.

That comes two days after Lamoriello got rid of Vladimir Malakhov's $3.6-million salary in a trade with San Jose which cost him a first-round draft pick.

The combined $7.1 million in savings under the cap will permit the Devils to re-sign star winger Brian Gionta as well as defencemen David Hale and Paul Martin

The three restricted free agents missed all of the pre-season as they awaited Lamoriello to clear up his salary cap troubles.

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