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  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • New Jersey Devils Could Be Active Deadline Sellers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils surprised the world last season by fast-forwarding their rebuild and making the playoffs. However, that success was fueled by an MVP effort from Taylor Hall and a surprising takeover in net by Keith Kinkaid. The 2018-19 campaign has been a little..." January 11

  • Mackenzie Blackwood Moved To Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have moved impressive young goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood to injured reserve, retroactive to January 2nd. Kevin Rooney has been recalled to take the roster spot, but Blackwood will be eligible to return on Saturday if fully healthy. That..." January 10

  • The New Jersey Devils Need More Impact Players

    All About The Jersey "The New Jersey Devils are struggling to keep pace with other teams in the Eastern Conference this year. More troubling perhaps is the fact that there have been a number of games where they’ve either led and blown the lead, or outright been decimated by their opposition. While..." January 10

  • There’s A Problem With the Rebuild — We Don’t Know Which Defenders Are Any Good.

    All About The Jersey "During a rebuild, an NHL GM needs to be constantly re-evaluating the question: “Who are the pillars to build this team around?” Various things can alter the answers to these questions from year to year — Andy Greene has aged out of the core — or even..." January 09

  • Mike Peluso files federal lawsuit against Devils over head injuries

    Newark Star-Ledger "Former Devils forward Mike Peluso on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against the team for failing to disclose the extent of his head injuries suffered during his NHL career. The suit was also filed against former Devils GM and president Lou Lamoriello, plus..." January 04

  • Devils give coach John Hynes a multi-year contract extension

    Newark Star-Ledger "The most tenured coach in New York/New Jersey professional sportsis going to be sticking around with his team much longer. The Devils have given John Hynes, who had been under contract through the 2018-19 season, a multi-year extension, according to a team..." January 03

  • What Mackenzie Blackwood’s Hot Start Means and What It Doesn’t Mean

    All About The Jersey "Mackenzie Blackwood is the Lord and I am the one true prophet. In my piece suggesting demoting Cory Schneider, I implicitly endorsed Blackwood as the only reasonable call-up who was, at the time, killing it in the AHL. In the aftermath of that article, I talked about..." January 02

  • New Jersey Devils Place Taylor Hall On Injured Reserve

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils announced Tuesday the team has placed forward Taylor Hall on injured reserve, retroactive to December 23, with a lower-body injury. Hall is eligible to be activated at any time. " January 01

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Bruins' Backes suspended three games

    TSN "Boston Bruins forward David Backes has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Devils forward Blake Coleman, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Friday. The penalty means he will miss the Winter Classic scheduled for New Year's Day..." December 28

  • Bruins’ David Backes to have hearing for hit to head on Devils’ Blake Coleman "Boston Bruins forward David Backes will have a hearing with NHL Player Safety for his illegal check to the head on Devils forward Blake Coleman during Thursday’s 5-2 Devils win at TD Garden in Boston. Backes hit Coleman with 2:03 left in regulation when the Devils forward..." December 28

  • Hall out vs. Bruins, day to day with lower-body injury

    The Score "New Jersey Devils forward Taylor Hall will miss Thursday night's road contest against the Boston Bruins with a lower-body injury and is considered day to day, according to Chris Ryan of It's the same ailment that forced the 27-year-old to miss two games earlier in..." December 27

  • Report: Rights of Devils' Sami Vatanen traded in KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Igor Eronko of Sport-Express, the rights of New Jersey Devils defenseman Sami Vatanen have been traded in the KHL. Vatanen now belongs to Avangard Omsk, meaning he would have to sign with them if he ever decided to leave the NHL. Though this is by no means indicating that..." December 26

  • Marcus Johansson Placed On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils will be without the services of Marcus Johansson for at least the next seven days. Johansson has been placed on injured reserve, while Stefan Noesen was activated today. It’s an upper-body injury for the Devils forward, suffered early last night against the Columbus..." December 21

  • Hall returns to action against Leafs

    TSN "Taylor Hall will return from a two-game absence tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hall has been sidelined by a lower-body injury. He has eight goals and 31 points in 29 games this season.  " December 18

  • Devils place goaltender Cory Schneider on injured reserve

    Sportsnet "The New Jersey Devils have placed netminder Cory Schneider on injured reserve, the club announced Monday. Schneider is out while dealing with an abdominal strain, according to the team. The 32-year-old has appeared in nine games for New Jersey this season —..." December 17

  • New Jersey Devils Taylor Hall A Game-Time Decision Against Vegas Golden Knights

    Last Word On Hockey "The New Jersey Devils announced that winger Taylor Hall will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Hall spent some time doing line rushes with the team during today’s gameday skate but left the ice early. Taylor Hall..." December 14

  • Can Islanders, Devils & Rangers cash in on Golden Knights trend?

