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  • Devils place Eddie Lack on waivers

    North Jersey "Eddie Lack's conditioning assignment has come to an end. According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Devils placed the goalie on waivers Thursday morning. The intention is to have him pass through so he can officially be assigned to Binghamton of the American Hockey..." November 08

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Devils coach explains why former No. 6 overall pick Pavel Zacha sent to AHL "Devils coach John Hynes used a few healthy scratches as a tool to correct Pavel Zacha's game during the 2017-18 season. Through 10 games of 2018-19, the coaches and management needed something more to get him going. That led to Zacha's assignment on Friday..." November 04

  • New Jersey Places Noesen On Injured Reserve; Activates Stafford

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils announced that they have placed forward Stefan Noesen on injured reserve, with an upper-body injury which he suffered in a game Tuesday against Tampa Bay. The team also announced that they have activated forward Drew Stafford to take Noesen’s place on the..." November 03

  • Pavel Zacha headed to AHL

    CBS Sports "Zacha was assigned to AHL Binghamton on Friday. Zacha has spent all of the last two seasons with the Devils, but he will take a turn in the minors after going without a point through 10 games this season. " November 02

  • How Devils' Cory Schneider felt in 1st NHL start since hip surgery

    Newark Star-Ledger "One save forced Cory Schneider to his back. A hectic scramble at the crease forced him to make two mores saves from the same position. In a tie game with less than 10 minutes to play, a sequence of three saves by Schneider, where he needed to sprawl, stretch and..." November 02

  • How Devils' John Hynes balances coaching and analytics

    Newark Star-Ledger "John Hynes will occasionally approach his assistant coaches with a lineup suggestion, wanting to get their opinion on a potential change or move. "What do you think about this?" Hynes will ask. The Devils' bench boss will listen intently and..." November 01

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Why Devils goalie Cory Schneider is OK with being eased back into lineup

    Newark Star-Ledger "Since the start of the 2014-15 season, Cory Schneider has been the Devils' unquestioned starting goalie, getting the majority of the work when healthy. That might change -- at least for now -- in 2018-19. After being activated from the injured..." October 30

  • Cory Schneider Returns for the New Jersey Devils

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils have added goaltender Cory Schneider to the active roster. Schneider missed the Devils first eight games with a hip injury and is coming off two rehab starts with Binghamton in the AHL. The Devils announced that he will be at practice and will travel..." October 29

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Palmieri evolves into prolific goal scorer for Devils "Kyle Palmieri said there's nothing fancy to the way he's programmed to score goals. A little patience and persistence went a long way, particularly in an expanded role the past four seasons with the New Jersey Devils after the forward was acquired in a trade with the Anaheim..." October 28

  • Jordan Greenway, John Quenneville Assigned To AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild and New Jersey Devils have made some tough decisions with regards to two budding prospects, assigning Jordan Greenway and John Quenneville back to the AHL. Both players suited up last night for their respective teams, but will now be headed to the minor..." October 26

  • Devils sign betting deal with sportsbook William Hill US, report says

    Sporting News "  The Devils are the latest NHL franchise to partner with a major..." October 25

  • Boyle of Devils says cancer is in remission "Brian Boyle said his cancer is in remission after receiving the results from his most recent blood test on Monday. The 33-year old New Jersey Devils center, diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia on Sept. 19, 2017, was originally told by doctors that it could take up to 18 months..." October 24

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Devils' Travis Zajac returns to practice

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils forward Travis Zajac practiced Wednesday, participating for the first time since suffering a lower body injury in a 5-3 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, Oct. 18. Zajac exited in the second period of that game when his right leg was..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Devils lose defenseman Steven Santini to broken jaw

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils placed Steven Santini on injured reserve and recalled forward Kevin Rooney and defenseman Egor Yakvolev from Binghamton (AHL). Steven Santini worked his way back into the Devils' lineup for the first time this season, filling in for an injured Ben Lovejoy..." October 22

