Sullivan's role

Forward Steve Sullivan appears ready to fill a top-six role for the New Jersey Devils in his first game with the club since 1996-97. According to The Star-Ledger, the 38-year-old right winger is pegged to skate on the second line with Patrik Elias and center Andrei Loktionov when the Devils face the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday. Sullivan is also expected to compete on the top power-play unit.