A West Islip native is a step closer to making his National Hockey League debut.
Matt Anderson was recalled by the New Jersey Devils and will be with the team as they play the Boston Bruins on the road Tuesday. The game is set for 7 p.m. and will be televised locally on MSG Plus.
Signed as a free agent in 2011, Anderson, 30, has seven goals and 13 assists in 39 games this season with the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils, New Jersey’s top minor league affiliate.
During the 2011-12 season with Albany, Anderson had 10 goals and 21 assists in 56 games.
Should Anderson play with the Devils, he would join Mike Komisarek of the Toronto Maple Leafs as the other West Islip native to currently play in the NHL. Komisarek was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.
Komisarek spent six seasons with Montreal before joining Toronto in 2009.