  • Zajac, Lovejoy won't play for Devils vs. Flyers "Travis Zajac and Ben Lovejoy each has a lower-body injury and will not play for the New Jersey Devils against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; MSG+, SN, NBCSP, NHL.TV). Zajac and Lovejoy were injured during a 5-3 loss to the Colorado Avalanche at..." October 19

  • Cory Schneider Activated, Sent To AHL On Conditioning Loan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils are doing just fine with Keith Kinkaid as their starting goaltender, but will soon get back someone who aims on taking his job. Cory Schneider has been activated from the injured non-roster list, and will now be sent to the AHL on a conditioning..." October 19

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Kyle Palmieri, the other forward Ray Shero stole for the Devils

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the New Jersey Devils hired Ray Shero to be their new general manager back in 2015 he was facing a rather daunting task of rebuilding what was, at the time, one of the league’s dullest teams. It was not a totally lousy team, but it was not a particularly good one,..." October 17

  • Hall has good chance to repeat as Hart Trophy winner, Devils say "Taylor Hall is hoping to become the first player since 2009 to win the Hart Trophy in consecutive seasons, and his New Jersey Devils teammates are optimistic he can do it. The forward didn't have a point in the Devils' season opener, a 5-2 win against the Edmonton Oilers in..." October 07

  • Hall motivated to stay among game's best after MVP season

    The Score "One season among the game's elite isn't going to cut it for reigning Hart Trophy winner Taylor Hall. The New Jersey Devils winger broke out in a big way in 2017-18, establishing new career-highs across with board with 93 points in 76 games. His efforts were enough to clinch..." October 06

  • Jesper Bratt Fractured Jaw by Accident in Thursday’s Practice; Drew Stafford Signed

    All About The Jersey "Good morning. I have some bad news: Jesper Bratt fractured his jaw in practice yesterday. The New Jersey Devils have announced the injury and that Bratt is on injured reserve this morning. Not to be flippant, but it was off a bad break That’s right,..." October 05

  • Hischier's family thrilled his dream has become reality with Devils "There's a list of family rules that Nico Hischier's parents, Rino and Katja, refer to when asked about the sudden popularity of their son. The guidelines are strung together on pieces of wood that hang on the wall of the living room of their townhouse here, where the New..." October 02

  • Devils Claim Jean-Sebastien Dea Off Waivers From Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Devils have added some depth up front as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that they have claimed center Jean-Sebastien Dea off waivers from the Penguins. The 24-year-old is coming off of his best season at the AHL level after posting 18 goals..." September 28

  • Devils Sign Jeremy Groleau To An Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Devils have added some defensive depth to their prospect pool.  TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports (Twitter link) that the team has signed defenseman Jeremy Groleau to a three-year, entry-level contract.  Financial terms of the deal have not yet been..." September 25

  • Brian Gionta retires after 16-year NHL career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brian Gionta announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, officially putting an end to an incredibly successful 16-year career. The 39-year-old Gionta made the announcement in Buffalo, where he will be taking on a small, unspecified role with the team that will allow him to remain..." September 24

  • Devils' Miles Wood: Inks four-year deal

    CBS Sports "Wood has come to terms on a four-year deal with the Devils. He'll have a $2.75 million AAV over the life of this new contract. Getting this deal done now should give the 23-year-old power forward ample time to report to the team and get caught up by the start of the season. " September 22

  • Contract talks between Devils, Miles Wood intensify "Negotiations between the Devils and restricted free agent forward Miles Wood have become serious, and a new deal could be imminent, a person with knowledge of the talks told NJ Advance Media. The Devils and Wood's camp didn't have any serious..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Devils' Cory Schneider progressing, but still no timetable for return

    Newark Star-Ledger "While Cory Schneider has been active and on the ice nearly every day of Devils training camp, the goalie still doesn't have a clear picture of when he'll be ready to ramp up his practice activity or return to a game. Outside of his individual coach with..." September 21

  • Hearing no dialogue between NJD, RFA Wood

    TSN "It doesn't sound as if the New Jersey Devils and restricted free agent forward Miles Wood are close on a new contract according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.  September 19

