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Pikkarainen activated, assigned

Heads to Lowell (AHL) for conditioning along with Letourneau-Leblond

Wednesday, 11.25.2009 / 9:05 AM ET / News
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Pikkarainen activated, assigned
The Devils announced Wednesday they have activated right wing Ilkka Pikkarainen from injured reserve and assigned him to Lowell (AHL) for conditioning, along with forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.

Pikkarainen, 28, has missed the last three games because of illness. He has one assist and a minus-3 rating over 13 appearances in his first NHL season.

Letourneau-Leblond, 24, had missed seven games with an upper body injury. He was placed on IR on Nov. 19 retroactive to Nov. 4, and activated on Nov. 20. The rugged rookie is a minus-3 in seven appearances.