Devils Rumors & News

  • Where does Devils goalie Cory Schneider go from here?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider's first start since March 8 went far from planned. Four goals over the opening 30:31 ended Schneider's night early in the Devils' 6-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at SAP Center in San Jose, and it extended a long slide for the struggling goalie. He is now winless in..." March 23

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Devils' Tom Fitzgerald pulls out of contention for Hurricanes GM job

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes‘ search for a new general manager narrowed slightly Friday as two more potential candidates bowed out of the race. Nashville Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton has withdrawn his name from consideration, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. New..." March 17

  • Devils' Brett Seney: Inks entry-level deal

    CBS Sports "Seney agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract with New Jersey on Friday. Seney just wrapped up his senior season with Merrimack College in which he tallied 13 goals, 19 assists and 48 PIM. " March 16

  • How Michael Grabner can get going with Devils

    Newark Star-Ledger "Michael Grabner is still looking for his first goal and first point as a Devil. Since his Feb. 23 trade from the Rangers, where the Devils sent their 2018 second-round pick and defenseman prospect Yegor Rykov across the Hudson River, Grabner has generated his fair number of chances with his..." March 13

  • Help us, New Jersey Devils, you’re our only hope

    New York Post "For the first time in 52 years and the first time ever, that is the history the Devils can prevent from happening by locking down a place in the playoffs. Because if the team on the other side of the Hudson is unable to reverse the recent downward slides of 4-6 and 8-10 following Saturday’s..." March 12

  • Zajac doesn't travel with Devils for opener of road trip "Travis Zajac has an undisclosed injury and did not travel with the New Jersey Devils for their game at the Nashville Predators on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-TN, NHL.TV). The 32-year-old center was injured by an open-ice hit from Winnipeg Jets forward Andrew Copp at 12:45 of the second period..." March 10

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Cory Schneider calls out his own game after Devils' loss to Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Following his third straight 3-2 loss, Devils goalie Cory Schneider was his own worst critic on Thursday. "They deserve better from me. It's not fair to my teammates to have other goalies come in here and outplay me on a regular basis lately," Schneider said. "So it's just not good enough by..." March 09

  • Devils' Marcus Johansson resumes skating for 1st time since concussion

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Marcus Johansson resumed skating on his own for the first time since his Jan. 23 concussion. Johansson skated for the first time on Tuesday, and he hit the ice again on Wednesday. Johansson suffered his second concussion of the season when he was elbowed in the head by..." March 07

  • NHL Announces Global Series Schedule

    Pro Hockey Rumors "This season, the NHL returned to their Global Series with events in China and Sweden. Both were considered successes, and now the league has released their plan for the 2018-19 season, which will include four different international cities. In the preseason, the Global Series Challenge will..." March 06

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Ray Shero: Resurgent Taylor Hall a driving force for ‘lucky’ Devils

    Sportsnet "Think a rebuild means a team is doomed to sit in the NHL basement for five years? The New Jersey Devils beg to differ. When Ray Shero took over the GM’s chair in New Jersey following the 2014-15 season the team’s top three scorers were Adam Henrique, Mike Cammalleri and Patrik Elias...." March 01

  • Cory Schneider joins Devils in Florida | Could he play Thursday?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Goalie Cory Schneider was recalled from his AHL conditioning assignment and joined the Devils on their road trip in Florida on Wednesday. Schneider is still on injured reserve, but joining the team opens the door for him to play on Thursday against the Panthers or on Friday against the Carolina..." March 01

  • Cory Schneider won't play vs. Penguins, but return to Devils could be near

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils goalie Cory Schneider did not travel with the team to Pittsburgh for Tuesday's game against the Penguins, but the goalie is getting closer to his return. Schneider participated in a full team practice on Monday for the first time since suffering a groin injury on Jan. 23. Schneider..." February 27

  • Edmonton Oilers send Patrick Maroon to New Jersey for third-round pick plus ????

