Originally written on Yahoo! Sports  |  Last updated 6/23/14

PITTSBURGH - APRIL 15: Forward Petr Sykora #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the Philadelphia Flyers during game one of the 2009 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Mellon Arena on April 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
New Jersey agreed with Petr Sykora to terms of a one-year deal on Wednesday, completing the former Devil's bid to return to the NHL after an 18-month absence. The 34-year-old forward last played in the NHL for the Minnesota Wild in 2009-10 and came into New Jersey's camp on a tryout basis. "I went in with very small expectations for him," new Devils coach Peter DeBoer said.
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