Devils Rumors & News

  • Why Devils got good news on Taylor Hall's injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "All things considered, the Devils got great news on the injury to forward Taylor Hall. The left winger suffered a right knee contusion on Tuesday in a collision with Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid in the third period of the Devils' 4-1 win. An MRI revealed no structural..." December 13

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Devils' Ben Lovejoy becomes 1st active NHL player to pledge brain to CTE research

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils defenseman Ben Lovejoy became the first active NHL to pledge his brain for donation to CTE research. Lovejoy announced his pledge Thursday after his agent reached out to Concussion Legacy Foundation, which has collected pledges from more than 2,500 athletes and veterans for studying..." December 07

  • Russian ice hockey star Kovalchuk tells 'clean' athletes to go to Olympics

    Reuters "Russian ice hockey star Ilya Kovalchuk on Tuesday told his country’s clean athletes to make sure they took part in the 2018 Pyeongchang winter Olympics if they satisfied strict conditions that showed they had a doping-free background. He was speaking after the International Olympic Committee..." December 06

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Ducks acquire Adam Henrique from Devils for Sami Vatanen

    Fanrag Sports "The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Adam Henrique in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, both franchises have formally announced. The Ducks also received fellow center Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round NHL Draft pick in the deal. In exchange, Anaheim sent defenseman Sami..." November 30

  • Devils Marcus Johansson making progress

    North Jersey "The midway point of the week marked the midway point between the Devils’ last game – a 3-2 loss to the Panthers at Prudential Center on Monday night – and their next game at Colorado on Friday night. So, with the team coming off its stretch of seven games in 12 days, this day and Tuesday have..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Brian Boyle and his story are what make sports great

    Sporting News "As Brian Boyle stood at his locker room stall, draped in an army camouflage jacket awarded to a New Jersey Devil player after each game for sticking up for his teammates, Boyle talked about inspiration. Boyle had just scored in the Devils' 3-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks, Boyle's second..." November 25

  • Devils’ Kyle Palmieri Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Foot

    CBS New York "New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is going to be sidelined up to six weeks with a broken right foot. The Devils announced Wednesday that Palmieri was injured after being hit by a shot Monday in a game at Minnesota. The 26-year-old Palmieri had four goals and five assists in 13..." November 22

  • Hischier asked to be benched after penalty-filled stretch

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nico Hischier might only be 18 years old, but he’s already revealing a maturity that’s well beyond his years. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told The Star-Ledger this past week that the forward asked head coach John Hynes to “just (bleeping) bench me,” after the No. 1 pick in the..." November 18

  • Brian Gibbons taking advantage of NHL opportunity with Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two full seasons in the American Hockey League, after a taste of NHL life, would give some players a mentality that a regular spot in The Show may never come again. Not Brian Gibbons. The New Jersey Devils forward wasn’t wondering when he’d get another NHL shot after 66 games over two seasons..." November 16

  • Brian Gibbons taking advantage of NHL opportunity with Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two full seasons in the American Hockey League, after a taste of NHL life, would give some players a mentality that a regular spot in The Show may never come again. Not Brian Gibbons. The New Jersey Devils forward wasn’t wondering when he’d get another NHL shot after 66 games over two seasons..." November 16

  • Devils assign Michael McLeod to OHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils assigned forward Michael McLeod to the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, where he will play out the 2017-18 season in junior hockey. The 19-year-old McLeod must stay with Mississauga until the team's season is complete. The Devils would then have the option to bring him up to the..." November 15

  • Mirco Mueller Out Indefinitely With Broken Clavicle

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils will be without Mirco Mueller for some time according to Amanda Stein of the team site. Mueller suffered a broken clavicle on Sunday night, and will be out indefinitely following a surgery scheduled for Thursday. It’s a tough break for Mueller, who had begun to play an..." November 14

  • The Great One heaps praise on Devils rookie Nico Hischier

    Sportsnet "In the days leading up to the 2017 NHL draft—perhaps even in the final moments—the hockey community remained divided on who was most deserving of the No. 1 crown. With Swiss-born Nico Hischier and Canadian Nolan Patrick both vying for the honour, New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero..." November 12

  • Boyle using platform with Devils to raise cancer awareness "New Jersey Devils center Brian Boyle is happy his story is gaining national headlines. Not so much because he's been able to again play the game he grew to love after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) two months ago, but because it will provide others having similar cancer..." November 12

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Devils confirm a concussion for Marcus Johansson

    Bergen Record "Devils coach John Hynes confirmed after the team’s morning skate at Rogers Place here in Edmonton that left wing Marcus Johansson did suffer a concussion in Wednesday night’s 2-0 win at Vancouver. He is out indefinitely. Johansson went hard into the boards on his first shift of the game as he..." November 03

  • Devils announce Brian Boyle will play tonight

    North Jersey "Brian Boyle will, as expected, make his delayed Devils’ debut tonight against the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver (Faceoff: 10 p.m.; Television: MSG Plus; Radio: WFAN-101.9FM/660AM, digital one Jersey Network). Boyle, 32, was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia at the start of training..." November 01