    Edmonton Journal "It took until the proverbial eleventh hour, but Edmonton Oilers finally pulled the trigger on their most significant deal of the 2017-18 season, shipping out power forward Patrick Maroon to New Jersey Devils for a 2019 third-round draft pick and, from first reports, a prospect to be named shortly..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Devils exercised 4th-year option on Hynes contract earlier this season

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils exercised the fourth-year team option on Devils coach John Hynes, adding one more year to Hynes' original three-year deal that he signed in 2015. Hynes is now under contract through the 2018-19 season. Co-owner Josh Harris told reporters on Saturday at the Prudential Center in..." February 25

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • Rangers trade Michael Grabner to Devils in 1st deal between teams

    New York Post "One more down, a few more to go. The Rangers were set to trade Michael Grabner to the Devils on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick and 20-year-old defensive prospect Yegor Rykov, who was New Jersey’s 2016 fifth-round pick (No. 132 overall) and is currently playing for SKA St...." February 23

  • Schneider could return next week for Devils "New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider, who has missed the past 13 games with a hip/groin injury, could return to the lineup next week. Schneider, who was injured during a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Jan. 23, participated in an optional skate at Prudential Center on Wednesday and said..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Taylor Hall relishing 1st playoff race, hasn't had this much fun since junior

    The Score "In the midst of a career season, Taylor Hall finds himself in an unfamiliar spot: competing for the playoffs. To the surprise of many, Hall's New Jersey Devils started the season red-hot, and have carried the momentum into the stretch run. They currently sit in the East's first wild-card spot..." February 20

  • Devils' Wood to have hearing for hit from behind on Namestnikov

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Miles Wood will have a hearing with NHL Player Safety on Sunday for boarding and charging Tampa Bay Lightning center Vladislav Namestnikov during Saturday's 4-3 Devils win at Amalie Arena. Wood hit Namestnikov from behind at the 4:54 mark of the second period, sending the front..." February 18

  • Devils Miles Wood suspended two games for boarding

    North Jersey "Devils left wing Miles Wood was suspended two games by the NHL Player Safety Department on Sunday and fined $9,946.24 for his boarding minor on the Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov at 4:54 of the second period in Saturday night’s 4-3 win at Tampa, Fla. Wood will be unavailable when the Devils..." February 18

  • Devils place Corey Schneider on IR

    Fanrag Sports "The New Jersey Devils have placed goaltender Corey Schneider on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 23, the team announced on Monday. To account for his absence, New Jersey recalled forward Nick Lappin from the Binghamton Devils, its American Hockey League affiliate. Schneider continues to..." February 12

  • Devils' Schneider sidelined 'at least a week' with groin injury

    CBS Sports "Schneider (groin) won't return for at least the next seven days, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports. While the severity of Schneider's injury he suffered Jan. 23 is still unclear, the ailment has now cost him close to a month of action, and he'll be held out of the Devils' next three..." February 11

  • Devils' Hall content with Burrows suspension

    North Jersey "The Devils’ Taylor Hall obviously agreed with the NHL’s decision to suspend the Senators’ Alex Burrows for 10 games. Ultimately, so did Burrows, who opted not to appeal the league’s judgement. “It’s a lot of games,” Hall said on Thursday. “I think what they’re saying is it’s not really a..." February 08

  • Alex Burrows Waives Right To In-Person Hearing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alex Burrows had been offered an in-person hearing with the Department of Player Safety to defend his actions in last night’s Ottawa-New Jersey game, but has decided to decline that option and instead will speak over the phone. Because they offered him the in-person meeting, the NHL retains the..." February 07

  • Devils GM not willing to deal young depth for rental player "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has no interest in becoming a one-hit wonder. When he was hired May 4, 2015, the Devils had missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three straight seasons. That drought has reached five, but the Devils have been near the top of the Metropolitan Division..." February 07

  • Devils' Palmieri: Gudas has lost 'benefit of the doubt'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Given the history of Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, Devils forward Kyle Palmieri had a hard time passing off his first-period hit as an accident. Gudas left his feet and hit Palmieri high at 12:47 of the first period in the Devils' 4-3 win on Thursday at the Prudential Center, sending the..." February 02