    New York Post "Did last year’s historic hockey run from the Vegas Golden Knights annoy the rest of the country so much that now everyone is their hated rival? VSiN had a lot of fun covering the expansion miracle on our Vegas-based broadcasts last season. But we could see why hockey fans in..." December 12

  • Have Third Periods Been a Problem for the 2018-19 New Jersey Devils?

    All About The Jersey "Every so often, I get asked the question online or in person as to why the New Jersey Devils are so bad this year? How can they be struggling when they have seemingly solid numbers in 5-on-5 play? Why do they keep dropping games and points? And one of the answers I keep going to is..." December 10

  • What Is The Biggest Reason the Devils are Worse Than Last Year?

    All About The Jersey "The Devils do still have some encouraging signs this season, analytically speaking. For instance, they still have one of the strongest K-ratings in the league. A truly unforgiving schedule, combined with some poor goaltending, and a little bad luck has certainly contributed to..." December 05

  • No discipline hearing for Capitals' Wilson following hit

    TSN "There will be no discipline hearing for Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson regarding his check to the head against the New Jersey Devils Friday, according to a report from TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Wilson was issued a five-minute major and a match penalty in..." December 01

  • Todd Reirden on Tom Wilson’s hit: ‘Any other player, it’s an interference call maybe’

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "In the second period of the Capitals’ Metro division battle against the New Jersey Devils, Tom Wilson hit Brett Seney from behind on a back check. The Capitals defended Wilson in the locker room, stating that the hit wasn’t to Seney’s head and that it wasn’t on..." December 01

  • New Jersey Devils recall Michael McLeod

    Yardbarker "While the rest of the league was busy with the flurry of waiver activity, the New Jersey Devils have made their own interesting add. Team beat reporter Amanda Stein tweets that the Devils have recalled top prospect Michael McLeod from the minor leagues, and will join the team in Washington..." November 29

  • Penguins claim Jean-Sebastien Dea off waivers after dropping him two months ago

    PensBurgh "The Penguins welcome former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton regular Jean-Sebastien Dea back into the fold after dropping him to waivers two months ago with a re-claim from the New Jersey Devils. Former Pens’ GM Ray Shero made it clear that Dea’s skillset was useful on a team..." November 29

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Hischier to return for Devils against Canadiens "Nico Hischier is expected to return to the New Jersey Devils lineup after missing four games with a thumb injury when they play the Montreal Canadiens at Prudential Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SN1, MSG+ 2, RDS, NHL.TV). "I talked to the trainers after practice and felt pretty..." November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Steven Santini Sent To AHL On Conditioning Loan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils should be getting back another young player soon, as according to Tom Gulitti of they today sent Steven Santini to the AHL on a conditioning loan as he works his way back from a broken jaw.  " November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Devils' Vatanen lands on IR, Hischier out for 3rd straight game

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils are dealing with injuries to a couple of key players. Sami Vatanen was placed on injured reserve by the club Saturday, and Nico Hischier remains day to day, but isn't in the lineup for Saturday's matinee against the Detroit Red Wings, Devils head coach..." November 17

  • Devils place Brian Boyle on IR with upper-body injury

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils have placed center Brian Boyle on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, the team announced Tuesday. In the club's most recent game Sunday versus the Winnipeg Jets, Boyle was on the receiving end of a devastating hit..." November 13

  • How Devils' Martin Brodeur reshaped goalie position, impacted NHL

    Newark Star-Ledger "Brian Boucher's entire playing career overlapped with Martin Brodeur's tenure with the Devils. That didn't stop the former NHL goalie from appreciating an opponent from afar. Boucher, who played 13 seasons for the Flyers and six other..." November 13

  • 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