Devils Rumors & News

  • Matteau sits out with facial fracture

    North Jersey "Stefan Matteau suffered a facial fracture from being struck in the face with a deflected puck late in Friday's practice and did not accompany the Devils to Philadelphia. Coach John Hynes said the left wing will not need surgery and will be available to play with a full shield for extra..." February 14

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Player Safety is looking Stempniak spear on Gosisbehere. IF there is anything, would be a fine, not supspension.

  • Devils use power play to edge Flyers in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Just how it has been all season, the New Jersey Devils went to their bread and butter for success on Saturday. The power play, which has made up for New Jersey's NHL-low five-on-five production, came through again as the Devils spoiled defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere's..." February 13

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Devils cap off Martin Brodeur celebration with win over Oilers

    New York Post "After retiring Martin Brodeur’s No. 30 jersey in a rousing ceremony, the Devils sent their fans home even happier with a much-needed win over the Oilers. Reid Boucher set up a goal and scored the game-winner 7:13 into the third period, and the Devils edged the Oilers 2-1 on Tuesday night at the..." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Lundqvist withstands Devils’ furious run to best Schneider

    New York Post "It was with a somewhat sly grin that the Rangers took this 2-1 win over the Devils on Monday night at the Garden, a reaction that can only come after utterly dominating the first 57 minutes and then holding on for dear life as the game closed. Henrik Lundqvist, with the Broadway Hat hanging..." February 09

  • Brodeur’s jersey retirement set to heal any Devils wounds

    Sportsnet "They’ve done it for Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky, erected statues in their likeness and their honour, immortalizing their connections not only to the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers, respectively, but to those cities. Now, it’s Martin Brodeur’s turn. “I’m gonna have some pigeon living on my..." February 09

  • Rangers, Devils are back at it

    North Jersey "Of course it’s a possibility. But with so many teams jockeying for playoff position in the Eastern Conference, the odds of both the Rangers and Devils reaching the postseason are not high. That only amplifies the importance when these Metropolitan Division rivals meet for the second of three..." February 08

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Hynes said Cammalleri out Monday and Tuesday. They'll see after that.

  • With Holtby on pace to break his single-season wins mark, Brodeur sees similarities in their makeup

    North Jersey "Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby picked up his league-leading 32nd win of the season in today's 3-2 shootout win over the Devils. With the Capitals having played only 50 games, Holtby is on pace to win 52 games, which would shatter Martin Brodeur's single-season NHL record of 48..." February 07

  • Martin Brodeur gets statue, New Jersey Devils jersey retired

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils will retire the No. 30 jersey of goaltender Martin Brodeur. The Devils announced Tuesday they also will erect a statue of their longtime goaltender during ceremonies at the game on Feb. 9 against the Edmonton Oilers. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the..." February 07

  • Capitals beat Devils, 3-2, on shootout goals by Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie

    Washington Post "Paul Carey woke to a text message on Friday morning saying he was to report to Washington and join the Capitals on their flight to Newark later than day. A career American Hockey League player, Carey was recalled by virtue of waiver eligibility rules and injuries. But wearing a Washington..." February 06

  • Maple Leafs get shootout win over Devils

    Toronto Sun "Rate this a near perfect 10. On a Thursday night set aside to honour Darryl Sittler’s 10-point night, the misfiring Leafs were a couple of minutes away from another frustrating close defeat. Until Tyler Bozak’s 10th goal of the year forced overtime, goalie James Reimer won his 10th of the..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Mike Cammallleri (hand) is out through end of week. Hynes said they'll evaluate after that for Monday's game at. Rangers.

  • Devils rally to defeat New York Rangers, 3-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "J.T. Miller scored two goals for the Rangers, but the Devils bounced back with goals from Joe Blandisi and David Schlemko for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Blandisi tied it 1:07 after Miller gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Oscar Lindberg was sent off for interference at 9:19..." February 03

  • Does Lee Stempniak think the Devils will trade him at the deadline?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Lee Stempniak is just the type of veteran forward a playoff-bound team will be looking to acquire before the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline. But if the Devils have a chance to make the playoffs for the first time in four years as the deadline approaches, wouldn't they be inclined to keep the..." February 03

  • Devils place forward Cammalleri on injured reserve

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils left wing Michael Cammalleri was placed on injured reserve Monday because of an upper-body injury. The move is retroactive to Jan. 26." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • Ray Shero owes it to Devils to add, not subtract

    North Jersey "With less than a month to go until the NHL’s Feb. 29 trade deadline, Devils general manager Ray Shero finds himself caught in the middle between his long-term plan and wanting in the short term to help out a team that has given him everything he could have asked for up to this point in the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • His offense has dipped, but sophomore jinx hasn't hit Devils' Damon Severson

