Tlusty is coming off a rough season with New Jersey, scoring just two goals and two assists in 30 games while missing significant time due to a wrist injury. He also spent time as a healthy scratch as he struggled to earn a regular role in the bottom six for the Devils. Tlusty earned $800K last season and if he’s able to parlay this tryout into a contract, he’ll likely earn somewhere around that amount again this year.
However, the 28 year old had put up four straight seasons of 30 points or more heading into last year so there is still some offensive upside. In his career, Tlusty has played for four different teams including Carolina, Toronto, Winnipeg, and the Devils. He has 446 games of NHL experience under his belt, tallying 89 goals and 88 assists.
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