  • Gudas avoids suspension for Palmieri hit that inspired Zajac fight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas might be on the Department of Player Safety’s speed dial list – probably somewhere near Zac Rinaldo and Brad Marchand – but it sounds like he won’t get a call from the NHL this time around. Last night, Gudas’ odd hit on Kyle Palmieri caused tensions to..." February 02

  • Okposo on Hall’s dangerous hit from behind: ‘There’s no place for that’

    Sportsnet "New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall delivered a dangerous and blatant hit from behind on Buffalo’s Kyle Okposo Tuesday night. Hall only received a two-minute minor for the hit, possibly because Okposo was able to get to his feet and continue in the game. The NHL Department of Player Safety..." January 31

  • Devils' Taylor Hall fined for boarding Sabres' Kyle Okposo

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Taylor Hall was fined $5,000 by NHL Player Safety for boarding Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo during Tuesday's 3-1 win at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. The fine was the maximum allowed by the NHL's collective bargaining agreement. Hall was given a minor boarding..." January 31

  • Devils expect Taylor Hall to return against Sabres

    Fanrag Sports "The New Jersey Devils entered the All-Star break on a four-game losing streak. However, the Eastern Conference franchise is already attempting to get back on track as injured forward Taylor Hall is expected to return to the lineup on Tuesday evening against the Buffalo Sabres. Hall has notably..." January 30

  • Brian Boyle on NHL All-Star Debut: ‘I’m Not Playing if it’s Not for My Wife’

    Complex "New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle will make his first NHL All-Star Game appearance Sunday afternoon, and given the unique circumstances that made him agree to appear in the game, it wasn’t particularly surprising that the person he thanked most wasn’t a teammate or a coach. “I’m not playing..." January 28

  • Devils' Marcus Johansson diagnosed with 2nd concussion of season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Marcus Johansson was diagnosed with a concussion after taking an elbow to the head from Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Tuesday. The NHL suspended Marchand five games for the elbow, which came at the 18:01 mark of the third period in the Devils' 3-2 loss at TD Garden in..." January 25

  • Marcus Johansson suffers second concussion of season

    Yardbarker "As Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins await word of a potential suspension from the league, the New Jersey Devils will have to deal with another concussion for Marcus Johansson. According to Bob McKenzie of TSN the Devils’ forward suffered his second such injury of the season when elbowed by..." January 24

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Does approach change for Devils' Cory Schneider after Keith Kinkaid's injury?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider is expected to start for the Devils on Monday against the Detroit Red Wings at the Prudential Center in Newark after missing two out of the past three games due to illness. Schneider backed up in the one game where he did dress, so he will be looking at his first game action..." January 22

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Flames trade Eddie Lack to New Jersey for defender Dalton Prout

    Sporting News "The New Jersey Devils acquired goaltender Eddie Lack in exchange for defenseman Dalton Prout, the teams announced on Saturday. The Flames traded for Lack this summer in one of two moves by Calgary that shook up their goaltending depth, also adding Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes. While..." December 30

  • Bratt returns to practice, hopes to play Saturday "The New Jersey Devils took a quick spin on the ice on Friday afternoon - literally. A day after their big shootout win over their rival New York Rangers, the team practiced for just about 25 minutes. In addition, the Devils continue to get healthy as the season moves on. One more player..." December 22

  • Improvement by Devils reinvigorates rivalry with Rangers "The red and blue jerseys in the crowd ran together like water paint as fans, some maybe even friends or neighbors, sat next to each other, shared armrests and cheered as loud as they could for their respective teams at Prudential Center. The chants from the sellout crowd of 16,514 were..." December 22

  • Devils activate Kyle Palmieri from IR

    Fanrag Sports "After missing nearly a month, New Jersey Devils right-winger Kyle Palmieri is back on the ice. On Monday morning, the Devils officially activated him from injured reserve while Palmieri will now be in the team’s lineup against the Anaheim Ducks. Palmieri broke his right foot in late November...." December 18