    Newark Star-Ledger "Damon Severson doesn't feel he's had to endure anything resembling a sophomore jinx so far this season, but it hasn't gone completely as expected for the Devils' young defenseman. The points haven't come quite as easily for Severson, a defenseman with definite offensive skills. He was a healthy..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Devils announce schedule for Martin Brodeur jersey retirement and statue unveiling

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils have announced the schedule for the retiring of Martin Brodeur's No. 30 on Feb. 9 at Prudential Center, as well as the unveiling of a statue honoring the former goaltender on the evening of Feb. 8. Interestingly, "An Evening With Marty" in which "The Salute" statue is unveiled, will..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Penguins blank Devils, 2-0, as Fleury shines

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The game was all but officially over. The Penguins’ two points were secure. Seemed like the ideal time, goalie Marc-Andre Fleury figured, to try to make a little history. With about 24 seconds left in what became a 2-0 victory against New Jersey Tuesday night at Consol Energy Center,..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Varlamov, Stempniak and Elliott named stars of week

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, New Jersey Devils right wing Lee Stempniak and St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 24. FIRST STAR – SEMYON VARLAMOV, G, COLORADO AVALANCHE Varlamov posted a 4-0-0 record with..." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Devils' Bobby Farnham anxious to show Pittsburgh Penguins and fans he belongs in NHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "Bobby Farnham was given the hard hat by his Devils' teammates for being player of the game in Saturday night's 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre. He had a big block on a Jacob Trouba slap shot in the second period and broke up a 2-on-1 rush back-checking in the third..." January 24

  • Devils' Tlusty expected to miss 3-4 months following wrist surgery

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils won't have Jiri Tlusty back in the lineup any time soon. The forward is expected to be out three-to-four months after having surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist Friday." January 23

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    New Jersey Devils @NJDevils

    Sergey Kalinin (ill) will not play tonight in Winnipeg.

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Bobby Farnham is back from his four-game suspension tonight.

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    NJDevilsPR @NJDevilsPR

    #NJDevils place D John Moore (lower body) on injured reserve and recall D Seth Helgeson from @AlbanyDevils under emergency conditions.

  • Devils score five in first, hold on to beat Senators, 6-3

    North Jersey "“Thank God!” Devils rookie Joe Blandisi thought to himself Thursday night when the puck went into the net for his first NHL goal. It was only the ninth NHL game of the 21-year-old’s career, but it felt like an eternity for him. “There’s been lots of chances and finally,” Blandisi said after..." January 22

  • Reid Boucher leads Devils over Calgary Flames, 4-2

    Newark Star-Ledger "Reid Boucher scored a goal and set up another while leading the Devils to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames Tuesday night at Prudential Center. Boucher has two game-winning goals in his two games since being recalled from Albany (AHL). Cory Schneider was solid again in goal as he posted..." January 20

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Devils' Cammalleri to return to lineup vs. Flames

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils' toothless attack is set to receive a much-needed jolt. New Jersey's most-efficient point producer, Mike Cammalleri, is expected to make his return to the lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Calgary Flames, spelling an end to his eight-game absence. The Devils have..." January 19

  • Cory Schneider’s heroics help Devils blank Coyotes

    New York Post "Cory Schneider enjoys facing the Coyotes. Schneider stopped 38 shots for his fourth shutout of the season, leading the Devils to a 2-0 win over the Coyotes on Saturday. Schneider, selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career earlier this month, shut out Arizona for the third time..." January 17

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    John Hynes said there's "a good chance" Mike Cammalleri will play Tuesday vs. Calgary.

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Calvin Pickard gets first career shutout as the Avs defeat New Jersey

    Denver Post "Correlation does not imply causation — which is a professor's way of saying that the Avalanche might have beaten New Jersey on Thursday night without making youth-oriented roster moves on defense the day before. The stop in Denver was the third on a four-game Western swing for the franchise..." January 15

  • Devils’ Tootoo fined $2,000 for embellishment

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils forward Jordin Tootoo has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline for diving/embellishment, the National Hockey League announced Thursday. The incident occurred in a game versus the Detroit Red Wings on January 4. Tootoo’s forfeited salary will go to the Players’..." January 14

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    Rich Chere @Ledger_NJDevils

    Tuomo Ruutu has been activated from IR by the Devils.

  • Devils' Farnham suspended four games

    NHL.com "Farnham has been suspended without pay, for interference against St. Louis Blues forward Dmitrij Jaskin during NHL game No. 636 in St. Louis on Tuesday, Jan. 12, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 11:50 of the third period. Farnham..." January 14