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Sislo sent back to Albany

New Jersey Devils right wing Mike Sislo (9) shoots the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner (51) attempts to block it at Air Canada Centre. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The New Jersey Devils have sent Mike Sislo back to the Albany Devils in the American Hockey League.

Sislo became the first person from Superior to play in the National Hockey League when the Devils played the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 3.

Sislo was moved to make room with the return of LW Patrik Elias (groin) and C Jacob Josefson (flu), who were activated from the injured reserve.

In seven games with New Jersey, Sislo had no goals with 11 shots on goal and a -1 plus/minus rating.

Prior to getting called up by New Jersey, Sislo had 9 goals, 11 assists and a +8 plus/minus rating in the 27 games he has played for Albany.

Sislo enjoyed a successful return to Albany with a goal and an assist in an 8-3 win Friday night at Utica. The former Spartan didn’t record a point in Saturday’s 4-1 win at Adirondack, but then on his 26th birthday Sunday he scored his 11th goal in a 4-3 shootout loss at Hershey, Penn.

The Devils play at Binghamton Friday, and host Adriondack Saturday and Binghamton Sunday.