Has played in 8 straight to match season/career high...Returned to NJD lineup 12/26 vs. Pit. for 1st NHL appearance since 11/14; recalled from Lowell (AHL) for 5th time earlier that day...Removed from emergency condition status 11/17; played in 8 straight after returning to lineup 10/26 vs. Fla...Recalled from Lowell earlier in the day under emer. cond.; overall AHL totals show 1a in 7 appearances...Made his NHL/Devils debut 10/16 @ NYR & notched his 1st NHL assist/point; was recalled earlier in the day...At 30 years, 56 days became the 4th oldest player in Devils' history -- & the oldest N. American-born -- to make his NHL debut (V. Fetisov, 31 years, 168 days; S. Starikov, 30 years, 305 days; & A. Kasatonov, 30 years, 82 days)...Served Lowell as captain; is in his 5th pro season...Signed with organization as a free agent 7/12/02...4-season totals with River Rats show 3g-23a-26pts & 320 PIM in 264 appearances...Spent the 2001-02 season with Jokerit Helsinki (Fin.); teammates included Lowell's O. Malmivaara...Played 4 seasons, 1997-01, with U. Wisconsin (WCHA)...Saw action in USHL with both Madison & Green Bay.