  • Devils trade Wedgewood to Coyotes for 5th-round pick

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes have traded a fifth-round pick for New Jersey Devils goaltender Scott Wedgewood, 98.7 FM Arizona Sports Station’s John Gambadoro reported Saturday. The move comes as the Coyotes have been without starting goaltender Antti Raanta for most of this season. Raanta has been..." October 28

  • Brian Boyle practices with Devils for 1st time since leukemia diagnosis

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just over one month since the news of his leukemia diagnosis, Brian Boyle returned to practice. The 32-year-old forward participated in his first full practice with the Devils after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia at the start of September's training camp. After working out and..." October 23

  • Devils' Brian Boyle cleared for practice after cancer diagnosis "New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, who's being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia, has been cleared for full participation at practice and will skate with the team Sunday. Boyle was diagnosed with the disease, a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is largely treatable with medication,..." October 22

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Devils place Cory Schneider on injured reserve

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils have been one of the most impressive teams in the 2017-18 season, jumping out to a 6-1-0 start, giving them the best record in the Metropolitan Division. But if the Devils want to stay on top, they will need to do so without No. 1 goaltender Cory Schneider. The club placed..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Devils Michael McLeod undergoes knee surgery

    North Jersey "The Devils announced that prospect Michael McLeod, 19, the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, will miss four to six weeks after undergoing successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee this morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Jonathan Glashow, the..." October 13

  • Butcher sets Devils record with 3 points in NHL debut

    Sportsnet "All eyes were on Nico Hischier as the No. 1 draft pick skated on NHL ice for the first time on Saturday afternoon, but it was another rookie who stole the show in the New Jersey Devils‘ 4-1 season-opening win against the Colorado Avalanche. Defenceman Will Butcher registered three assists,..." October 08

  • The Devils’ new scoreboard is absolutely massive

    Pro Hockey Talk "On the ice the New Jersey Devils have some exciting new additions to their roster for this season (specifically No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier and Marcus Johansson). Off the ice they have an exciting new addition to their home arena in the form of an absolutely massive new scoreboard that is..." October 06

  • Devils sign Jimmy Hayes to 1-year, 700K contract

    North Jersey "Jimmy Hayes can let out a long sigh of relief. He has earned another NHL contract. The Devils brought the 27-year-old right wing to training camp on a Professional Tryout Offer and, on Sunday, announced Hayes had agreed to a one-year deal worth $700,000. Hayes, who will likely fill a..." October 01

  • Hischier ‘played his way’ into top-six role with Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "First overall pick Nico Hischier has continued to impress through the preseason. His offensive totals certainly stand out. Four goals in four games, including this “tenacious” goal in his debut. He has seven points during the preseason, as well. It’s not the regular season, but it should..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Boyle still possible for Devils opener "Although center Brian Boyle missed the entire preseason, it remains possible he'll achieve his goal of playing in the New Jersey Devils regular season opener. The Devils announced on Sept. 19 that Boyle was diagnosed with a chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • Devils assign 15 to Binghamton (AHL), waive three and release one "New Jersey has assigned the following 12 players to Binghamton (AHL): Defensemen: Yaroslav Dyblenko, Josh Jacobs, Michael Kapla, Colton White Forwards: Brandon Baddock, Nathan Bastian, Brandon Gignac, Ryan Kujawinski, Blake Pietila, Kevin Rooney, Blake Speers Goaltender: Mackenzie..." September 26

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Devils' Wood relieved to be OK after hard hit

    North Jersey "Miles Wood was on the ice today at Barnabas Health Hockey House at Prudential Center with the group that will face the Islanders on Monday night at Barclays Center. There were no lingering effects from the hit he took from the Rangers’ Andrew Desjardins at 8:06 of the first period in the..." September 24

  • Devils announce Boyle has chronic thyroid leukemia

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday centre Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic thyroid leukemia. Chronic tyroid leukemia is a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is treatable with medication. Boyle said on a conference call Tuesday he feels as close to normal as he can feel and..." September 19

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Hall expected to do more in second season with Devils "Left wing Taylor Hall knows he has to do more in his second season with the New Jersey Devils. "I expect more and he knows that," general manager Ray Shero said during the first day of training camp Thursday. "We met at the end of the year for a long time and wanted him to understand what it..." September 17

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Severson signs six-year contract with Devils "Defenseman Damon Severson signed a six-year, $25 million contract with the New Jersey Devils on Monday. The contract has an average annual value of $4,2 million. "We are happy to have Damon under contract through the 2022-23 season," Devils general manager Ray Shero said. "Damon brings an..." September 11

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • After being traded this summer, Marcus Johansson making transition from Caps to Devils

    Washington Post "As though the clock on the Washington Capitals’ offseason had been turned back, forward Marcus Johansson stepped onto the ice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex Monday morning wearing a Washington practice jersey, as he had so many times during his seven-year career here. The only change: Johansson’s new..." September 02