  • Devils' Michael McLeod starting to show comfort on ice

    Newark Star-Ledger "Going through his third training camp with the Devils, a natural comfort level has formed for Michael McLeod. The 2016 first-round pick knows what to expect on and off the ice. In games and practices, he knows what coaches are looking for in his..." September 19

  • Why Devils' Pavel Zacha wants short-term thinking to help him make bigger impact

    Newark Star-Ledger "Pavel Zacha doesn't want to get too far ahead of himself. Entering his third NHL season, the Devils center is putting a focus on his short-term priorities, rather than the bigger picture.  At times last year, Zacha looked ahead to trying to make the..." September 18

  • New Jersey Devils, RFA Miles Wood “Aren’t Talking”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the majority of restricted free agents this odd-season have been re-signed to new contracts, the outlook is not good for the handful of players that remain unsigned. The past week has revealed that the Toronto Maple Leafs’ William Nylander, the Anaheim..." September 16

  • Schneider could miss start of regular season for Devils "Cory Schneider will not play in any preseason games and could miss the start of the regular season for the New Jersey Devils, general manager Ray Shero said Thursday. The 32-year-old goaltender has been skating with teammates and working out with goalie coach Roland Melanson during..." September 13

  • Devils to star in preseason all-access show on NHL Network

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils are starring in their own version of "Hard Knocks." Similar to HBO's popular show following NFL teams in the training camp, the Devils will be featured in an all-access series during the preseason on the NHL..." September 13

  • "Never say never": Oilers insider speculates on one day Taylor Hall returning to Edmonton

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Bob Stauffer of the Edmonton Oilers radio network, his speculation around where Taylor Hall will end up after his next contract, including some fascinating musings about Hall maybe returning to Edmonton. Hall himself recently spoke on player/team loyalty, noting:..." September 07

  • Devils invite Stafford to training camp on pro tryout

    The Score "Drew Stafford is getting his shot to make the New Jersey Devils, as the veteran forward will attend camp on a professional tryout, the team announced Friday. Stafford appeared in 59 games with the Devils last season, registering eight goals and seven..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Why Devils are banking on prospects to help team take next step

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's clear prospects are going to make an impact on the 2018-19version of the Devils. Following a quiet offseason without any trades or major free-agent signings, that's the most likely path for the team heading into September's training camp. That..." September 06

  • How Devils' Keith Kinkaid is approaching 2018-19 after breakout season and Cory Schneider's injury

    Newark Star-Ledger "Keith Kinkaid's breakout NHL season came on the heels of an injury to Devils starting goalie Cory Schneider. Now with Schneider recovering from offseason surgery for another injury, which could delay his start to the 2018-19 season, Kinkaid could be in the..." August 29

  • Report: Brodeur taking role with Devils

    TSN "Martin Brodeur appears headed for a homecoming with the New Jersey Devils. According to Andy Strickland of Fox Sports Midwest, Brodeur informed him several weeks ago that he was taking on a role with the Devils. Brodeur's new position is expected to be more focused on the..." August 28

  • Ex-Devil Martin Brodeur leaves Blues' front office | Return to N.J. in the cards?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Martin Brodeur is a free agent again. The former Devils goalie and soon-to-be inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame won't return as assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues, according to a report from the Athletic. The legendary..." August 27

  • Devils go ‘heritage’ route with 2018-19 third jersey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s third jersey season and on Tuesday the New Jersey Devils were the latest NHL team to unveil an alternate look for the 2018-19 campaign. They’re going old school and bringing back the white, red and green uniforms that they wore for a 10-year period between 1982 and..." August 21

  • Devils sign first-round pick Ty Smith to entry-level contract

    North Jersey "The Devils officially locked up their top draft pick on Monday, signing defenseman Ty Smith to a three-year entry-level deal. While the team did not disclose the salary, has Smith’s AAV as $925,000.  The 18-year-old defenseman out of Lloydminster,..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20