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Monday, April 22, 2013
Matteau leaves junior team

By Katie Strang

Devils prospect Stefan Matteau is no longer with his junior club, the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the QMJHL, a source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, although it is not immediately clear whether he quit or was kicked off the team.

According to several reports, Matteau was benched during the team's semi-final playoff game against Baie-Comeau, after which he did not travel on the team bus.

The 19-year-old Matteau, a first-round pick by the Devils in 2012, had one goal and two assists in 17 games with the Devils before he was sent back to his junior team back in March.

Adding another interesting twist to the developing story is that his father, former Rangers Stephane Matteau, is a member of the Armada's coaching staff.